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R. Kelly delivers "Love Letter" across the U.S. this summer

Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly has added a U.S. leg to the world tour behind his recently released album, "Love Letter." // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly has added a U.S. leg to the world tour behind his recently released album, "Love Letter."

After wrapping up an in-progress European trek later this month, the Chicago native will return to the States for the June 2 kick-off in Southaven, MS. The road trip crisscrosses the nation, stopping by arenas in 18 cities along the way. The full itinerary, which wraps up July 3 in Philadelphia, is detailed at right.

Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrosius will handle opening duties on the summertime excursion.

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"Love Letter," R. Kelly's 11th studio effort, surfaced in December, debuting at No. 6 on The Billboard 200. The artist wrote, produced and arranged the Jive Records release, which so far holds two hit singles: "When a Woman Loves" and the title track.

The set, which follows up 2009's "Untitled," pays homage to several soul artists, such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, according to a press release.

 tour dates and tickets

April 2011
22 - Manchester, United Kingdom - O2 Apollo Manchester
23 - London, United Kingdom - HMV Hammersmith Apollo
25 - Berlin, Germany - Admirals Palast
26 - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit 36
27 - Offenbach, Germany - Capitol
28 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
30 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan

June 2001
2 - Southaven, MS - DeSoto Civic Center
3 - New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Arena
4 - Mobile, AL - Mobile Civic Center
5 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
10 - Oakland, CA - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theater L.A. Live
16 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
17 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
18 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
19 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
24 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
25 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
26 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
29 - Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center
30 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center

July 2011
1 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
2 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
3 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts

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