R Kelly resurrects New Zealand tour after getting new promoter

Embattled RnB star R Kelly will be coming to New Zealand after all, despite allegations of sexual abuse last month derailing his scheduled show at Auckland's Trusts Arena.

The 'Ignition' hitmaker tweeted the "new tour alert" early on Wednesday, announcing he would be coming to our shores, as well as Australia and Sri Lanka, to play shows.

His new promoter is Flamingo Dreamz, a Melbourne-based event promotions company that has also recently hosted rap star Ja Rule in Australasia - an artist who is similarly under-fire for his role in the calamitous Fyre Festival.

Newshub has reached out to Flamingo Dreamz for comment.

No dates or venues have been listed for the tour.

Last month, promoters Big Music Tour confirmed R Kelly would not play in New Zealand after a huge public outcry. He was due to perform at Auckland's Trusts Arena on Feburary 15, but the contract was cancelled.

R Kelly has faced allegations of sexual abuse since a bombshell Buzzfeed report that included accusations that he had been holding young women at his property against their will.