‘Double Up’ Suits Multiply

R. Kelly’s "Double Up" tour may have wrapped in January, but it looks like the show is far from over as various complaints surrounding the jaunt continue to play out in the courtroom.

Rowe Entertainment, the promoter of Kelly’s tour, is being sued by another tour promotion and production company in New York that claims it was contracted to act as the tour director by Rowe, but never paid for $75,000 of its services.

Trevanna Entertainment’s suit claims the company agreed to undertake "the coordination of all live, in-concert performances by R. Kelly during the course of the tour, including arranging performance dates, the negotiating of financial terms with concert venues and generally utilizing his professional relationships to attract the most qualified vendors for the production of the technical aspects of the tour," according to court documents obtained by TMZ.com.

Rowe Entertainment was to pay Trevanna $100,000 total for the services, beginning with an initial deposit of $25,000 and $5,000 payments following each of the first 15 dates on Kelly’s tour, the suit said.

While Rowe allegedly made good on the initial $25,000 deposit, the suit maintains the company failed to make the remaining payments, even after Trevanna "performed all of the services required under the parties’ agreement … completing the job of making sure that the tour had an A+ production and design team and helped negotiate several individual building deals and a bulk deal with SMG."

The company contends it prepared and submitted a written contract outlining the terms of the deal, however the major bone of contention in the case may be that neither party signed it.

Trevanna is seeking $75,000 plus interest, costs and disbursements.

A representative for Rowe Entertainment was unavailable for comment at press time.

This is not the first legal battle stemming from the "Double Up" tour. Another promoter recently filed suit against Rowe Entertainment and Kelly seeking $120,000 for the cancellation of a show at the Target Center in Minneapolis, and Ne-Yo sued them after he was dropped from the tour with Rowe citing "contractual differences."