R. Kelly Begins Brief Fall Tour Next Weekend, Tickets Averaging $168 on Secondary Market

[caption id="attachment_19619" align="aligncenter" width="734"] R. Kelly Tickets and Tour Dates R. Kelly [photo: http://www.mic.com][/caption]A short U.S. road stint is in store for hip-hop juggernaut R. Kelly, who makes his way across the country for a month-long jaunt beginning next weekend. The “Ignition” singer is slated to play nine shows over his stretch through November, and tickets are finding a healthy demand on the secondary market.

R. Kelly tickets on TicketIQ are now averaging $167.69 across the nine scheduled gigs. He’ll kick things off on September 24 at Liacouras Center at Temple University in Philadelphia, though it will be his stop at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center the following night that garners the highest ticket prices. R. Kelly tickets in Brooklyn own a secondary market average of $205.92, 22.8% above tour average, and the cheapest available ticket is listed for $81.

Other top-priced gigs include September 26 at Verizon Center in D.C. ($158.19 avg./$98 get-in) and October 2 at Oracle Arena in Oakland ($139.67 avg./$88 get-in). Conversely, an October 24 stop at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans is seeing the most affordable ticket prices at an average of $102.48 and a $61 get-in price.

The tour dates will run in conjunction with the release of his fourteenth studio album, Buffet, which hits stores everywhere next Friday, September 25. A number of guest spots will be featured on the record, including contributions from Juicy J and Wale on the Baltimore protests-inspired track, “Marching Band”. The record is Kelly’s first studio release since Black Pantiesin 2013.

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