Chris Brown Plots ‘INDIGOAT’ Run

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– Chris Brown
Chris Brown plays Channel 955 and 97.9 WJLB “The Big Show” at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Dec. 28.
R&B star Chris Brown is poised once again to do big business, as the singer has lined up a full run of arena headline dates with Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy
The INDIGOAT tour kicks off Aug. 20 at Moda Center in Portland, Ore., and continues for nearly two months, wrapping Oct. 19 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. A presale for Citi cardholders begins June 12 at noon local time and the general onsale begins June 14 at noon local time.
The tour will be promoting tunes off Brown’s latest album, Indigo, due out June 28. A new single with Drake, “No Guidance,” is now available for streaming and download. 
At this point, it would be safe to say that Brown has earned himself a “bad boy” reputation. Earlier this year he was held in police custody in Paris over a rape complaint, though he strongly denied the charge and soon was released with clearance to leave France. Prior to that he was arrested for felony battery in Florida in July of last year. In May of last year police investigated another rapper for an alleged sexual assault that occurred at his house. Police reportedly found weapons and drugs in the singer’s home after an unidentified woman claimed he threatened her with a gun in 2016. He was sued by former manager Mike G for an alleged drug-fueled assault in 2016. And, most famously, he was convicted in 2009 for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna. He also pleaded guilty to a separate misdemeanor assault of another individual, which occurred while he was still on probation, in 2014.
Brown’s rebellious rep does not seem to have hurt his business though, as his Heartbreak On A Full Moon tour got him to No. 83 on Pollstar’s 2018 Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart, with $14.8 million reportedly grossed on in the continent. Key to Brown’s success, no doubt, was his affordable pricing strategy. His average ticket price on the year was $43.90, meaning he was able to get plenty of butts in seats, with an average of 14,027 tickets per event. 
There are currently no international dates listed for Brown, though one would expect an artist of his tenure to be making some stops abroad. Travel problems have been a recurring theme throughout Brown’s career. He was denied entry into Japan in 2016. A promoter of his 2015 Australia/New Zealand tour was sued over its cancellation after Brown was denied a visa. He was stuck for several days in the Philippines because of fraud charges levied against him after a canceled New Year’s Eve show. He also had to cancel two Canadian shows in 2015 after a visa denial.
Prior to his Australia visa denial, Brown wrote on Twitter: “I would be more than grateful to come to Australia to raise awareness on domestic violence, I am not the pink elephant in the room anymore.” He added, “My life mistakes should be a wake up call for everyone. Showing the world that mistakes don’t define you.”
Brown’s current routing is listed below:
Tue Aug 20 Portland, OR Moda Center
Wed Aug 21 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Fri Aug 23 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sat Aug 24 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Mon Aug 26 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Wed Aug 28 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Fri Aug 30 Jacksonville, FL Vystar Memorial Arena
Sat Aug 31 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Sun Sep 01 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
Wed Sep 04 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Fri Sep 06 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Sat Sep 07 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Sun Sep 08 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
Tue Sep 10 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Wed Sep 11 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Fri Sep 13 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat Sep 14 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Tue Sep 17 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Wed Sep 18 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Fri Sep 20 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sat Sep 21 Hartford, CT XL Center
Sun Sep 22 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
Tue Sep 24 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Wed Sep 25 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Thu Sep 26 Chicago, IL United Center
Sat Sep 28 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Mon Sep 30 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Wed Oct 02 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
Sat Oct 05 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sun Oct 06 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Tue Oct 08 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Thu Oct 10 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Fri Oct 11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Sat Oct 12 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Tue Oct 15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Thu Oct 17 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Fri Oct 18 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Sat Oct 19 Anaheim, CA Honda Center