R. Kelly Announces New Tour Dates In Aftermath Of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

Danny Woods
February 8, 2019

R Kelly has announced a tour of NZ, Sri Lanka and Australia.

Embattled entertainer R Kelly has announced his new worldwide tour to Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand amid mounting sexual assault allegations against the singer.

The disgraced singer took to social media on Tuesday to announce the King of R&B tour taking place in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

A tweet from Kelly's Twitter account about touring New Zealand has been deleted.

On the same night that Surviving R. Kelly was finally aired to United Kingdom audiences, the musician stated his intention to continue touring. The singer didn't actually reveal any dates for the tour yet. No dates have been confirmed, but an event promotor called Flamingo Dreamz is attached to the proposed tour.

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Despite numerous allegations, Kelly has never been convicted of a crime, with a number of cases being settled out of court.

Although Kelly has always been trailed by allegations of sexual misconduct with younger women, the singer has become the focus of renewed scrutiny since the six-part docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" premiered on Lifetime in early January. Most infamously, Kelly was charged with child pornography in 2000 after a video surfaced that purported to show him having sex with an underage woman (Kelly was cleared in 2008 after that woman declined to testify against him).

Kelly has been dominating headlines in recent weeks thanks to the release of the documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly", which detailed the decades of physical, sexual, and mental abuse allegations levelled against the star by a string of women.

It was under those character requirements the Department of Home Affairs issued a "notice of intention to consider refusal of your visa" to whistleblower Chelsea Manning past year. "There are strong provisions under the Act to refuse or cancel a visa where a person is found not to be of good character", the spokesperson said.

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