By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Grammy-winning R&B/pop music singer Kelly Rowland, a co-founder of Destiny’s Child, will launch a 16-date North American concert...

By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

Grammy-winning R&B/pop music singer Kelly Rowland, a co-founder of Destiny’s Child, will launch a 16-date North American concert tour beginning Oct. 28 in Seattle and ending with a three-night run at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas on Dec. 1. Emerging American R&B singer Mario will open for her at select venues.

The tour will showcase Rowland performing songs from her two best-selling solo albums – “Simply Deep” and “Ms. Kelly” — as well as from the Destiny’s Child repertoire and more. Rowland’s fall tour marks her first set of U.S. concert dates since Destiny Child’s “Destiny Fulfilled … And Lovin’ It” farewell tour in 2005.

Released in June of this year, “Ms. Kelly” entered the Billboard Top 200 at #6, giving Rowland her first Top 10 album as a solo artist, and debuted on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at #2. Rowland’s previous album “Simply Deep” sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

Kelly Rowland with Mario itinerary:
10/28 Seattle, WA Showbox
10/30 Sacramento, CA Empire Events Center
10/31 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
11/1 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
11/3 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Casino (Rowland only)
11/8 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
11/10 Albuquerque, NM Route 66
11/11 El Paso, Texas Blu
11/15 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
11/17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
11/21 Verona, NY Turningstone
11/23 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
11/25 Detroit, MI Plan B
11/29 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Casino (Rowland only)
11/30 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Casino (Rowland only)
12/1 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Casino (Rowland only)