With a career that spans more than 15 years and a bevy of awards — including Grammys, BETs, Billboards, and Soul Trains — to his name, R. Kelly has long been considered the undisputed king of R&B. Now his highness is ready to hit the stage at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on October 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45, $60, and $75, and are on sale on August 21 at 9 a.m.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.mgmatfoxwoods.com, by calling the MGM Grand Box Office at 1-866-646-0609, by calling Ticketmaster, or in person at the MGM Grand Box Office.
The Chicago native’s solo career began in 1993 with the release of “12 Play.” Since then, he’s been a prolific recording artist, putting out a string of successful albums including the self-titled “R. Kelly,” the double album “R.,” “Chocolate Factory,” and his most recent album, 2007’s “Double Up.” Kelly’s hit singles include “Bump n’ Grind,” “Sex Me,” “I Believe I Can Fly,” “I’m Your Angel” featuring Celine Dion, “Ignition,” and “Snake.” His latest single, “Number One” featuring Keri Hilson, was released at the end of July.
Kelly won three Grammy Awards in 1998 for Best R&B Song, Best R&B Male Performance, and Best Original Song from a Soundtrack for “I Believe I Can Fly.” He’s also the recipient of two American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards, and eight Soul Train Awards, among many other accolades.
Never content to rest on his abundant laurels, Kelly has also lent his talent to a host of other artists, working with the likes of Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, LL Cool J, Wyclef Jean, Usher, Ludacris, Kid Rock, and Snoop Dogg over the course of his extensive career.
Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods feature first-rate venues that showcase a variety of world-class entertainment options. Other upcoming events include Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs (September 17); Cedric the Entertainer (September 18); Vietnamese Show (September 19); Tiziano Ferro (September 20); “So You Think You Can Dance” (September 25); Alice Cooper’s Theatre of Death Tour (September 26); Survivors in Fashion: An Evening of Hope and Inspiration (October 15); David Copperfield’s An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion (October 23 and 24); Laura Pausini World Tour (October 25); Van Morrison (October 28); Roger Daltrey (November 7); “Cirque Holidaze” (November 12-21); Jerry Seinfeld (November 20 and 21); Pino Daniele (November 22); and Wynonna (November 29).
Upcoming on-sale dates include tickets for the musical “Hairspray” (December 29-January 3), on sale August 28 at 9 a.m.; the seventh annual Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza (December 4), on sale September 18 at 8 a.m.; and An Evening with Bill Engvall (December 12), on sale September 25 at 9 a.m.
About Foxwoods and MGM Grand at Foxwoods
North America’s largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino® is located in the rolling hills of southeastern Connecticut and is easily accessible from Boston, New York, Hartford, and Providence. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods features six casinos with more than 7,200 slots, 380 table games, the only WPT World Poker Room™ in New England, High Stakes Bingo, and Ultimate Race Book. There are 1,416 guest rooms and suites in three hotels, more than 30 restaurants, a luxurious spa, more than 50,000 square feet of premium meeting and event space, 24 retail shops, and five entertainment venues, including the 1,400-seat Fox Theatre. Conveniently located adjacent to Foxwoods is Lake of Isles™, featuring two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Rees Jones and a state-of-the-art Golf Academy. In May 2008, the MGM Grand at Foxwoods® debuted, adding 825 luxurious guest rooms, 115,000 square feet of meeting space, the 4,000-seat MGM Grand Theater, a 21,000-square-foot spa, and more dining, retail, and gaming facilities, bolstering Foxwoods’ preeminence as the East Coast’s ultimate casino resort destination. Foxwoods supports responsible gaming, and plays a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Problem Gambling, of which it was a founding entity. For more information, call 1-800-FOXWOODS or visit www.foxwoods.com.