Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Europe, Cancels Tour
Chris Brown's plans to take his Fan Appreciation tour overseas hit a snag as the singer was forced to cancel his appearances after a request for a work visa was denied. The 21-year-old tweeted the news then later removed the info from his Twitter page. "SORRY to all the fans in Europe!!! My tour is canceled," he wrote. "I'm pretty sure ya'll know. My entry was denied in your country. I love you. SORRY!!" The first show was to kick off Wednesday, June 9 in Glasgow, Scotland, before heading over to Ireland and London.
In lieu of rumors that the tour was shut down due to low ticket sales, or Brown's legal issues, his rep set the record straight in an official statement. "Due to issues surrounding his work visa, the Ireland and United Kingdom leg of Chris Brown's Fan Appreciation tour has been postponed," read the statement. "Chris looks forward to performing for his fans abroad in the near future and thanks them for their continued support."
Brown originally kicked off his Fan Appreciation tour stateside in late 2009, in an attempt to thank his fans for sticking by him following his legal drama and tarnished public image. He has since been working on reclaiming his musical status by putting the focus back on his craft rather than his personal life and released his third album 'Graffiti' last year. No word yet on when the U.K. leg of the tour will be re-scheduled.