Earlier this month, The-Dream spoke with Billboard on the co-headlining tour and his friendship with Kelly. "We bonded over the holidays, in December,” he said. “We just became great friends. We are really similar in so many ways. Her and Bey' are like sisters to me. We just bonded over songs. She's on my album and I worked on two for her album, 'Skywalker,' and another I wrote for her, 'Dirty Laundry,' [which] has a lot of her insight and it's pretty intense."
The decision to tour together came naturally to both. "It was just a regular talk: 'You gonna go? We should go do it together. We should go on tour,'” he continued.
Check out the dates for the Lights Out tour:
May 24: Kansas City, MO (The Midland by AMC)
May 26: Silver Spring, MD (The Filmore Silver Spring)
May 28: Baltimore, MD (Rams Head Live)
May 29: Boston, MA (Wilbur Theatre)
May 30: New York City, NY (Best Buy Theater)
June 13: Jackson, MS (Thalia Mara Hall)
June 14: Baton Rouge, LA (Varsity Theatre)
June 21: Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
June 22: Cincinnati, OH (Bogart’s)
June 23: Chicago, IL (House of Blues)