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Chris Brown’s Australian Tour Has Been Canceled


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Chris Brown‘s planned tour of Australia and New Zealand has been canceled.

Billboard reports Brown’s Australian One Hell of a Night tour promoter confirmed the canceled dates for Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane, which were scheduled for later this month. “Mr Brown and the promoters both remain positive that the tour will take place in the near future,” a statement from the promoter said. “Mr Brown wishes to express his deepest gratitude to the fans for their support and looks forward to a successful tour in the near future.”

Notice the statement doesn’t cite Brown’s rejected visa application as the reason for the cancellation, but it’s difficult to perform in a country if they won’t let you in.  Last September, the Australian government denied Brown’s visa application because of his 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.

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