(CelebrityAccess) — R&B singer R. Kelly has canceled a handful of dates on his "After Party" tour amid rumors of low ticket sales.
Canceled shows include concerts at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, as well as Uno Lakefront Arena in New Orleans; Raising Cain's River Center in Baton Rouge, La.; and Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas.
While Ticketmaster did not offer a reason for the canceled dates, TMZ reported that hours before curtain time at the performer's most recent show in Virginia Beach, the venue was barely at 50% capacity. However, other dates, such as R. Kelly's August 5th show in Detroit seem to have sold briskly.
The news also comes amid allegations that the singer was keeping what has been keeping a harem of women against their will. The story, by veteran music journalist Jim DeRogatis, alleged that the singer had an "abusive cult" of women held against their will. Kelly has denied the allegations and police conducting wellness checks on some of the women purported to be involved in the 'cult' appeared to be healthy and there by choice.
In a Cook County police report obtained by Billboard, Police reported that one of the girls in question “appeared to be in good health with no visible injuries or markings.” She told police that she was "fine and did not want to be bothered with her parents because her father was threatening people.”
Representatives for Kelly were not available for comment.