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Fans of Chris Brown (are there any left?) won't be seeing him perform in the U.K. any time soon. The singer's visa has been denied by the country’s officials, on the grounds of his past criminal history.
In February of 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault related to a domestic violence incident involving his then-girlfriend Rihanna. He was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labor.
Brown was scheduled to play three concerts in the U.K. beginning in Glasgow on Wednesday night. The shows were postponed "due to unforeseen circumstances," according to his tour promoters, SJM. Sony Music also confirmed the concert snag, saying the tour has been put on hold "due to issues surrounding his work visa… Chris looks forward to performing for his fans abroad in the near future and thanks them for their continued support."
Brown’s tour promoters have advised ticket-holders to keep their tickets because there will be "possible re-arranged dates."
In a statement to the BBC, the Home Office said: "We reserve the right to refuse entry to the U.K. to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offense. Public safety is one of our primary concerns."
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