To make up for the recent cancelation of his “Love Letter Cruise,” R. Kelly has announced plans for an extensive North American tour. The R&B crooner kicks off what he's calling the "Single Ladies Tour" on October 13 in Columbia, South Carolina. Kellz will then close the 24-date tour on December 7 in Merrillville, Indiana.

The whole tour is in support of Write Me Back, R. Kelly’s eleventh full-length, out now on RCA.

R. Kelly tour dates:

10/13 – Columbia, SC: Township Auditorium
10/14 – Birmingham, AL: BJCC Concert Hall
10/18 – Atlanta, GA: Fox Theater
10/21 – Miami, FL: JL Knight Center
10/23 – Memphis, TN: Orpheum Theatre
10/25 – Chicago, IL: Arie Crown Theatre
10/31 – Oakland, CA: Paramount Theatre
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA: Nokia Theater
11/07 – Houston, TX: Jones Hall
11/08 – Grand Prairie, TX: Verizon Theatre
11/10 – Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Theater
11/11 – Cincinnati, OH: P&G Theatre
11/14 – Louisville, KY: Palace Theater
11/15 – St. Louis, MO: Fox Theatre
11/17 – Detroit, MI: Fox Theater
11/18 – Detroit, MI: Fox Theater
11/21 – New York, NY: The Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/24 – Washington, DC: Constitution Hall
11/27 – Baltimore, MD: Lyric Theater
11/29 – Upper Darby, PA: Tower Theater
11/30 – Upper Darby, PA: Tower Theater
12/02 – Columbus, OH: Veteran’s Memorial
12/06 – Cleveland, OH: State Theatre
12/07 – Merrillville, IN: Star Plaza

[via ConsequenceOfSound]