Kelly Rowland and The-Dream’s “Lights Out” tour is already living up to its name. Kelly has been forced to cancel and reschedule many of the dates on her co-headlining tour due to her new gig on “The X Factor.”
The tour was originally set to kick off tonight in Minneapolis and run through the end of June, but Kelly’s schedule won’t allow her to tour now that she is a judge on the U.S. edition of “The X Factor.”
The itinerary has been whittled down to include Washington, D.C. on May 26, Baltimore on May 28, New York City on May 30, Philadelphia on May 31, and Mashantucket on June 2. Kelly will also make appearances at the Riverfest in Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 25 and at Caribbean Fashion Week in Kingston, Jamaica on June 8.
She informed her “RowlandStones” of the change via Instagram. “Although the tour had to be rescheduled because of ‘X Factor,’ I’m looking forward to bringing you guys a bigger and better show!” said the “Dirty Laundry” singer. “I can’t wait to see each and every one of you guys on the road.”
The-Dream supported his tourmate and revealed plans for some spot dates. “First, I want to wish my friend Kelly congratulations on her new gig at ‘X Factor,'” he said. “Unfortunately, we have to change some tour dates which has been extremely hard for me and for Kelly. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at a later date. But in support of IV Play, I will find the time to come to some of the cities left out to the best of my ability, if only to be in front of the fans that support us. So request this with your local radio stations and I’ll be there. I’m amped and ready!”
Kelly, whose album Talk a Good Game is due June 18, started judging auditions for Fox’s singing competition this week in Charleston, South Carolina. She joins a panel that includes Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, and Paulina Rubio.