R. Kelly and Tamar Braxton are not only going on tour together, but later this year will branch off to headline two additional tours.  Get all the details now.

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Tamar Braxton will be the opening act for the R. Kelly starting with a stop in Montgomery, Ala., on April 18.  Tamar will travel with Kells through May and then branch off to headline her own Love and War tour, which will go on to make 17 stops before coming to a close in San Francisco.   If that’s not enough for all her Tamartion fans, Mrs. Braxton will also continue to host ‘The Real’ talk show with Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love and Tamera Mowry-Housley later this year.

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By the way, R. Kelly has be in the studio working on the sequel to his last album ‘Black Panties,’  ‘White Panties.’  Listen to Tha Wire and find out who R. Kelly will be going on tour with later this year.  In the meantime, here's Kell and Tay Tay's current concert dates:

R. Kelly and Tamar Braxton Tour Dates

April 18: Montgomery, Ala. – Acadome at Alabama State University
April 19: Oklahoma City, Okla. – Chesapeake Arena
April 25: Jacksonville, Fla. – Jacksonville Arena
April 26: Columbia, S.C. – Colonial Life Arena
May 1: Tampa, Fla. – Times Arena
May 3: Jackson, Mo. – JSU Stadium
May 4: Greenville, S.C. – Bi-Lo Center
May 9: Bossier City, La. – Century Link Center
May 10: North Little Rock, Ark. – Verizon Arena
May 11: Louisville, Ky. – KFC Yum! Center

Tamar Braxton’s Love and War Tour Dates

May 16: Miami, Fla. – Fillmore
May 18: Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – House of Blues
May 21: Charlotte, N.C. – Fillmore
May 22: Silver Spring, Md. – The Fillmore
May 26: Philadelphia, Penn. – Theatre of the Living Arts
May 28: New York, N.Y. – Irving Plaza
May 29: Boston, Mass. – Paradise Rock Club
May 30: Mashantucket, Conn. – MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort
June 3: Detroit, Mich. – The Garden Theater
June 6: Chicago, Ill. – Concord Music Hall
June 9: Chattanooga, Tenn. – Track 29
June 11: Atlanta, Ga. – Tabernacle
June 14: Birmingham, Ala. – Iron City
June 16: Houston, Texas – House of Blues
June 17: Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
June 20: Las Vegas, Nev. – House of Blues
June 23: San Francisco, Calif. – Regency

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Finally, yesterday (March 26th), the Wu Tang Clan announced one copy of a secret, 31-track double disc album will be released entitled Once Upon A Time In ShaolinEverything about this album is going to be different from anything Wu fans or any fans of Hip Hop are used to.  For starters, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will be come in a hand carved nickel-silver box designed by British Moroccan artist Yahya”

Every member of the Wu-Tang Clan over the past six years will be featured on it and every tour stop to promote it will take place in art exhibitions in museums, galleries and other venues on that line.  Get this, admission prices will range between $30-$50 and in an effort to stop music piracy, fans will have to do a couple of other interesting things.  Be sure to listen to Tha Wire below for the scoop.

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RZA sat down with Forbes Magazine and explained that the groups approach to releasing the album is based on a desire to increase the reverence for Wu Tang music in the art world:

We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before. We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music.



We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.

There will be a time when we can’t tour, and that’s just the natural evolution of man. And yet this particular privatized album, I think—this idea we have—will be something that will go longer than all of us.

Once Upon A Time In Shaolin is all original music and includes several guest appearances as well.  FYI, this is NOT the same album as the continuously delayed Wu Tang Clan 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow.  Find out what the release date is below.

Press play and hear the scoop with Tha Wire now.