Chris Brown cancels Australian tour after visa denied

Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) US rapper Chris Brown cancelled the Australian leg of his world tour after he was unable to secure a visa due to the country’s hard-line stance on domestic violence.

Chris Brown’s tour to Australia and New Zealand would not go ahead, Ticketek, the rapper’s Australian ticket sales distributer, said in a press release on Wednesday.

The Australian government denied the 26-year-old’s visa request in September due to a well-publicised incident of domestic violence.

Brown’s appeal against the decision also proved unsuccessful.

In 2009, Brown was convicted of assault and threatening to kill singer Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time.

While Ticketek conceded the cancellation was a major blow, the group was confident of rescheduling the tour at some stage.

“Brown and the promoters both remain positive that the tour will take place in the near future,” the statement read.

“He wishes to express his deepest gratitude to the fans for their support and looks forward to a successful tour in the near future.”

In recent months, the government has embarked on a major campaign to rid the nation of domestic violence.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in September said men had to change their attitude toward women and view mistreatment of the opposite sex as “un-Australian”.

Brown joined fellow US rapper, Tyler the Creator, as the second American musician to be banned from entering Australia this year.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here