In February, R. Kelly announced an overseas tour in the wake of Surviving R. Kelly, promising shows in Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. However, the announcement has been since-deleted for unknown reasons.

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He was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse with a minor and subsequently turned himself into the police. After being released on bond the alleged abuser was forced to hand over his passport. However, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Kelly is seeking permission to fly to Dubai for a series of concerts.

His lawyer Steve Greenberg confirmed with the Chicago paper today that he’s filing a motion for his travel request on a hearing on Friday. Although after his last hearing he wasn’t allowed to leave Illinois.


When the #MuteRKelly movement began gaining traction after the release of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary, it was guaranteed that he wasn’t getting a gig in the United States. But he found interest to perform overseas. “He needs to be able to work like anyone else who is free on bond, and the law needs to be adaptable,” Greenberg explained, while also adding that he would travel with him as a “chaperone.”