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[Concert Review] R. Kelly’s #TheBuffetTour was All-You-Can-Eat

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LISTEN Linda LISTEN….

When I say I am FULL! I left the show completely satifisfied! After earhustling as we were leaving the American Airlines Center – most of the people in attendance felt the same way.

Robert Sylvester Kelly made me completely forget about the 2 hour wait we had…..[very Lauryn Hill like].

 kellyI’ve been to about 4 concerts already in 2016 and R. Kelly’s performance is up there with the best of them ::cough:: Beyonce ::cough::. While his production wasn’t nearly as sophisticated as the Queen Bey, Mr. Kelly brought the music. He literally took us randomly through his ENTIRE catalog.

 

Kelz took us from R.Kelly (1995) , TP-2.com (2000), 12 Play (1993), to Love Letter (2010), Black Panties (2013) AND SOOOOO  many more. LIKE THE ENTIRE CATALOG -I’m bamboozled. This groupon ticket was 300% worth it! [the ticket being on groupon is another story] But R. Kelly is a lyrical genius….. He’s written THOUSANDS of songs, but I’m convinced that unlike other song writers he kept most of them for himself.

Now I will say that I was a bit disappointed that I made myself memorize all the songs from his newerest album The Buffet (2015) and he only did two songs.

Nokelzw, Being the concert head that I am, I love so many things about this show but, here are the

TOP 3 Reasons why R. Kelly’s #TheBuffetTour is AMAZING

1. The two stages – minor, but this gave fans in the back an unexpected up close view. He actually performed the second half of the show back there.

2.Fan engagement – Kelz used videos, a R.Kelly mascot, and R.Bot blimp in the air to really connect with fans.

3.Production – I REALLY appreciated Kelz playing all the old videos as he performed on stage; you couldn’t help but remenience on how you were too young to love that video back in the day.

 

If you have a chance to catch this tour in a city near you, you won’t regret it:

Jun 09 Time Warner Arena Charlotte, NC
Jun 10 Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro, NC
Jun 11 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
Jun 16 Columbus Civic Center Columbus, GA
Jun 18 Century Link Center Bossier City, LA
Jun 19 Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA
Jun 23 US Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH
Jun 24 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI
Jun 25 Wolstein Center Cleveland, OH
Jul 09 Bellco Theatre Denver, CO
Sep 08 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
Sep 10 KFC Yum Center Louisville, KY
Sep 16 Legacy Arena at the BJCC Birmingham, AL
Oct 27 Maverik Center West Valley City, UT
Oct 29 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR
Oct 30 XFINITY Arena Everett, WA
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