Chris Brown is apparently getting ready to travel to Australia for the first time since his visa was rejected in 2015 due to his “character” after he admitted to hitting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The American musician, 33, will bring his “Under the Influence” tour to Australia in the middle of 2023, according to Daily Mail Australia.
According to a source in the business, Chris has been coordinating with government representatives to ensure his entry into the nation, and he will shortly announce tour dates for Australia and New Zealand.
‘He’s been wanting to come back to Australia for ages. It’s all locked in and his visa is approved. He’s spent the past few months working with officials to make sure he is allowed in,’ said the source.
Brown’s tour will first begin in Europe in February 2023, with stops in London, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam.
Brown suggested that he would soon be announcing dates on social media over the weekend, saying he “hasn’t forgotten” about Brazil, Australia, or Japan.
Before performing in Auckland, the Grammy Award winner will headline gigs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.
In 2011, as part of his F.A.M.E. Tour, he gave his final performance in Australia.
After receiving an entry visa denial, Brown was forced to postpone his 2015 One Hell In A Nite tour of Australia and New Zealand.
After pleading guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna, in 2009, the musician was formally rejected on character grounds.