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This Saturday's R. Kelly concert in Atlantic City canceled

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This Saturday’s R. Kelly concert at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall has been canceled. The reason cited by the venue is that “the promoters failed to fulfill their obligation.” There is no info about rescheduling, and a rep for the venue would not elaborate on details. So far, it doesn’t seem as though Kelly’s child pornography trial, which begins May 9, was responsible for the cancellation. Although Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan ordered the R&B singer to cancel his Jan. 13 performance in Virginia so as not to miss a court appearance the following day, a rep for Cook County told Hollywood Insider this morning that Gaughan has not forced Kelly to cancel any other shows.

Our best guess is they canceled because of low ticket sales. A couple of Hollywood Insider writers purchased tickets little over two weeks ago and were issued floor tickets in the 11th row. That such good seats were still available so close to the concert date does seem to indicate poor ticket sales. According to the Boardwalk Hall website, the arena holds about 12,000 seats. Hollywood Insider has reached out to Kelly’s camp for comment, so stay tuned for more…

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