R Kelly live in concert.

R Kelly

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Based on 23 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that R Kelly is rated as a watchable live performer, with decent shows overall. R Kelly concert reviews describe live shows and performances as entertaining, powerful, and playful.




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Latest Release

I Admit It (December 9, 2022)

Artist Info

Chicago, United States (1/8/1967) (1/8/1967) (1/8/1967)
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name R. Kelly, is a Grammy award winning American R&B singer-songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer.
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Critic Concert Reviews

Parklife DC (USA)

May 24, 2017
Say what you like about R. Kelly, but the man is a hell of an entertainer.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (USA)

December 27, 2016
Kelly played Atlanta a few months ago as part of his “Buffet” tour , the King of R&B is always a popular draw in the city that he occasionally calls home.

Times Union (USA)

October 1, 2016
Kelly, a man who has written an American standard, a classic R&B joint and a top-30 pop song of all time, cannot sell out the Palace Theatre.

Miami New Times (USA)

May 31, 2016
The mythology surrounding R&B icon R. Kelly often eclipses his musical legacy. And the horror stories that surround the 49-year-old singer overshadow that powerful and expressive voice and those catchy songs that have roped in listeners for 29 years.

The Kansas City Star (USA)

May 1, 2016
Kelly named his current tour after his most recent album, The Buffet, but his show Saturday night at the Sprint Center at times was more like the cafeteria food fight in the movie Animal House.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (USA)

April 30, 2016
R. Kelly's 'Buffet' tour kickoff at Family Arena leaves fans underfed

Dallas Observer (USA)

November 2, 2015
R. Kelly Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie Saturday, October 31, 2015 Catching R. Kelly in concert at this stage of his career, now 29 years in, is a complicated affair. After all the legal troubles and accusations of sexual misconduct, the Chicago R&B singer continues to do what he's always done: be outlandi

Past critic reviews published in

Living Out Loud Los Angeles (USA), Los Angeles Times (USA), The Florida Times-Union (USA), I Rock Cleveland (USA), The Orange County Register (USA) and more

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