Chris Brown Announces North American Tour
Chris Brown is headed back out onto the road.
The R&B singer, who was recently criticized by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for landing a role in a romantic comedy, will kick off his F.A.M.E. tour on Sept. 12 in Toronto, it was announced Wednesday. T-Pain, Kelly Rowland and Tyga will join Brown's upcoming tour.
“This tour will allow me to paint a picture musically,” Brown said. “I want to bring a lot of energy and excitement to all the fans. It’s going to be a great show.”
The 28-date trek sees Brown performing in Washington, D.C., Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Memphis, just to name a few cities, in addition to Toronto. The tour ends Oct. 30 in Hartford, CT.
Brown's F.A.M.E. has produced three No. 1 singles ("Look at Me Now," "Deuces" and "No BS") and the singer has won five BET Awards. He will be performing at this year's MTV Video Music Awards after taking the stage in 2007.
"Ladies and gentlemen, particularly ladies, Chris Brown has been cast in a movie," Cooper said during his RidicuList segment earlier this week. "But, it's not just any movie, it’s a romantic comedy based on a self-help book about relationships. And I, for one, can not imagine why this did not happen sooner ... he just oozes romance."
Cooper went on to bring up Brown's violent outburst during a trip to ABC's Good Morning America.
Here are the F.A.M.E. tour dates:
September 12 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, Canada
September 14 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY
September 16 PNC Holmdel, NJ
September 17 Verizon Center Washington, DC
September 18 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI
September 21 CSU Cleveland, IL
September 23 Tinley Park Chicago, IL
September 24 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO
September 25 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Indianapolis, IN
September 28 1s Mariner Arena Baltimore, MD
September 30 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY
October 1 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC
October 2 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
October 7 1 800 ASK GARY Tampa, FL
October 8 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
October 9 Farm Bureau Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA
October 12 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
October 14 GEXA Pavilion Dallas, TX
October 15 New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
October 16 Woodlands Houston, TX
October 18 Ashley Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
October 20 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
October 22 Sleep Train Concord Oakland, CA
October 23 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA
October 26 Fed Ex Forum Memphis, TN
October 28 Wells Fargo Arena Philadelphia, PA
October 29 Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, PA
October 30 XL Center Hartford, CT