Chris Brown Announces North American Tour

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The R&B singer will kick off his "F.A.M.E." tour on Sept. 12 in Toronto before wrapping up Oct. 30 in Hartford, CT.

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.

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“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.

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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