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R. Kelly will celebrate Christmas with holiday album and tour to play Atlanta


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene blog

R. Kelly will celebrate the holidays in a big way this year – with his first-ever Christmas album and a short tour that will play Atlanta.

Kelly’s “12 Nights of Christmas,” a collection of a dozen soul-pop originals, is available now for purchase and streaming at Google Play , Amazon, Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music .

To support the release, Kelly will hit the road in early December for a tour that launches in Nashville and wraps in his part-time home of Atlanta on Dec. 27 at the Fox Theatre. More dates are expected to be added.

Fans can purchase tickets through a pre-order on Oct. 26 using a promo code released on Kelly’s Twitter, Facebook and website. Tickets to the general public will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Fox box office, www.foxtheatre.org, all Atlanta Whole Foods locations, Ticket Alternative outlets and by calling 1-855-285-8499.

Tickets are $45-$199.

Kelly visited Atlanta this summer for a stop on The Buffett Tour.

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