Ever the working man, R. Kelly is following up his big 2013 with an arena tour. He's going to have some big help to make this journey a success.

Tamar Braxton will open for the R&B legend on his tour, starting with a stop in Montgomery, Ala., on April 18. She also had a solid year with 'Love and War' debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Right after her gig with R. Kelly ends in Louisville, Ky., in May, Braxton will headline her own Love and War tour. The performance trek will feature 17 stops and come to a close with a concert in San Francisco. New York City, Philadelphia and Miami are some of the other places that will get a chance to see the 'Love and War' singer.

Braxton will also make a return to television. She'll host 'The Real' alongside Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love and Tamera Mowry-Housley later this year.

As for R. Kelly, he's preparing his sequel to 'Black Panties,' titled 'White Panties.' He's also set to go on tour this year with Mary J. Blige for The King & Queen Tour, but there hasn't been much said about it since it was first announced in December 2013.

R. Kelly and Tamar Braxton Tour Dates

April 18: Montgomery, Ala. – Acadome at Alabama State University
April 19: Oklahoma City, Okla. – Chesapeake Arena
April 25: Jacksonville, Fla. – Jacksonville Arena
April 26: Columbia, S.C. – Colonial Life Arena
May 1: Tampa, Fla. – Times Arena
May 3: Jackson, Mo. – JSU Stadium
May 4: Greenville, S.C. – Bi-Lo Center
May 9: Bossier City, La. – Century Link Center
May 10: North Little Rock, Ark. – Verizon Arena
May 11: Louisville, Ky. – KFC Yum! Center

Tamar Braxton's Love and War Tour Dates

May 16: Miami, Fla. – Fillmore
May 18: Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – House of Blues
May 21: Charlotte, N.C. – Fillmore
May 22: Silver Spring, Md. – The Fillmore
May 26: Philadelphia, Penn. – Theatre of the Living Arts
May 28: New York, N.Y. – Irving Plaza
May 29: Boston, Mass. – Paradise Rock Club
May 30: Mashantucket, Conn. – MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort
June 3: Detroit, Mich. – The Garden Theater
June 6: Chicago, Ill. – Concord Music Hall
June 9: Chattanooga, Tenn. – Track 29
June 11: Atlanta, Ga. – Tabernacle
June 14: Birmingham, Ala. – Iron City
June 16: Houston, Texas – House of Blues
June 17: Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
June 20: Las Vegas, Nev. – House of Blues
June 23: San Francisco, Calif. – Regency