BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
Chris Brown seems unable to escape controversy in his personal life. On Tuesday, a judge ordered him to stay 100 yards away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physical abuse and threats.
But that hasn’t prevented the R&B singer from announcing a new tour that will kick off March 31 in Baltimore.
Brown’s “The Party Tour” will span more than 30 shows, where he will be joined by 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T., Genasis and Kap G. The shows will feature Brown being joined throughout the night by his musical friends.
“The Party Tour” swing through Philips Arena at 7:30 p.m. May 2.
Tickets are on sale now through a Citi cardmember pre-sale (visit www.citiprivatepass.com). On Feb. 23 at 10 a.m., pre-sales through Ticketmaster, Live Nation and Spotify begin. The general public on sale is 10 a.m. Feb. 25. Tickets are $39.95-$249.95 and can be purchased at the venue box office, http://www.ticketmaster.com and by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Brown’s current single, “Party,” features Atlanta’s Gucci Mane and Usher. Considering that R. Kelly, B.o.B. and Keith Sweat were surprise guests at Brown’s last outing at Philips Arena in March 2015, there’s a good chance some Atlanta artists may join this Party.
The Party Tour:
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Fri Mar 31 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Sat Apr 01 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sun Apr 02 Boston, MA TD Garden
Tue Apr 04 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Thu Apr 06 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Fri Apr 07 Detroit, MI The Palace at Auburn Hills
Sun Apr 09 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Mon Apr 10 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Tue Apr 11 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Thu Apr 13 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Sat Apr 15 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Sun Apr 16 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Tue Apr 18 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Thu Apr 20 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
Fri Apr 21 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Sat Apr 22 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Mon Apr 24 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Fri Apr 28 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Sat Apr 29 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Sun Apr 30 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tue May 02 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Thu May 04 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sat May 06 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Mon May 08 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Wed May 10 Portland, OR Moda Center
Thu May 11 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Sat May 13 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Mon May 15 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Tue May 16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Thu May 18 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Fri May 19 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena @ Aztec Bowl
Sat May 20 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Tue May 23 Los Angeles, CA The Forum