Grammy-Winning R&B/Pop Superstar Kelly Rowland Ready for 2007 Fall Concert Tour
Highly Acclaimed Second Solo Album, 'Ms. Kelly,' Available Now
The Grammy-winning R&B/pop music superstar Kelly Rowland will launch an eagerly-awaited North American fall concert tour beginning October 28 in Seattle and ending with a three-night run at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. The emerging American R&B singer Mario will open for Kelly at select venues. (Please see concert itinerary following.)
One of the year's most avidly-anticipated concert events, the Kelly Rowland tour will showcase the artist performing songs from her two best- selling solo albums -- Simply Deep and Ms. Kelly -- as well as in-concert surprises from the Destiny's Child repertoire and more. Kelly Rowland's 2007 fall concert tour marks the artist's first set of U.S. concert dates since Destiny Child's "Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It" farewell tour in 2005.
A founding member of Destiny's Child, the top-selling female recording group of all-time, and a best-selling Grammy-winning solo artist in her own right, Kelly Rowland is currently enjoying the success of Ms. Kelly, her most recent solo album. Released in June 2007, Ms. Kelly entered the Billboard Top 200 at #6, giving Kelly her first Top 10 album as a solo artist, while debuted on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at #2.
"Like This," the first single from Ms. Kelly, is an infectious pulsating hip-hop groove featuring the Grammy-winning rap artist Eve. "Like This" -- a #1 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit and a Top 10 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks in the states -- became a Top 10 record in Canada, Croatia, Ireland, Slovenia and the UK. Fans may hear a streaming version of the track on Kelly's MySpace page (www.myspace.com/kellyrowland).
Ms. Kelly is the long-awaited successor to Rowland's best-selling 2002 gold-certified solo debut album, Simply Deep, which has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Peaking at #1 in the UK, #3 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart, and #12 on the Billboard Top 200, Simply Deep included the smash hit, "Dilemma," Kelly's duet with the rapper Nelly, which earned the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2003 and spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.
Kelly Rowland with Mario - Fall Tour 2007 - Itinerary Sun 10/28 Seattle, WA Showbox Tues 10/30 Sacramento, CA Empire Events Center Wed 10/31 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine Thu 11/1 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues Sat 11/3 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Casino (Kelly only) Thu 11/8 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre Sat 11/10 Albuquerque, NM Route 66 Sun 11/11 El Paso, Texas Blu Thu 11/15 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom Sat 11/17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues Wed 11/21 Verona, NY Turningstone Fri 11/23 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues Sun 11/25 Detroit, MI Plan B Thu 11/29 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Casino (Kelly only) Fri 11/30 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Casino (Kelly only) Sat 12/1 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Casino (Kelly only)
One of the vocal superstars in Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland proved a major contributing force as the group racked up sales of more than 60 million records worldwide while earning two Grammy Awards in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals category (2000: "Say My Name"; 2001: "Survivor").
Kelly's natural charm and charisma have opened up the doors to roles in movies and on television. Her big screen acting credits include starring roles in the 2003 horror blockbuster, "Freddy vs. Jason," and 2004's comedy- romance, "The Seat Filler," executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Among her television appearances, she has appeared as "Carly" in three episodes of "The Hughleys" and as "Martha Reeves" (of Martha & the Vandellas) on "American Dreams." She has performed on "Saturday Night Live" and as a guest host on "The View."
Most recently, Kelly Rowland is appearing as celebrity spokesperson for the "Dark & Lovely" hair product line from Soft Sheen-Carson (consumer products division of L'Oreal USA, Inc.).
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