R. Kelly announces ’12 Days’ Christmas album tour; 2 local dates

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R. Kelly will tour behind his just-released holiday album. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

Grammy Award winner R. Kelly today released his first holiday album “12 Nights of Christmas,” and has announced he will take to the road in support of the disc, his 14th studio album.

The cover of R. Kelly’s “12 Nights of Christmas.” | RCA Records

The cover of R. Kelly’s “12 Nights of Christmas.” | RCA Records

The album, now available on iTunes, features 12 original tracks. It can also be streamed on Amazon.com.

The tour kicks off Dec. 5 in Nashville, Tenn., and includes two dates in Chicago — Dec, 13-14 at the Chicago Theatre.

Pre-sale tickets for the shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 26 utilizing a special code available on Kelly’s Facebook page, website, his Twitter feed or at ticketmaster.com. General onsale begins 11 a.m. Oct. 28.

The current holiday concert schedule includes:

December 5: Music City Theater at Bridgestone Arena- Nashville, TN

December 10: Orpheum- Minneapolis

December 11: Riverside Theater- Milwaukee, WI

December 13: Chicago Theatre- Chicago

December 14: Chicago Theatre- Chicago

December 17: Kings Theatre- Brooklyn, NY

Additional tour dates may be announced at a later time.

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