R. Kelly's 'After Party' Tour Dates Canceled
The Pied Piper's tour has been cut short.
R. Kelly’s U.S. tour will be shorter than expected, after confirmation that three of his concerts have been scrapped and at least one other show is in jeopardy.
Ticketmaster’s website reveals the singer’s upcoming After Party tour dates are canceled at UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (Aug. 11); Raising Cane’s River Center Arena, Baton Rouge; and Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. At this time, the remaining seven shows are slated to go ahead as planned.
The cancelations follow allegations that the R&B artist is purportedly holding a number of women in a kind of sex "cult" (a claim he denies). Kelly hit the stage at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach last Friday night for his first performance since the lurid claims emerged. The singer didn’t hold back on his signature outrageous antics. His fans, however, weren’t all on board. The venue, according to TMZ, appeared to be below half capacity in the hours leading up to the show, and TMZ says slow ticket sales are the reason for the latest cancellations.
Billboard reached out to an R. Kelly rep for comment.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.