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Dec 15, 2015

R&B SUPERSTAR R. KELLY TO PERFORM NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE FOX THEATRE DECEMBER 31

Tickets On Sale Now

(DETROIT– December 15, 2015) — Three-time Grammy Award winner, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly has announced he will ring in the New Year at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 31 at 9:30 p.m. FaLisa JaNaye' and Demetria McKinney will open the show. Lineup is subject to change.

Tickets ($49, $89, $129 and $175) are on sale now and can 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.

Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, 3 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, and 8 Soul Train Awards.  His chart-topping hits range from “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin” to Grammy Award winning “I Believe I Can Fly” and everything in between. In addition to recent collaborations with Lady Gaga (“Do What U Want”), Justin Bieber (“PYD”), Phoenix (“Trying To Be Cool" remix) and  Bruno Mars (“Gorilla” remix),  R. Kelly has scored hit songs for Michael Jackson (“You Are Not Alone”), Celine Dion (“I’m Your Angel”), Maxwell (“Fortunate”) and countless others. With a music career spanning over 25 years, R. Kelly has proven time and time again he's the “King of R&B.” 

R. Kelly most recently released his highly anticipated 13th solo studio album The Buffet on December 11, 2015. The album includes his hit summer jam “Backyard Party,” whose festive music video recently premiered on RollingStone.com. The latest single from the album is the kinetic “Switch Up” featuring Lil Wayne and Jeremih.

The Buffet, for which R. Kelly recorded more than 470 songs for over the course of the last 2 years, positions the prolific songwriter and entertainer as the “King of R&B” yet again. The Buffet is a musical smorgasbord with sounds ranging from R&B to pop to blues,and even country. R. Kelly adds his signature soulfulness to make each song uniquely his own while giving fans an eclectic taste of his musical influences. The album boast features from music heavy hitters Lil Wayne and Juicy J plus music's hottest new artists Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Tinashe and Jhené Aiko.

"I have fans from numerous generations listening to my music now and I wanted to provide everyone with something they could enjoy" explains R. Kelly "With The Buffet, I wanted to showcase a variety of my musical sounds and include all the genres I love on one project."

In addition to his new album, R. Kelly has been on a sold out arena tour around the US, showcasing his live musical talents in major cities including NYC, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. He's received outstanding reviews from numerous media outlets, including The Dallas Observer who proclaimed, "The Chi-Town legend arguably hasn’t missed a beat" and the SF Weekly noted "Dude's been making bedroom-speaker music for 30 years and his voice is still silky smooth." As an energetic performer and passionate entertainer, R. Kelly’s live shows have been celebrated throughout his career.

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