News: R. Kelly, Taylor Swift, David Cook and more
-- Remember how, a few weeks ago, we we told you R. Kelly was coming to Tampa on Nov. 29, and theorized that he might be playing the St. Pete Times Forum? Well, as is so often the case with R. Kelly, the joke is on us. He'll actually be at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are still to be determined, but they're supposed to go onsale at noon Friday. Go here for details.
-- Meanwhile, we have no official word yet on a venue for Taylor Swift's March 4 show in Tampa, but Pollstar.com says it'll be the St. Pete Times Forum, which makes sense. Pollstar also says Kellie Pickler and Gloriana will open the show. We can't confirm that, but we do know the always-touring Gloriana will be at the Round Up in Tampa on Nov. 20, and the Manatee County Fair on Jan. 15.
-- And in case you missed it, former American Idol winner David Cook is coming to the Mahaffey Theater on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving. Sean Daly's got the scoop.
-- In May, David Dondero and Modern Skirts both played Tropical Heatwave. Next week, they'll both be back in town. Modern Skirts play Oct. 26 at Crowbar, and Dondero plays Oct. 29 at New World Brewery.
-- Are big doin's a-transpirin' for former Tampa pop-punks The Woodwork? They've been writing music and performing out in Los Angeles, with gigs at the Roxy last week. 'Sup widdat?
-- The hard rockers of Silas are calling it quits.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.