R. KELLY BRINGS HIS “LOVE LETTER TOUR” TO THE U.S.
GRAMMY AWARD WINNING R. KELLY PREPARES TO HIT THE ROAD TO DETROIT WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARSHA AMBROSIUS
SATURDAY, JULY 9 @ FOX THEATRE
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, May 20 at 10 A.M.!
(DETROIT– May 16, 2011) — Three-time Grammy winning King of R&B, R. Kelly will bring his “Love Letter” tour to Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m.
Joining Kelly on the “Love Letter” Detroit stop is six-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/producer Marsha Ambrosius. Ambrosius released her solo debut album Late Nights & Early Mornings, which entered at #1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.
R. Kelly is an electrifying performer and will tour in support of Love Letter (Jive Records) his R.I.A.A gold-certified eleventh studio album. Love Letter has produced two hit singles, “When A Woman Loves” and the title track which held the # 1 position on the Urban AC chart for four consecutive weeks. Kelly is one of the biggest-selling R&B artists in the world selling over 34 million albums, releasing 11 No. 1 singles and seven No. 1 albums. His new CD incorporates classic soul music influences and features chivalrous lyrics concerning love and forgiveness. Kelly, who wrote, produced and arranged Love Letter, pays homage to soul artists such as Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
Love Letter received praise from critics and made the New York Times Pop Top 10 Albums of 2010 list, while its single “When A Woman Loves” made Associated Press’ Best Singles of the Year List.
“Kelly is singing as vigorously as ever, on songs that are some of the most elegant of his career…the songs are in essence, secular spirituals, bombastic and warm.”
–The New York Times
“The first single, the epic ‘When A Woman Loves,’ is a tour de force that not only puts Kelly’s wondrous songwriting on display, but also showcases a voice that has little competition when it comes to pure power and passion.”
“A refreshingly tasteful foray into classic soul and PG lovemaking.”
“Slow-simmered, grown-man emoting…and Kelly’s melodicism and vocal powers.”
–Los Angeles Times
“The R&B lothario reminds listeners that he’s still got it…”
For more information on the tour and the latest R. Kelly news, please visit to www.r-kelly.com.
Tickets ($48.50, $68.50, $88.50 and $105) go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.