Brown Postpones Tour Over Britain Ban

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June 8, 2010 | 3:24am EST

Chris Brown has postponed the European leg of his current tour after he was denied entry into the U.K.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was due to bring his Fan Appreciation Tour to Europe but he’s been forced to call off the dates after British immigration officials refused to grant him a work visa.
It is believed Brown’s application was rejected due to a conviction stemming from his fight with Rihanna last year. The singer was sentenced to six months community labour, five years probation, and ordered to stay away from the Umbrella hitmaker after pleading guilty to felony assault.
A statement from his spokesperson reads, “Due to issues surrounding his work visa, (the) Ireland and United Kingdom leg of Chris Brown’s Fan Appreciation Tour has been postponed. Chris looks forward to performing for his fans abroad in the near future and thanks them for their continued support.”
The trek was due to begin in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday, before stopping in London, Birmingham and Manchester, England as well as Cork and Dublin in Ireland.