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chris_brownControversial American R&B singer Chris Brown won’t be performing in four Canadian cities later this month after all, after the promoter of the Energy Rush festival announced he has been dropped as the main act.

Brown was scheduled to headline the Energy Rush festival in Halifax, Toronto, Saint John and Winnipeg.

“After ongoing conversation and consultation with this year’s headline act Chris Brown, and in light of the performer’s recent personal and health-related issues, a decision has been made to cancel all four scheduled performances,” said Stephen Tobin, owner of Drop Entertainment Group, in a statement Monday.

The promoter said Energy Rush can’t go ahead without a headliner so it has been postponed until next year.

In Halifax, Brown’s show at Alderney Landing came under fire as soon as it was announced.

Many ardently argued the city shouldn’t support Brown, who was convicted of assaulting his then girlfriend, pop star Rihanna, in 2009. The show stoked outcry on social media, with some people calling for a boycott.

By: CBC News

For the original report go to http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/08/19/ns-chris-brown-concert.html

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