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More visa issues for Brown as Japan dates delayed

Has Chris Brown's criminal record got him barred from Japan, too?

By IQ on 20 Sep 2016

Chris Brown, Supafest 2012, Eva Rinaldi

Brown at Supafest 2012 in Australia

image © Eva Rinaldi

Chris Brown’s upcoming shows in Tokyo have been cancelled due to “visa issues”, as Japan apparently becomes the latest country to deny the controversial US singer entry.

In a statement issued this morning, promoter Creativeman Productions said: “We are very sorry to announce that we have to postpone Chris Brown’s upcoming Japan tour at Tokyo International Forum Hall A on 26 and 27 September due to a logistical visa issue. We will announce details of rescheduled dates [soon].”

“We are very sorry to announce that we have to postpone Chris Brown’s upcoming Japan tour due to a logistical visa issue”

Brown, who has been convicted of a number of assaults, including one involving his then-girlfriend Rihanna, has previously been denied visas for the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The European leg of his One Hell of a Nite notably did not include any stops in Britain; according to CNN, Brown is still barred from the UK.

The One Hell of a Nite tour was the 32nd highest grossing of 2015, according to Pollstar, grossing US$46 million from 64 shows.


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