Chris Brown Concerts in Canada Canceled

Promoter scraps entire music festival. 

Posted: 08/19/2013 01:23 PM EDT
Chris Brown

Four Canadian concert dates to be headlined by Chris Brown have been canceled, the promoter involved announced Monday (Aug. 19). Drop Group Entertainment owner Stephen Tobin decided to scrap the entire Energy Rush music festival following "ongoing conversation and consultation" with the R&B star. "In light of the performer's recent personal and health-related issues, a decision has been made to cancel all four scheduled performances," Tobin said in a statement.

Brown was billed to hit Canadian cities Toronto, Winnipeg, Saint John and Halifax this month. Publicist Nicole Perna expressed the singer's regret that he will be unable to perform. 

Nearly a handful of sponsors pulled out of the Halifax stop because Brown was on board. Halifax's Mayor Mike Savage admitted to not being "a fan" of the singer's "behavior in the past" and wanted to be consulted before Breezy was booked to appear.

Aside from targeting his pockets, the summer is closing out on a bittersweet note, legally, for Brown. On Friday (Aug. 16), a judge reinstated his probation and sentenced him to an additional 1,000 hours of community labor. The 24-year-old Virginia native has been in an out of court fighting various allegations as of late, including charges from a May hit-and-run case, which was eventually dropped.

The Energy Rush festival has been rescheduled for next year. 


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