Tickets are on sale for the confirmed dates, which start March 9 in Kansas City, Mo. There are 26 shows on the itinerary and more dates are expected. It’s his first tour since his ill-fated 2004 outing with Jay-Z.

Last year, R. Kelly got a big bounce from the twisted “Trapped In The Closet” serial tale that just got weirder and more fascinating with each episode. The saga has been nominated for a Grammy.