Chris Brown has recently cancelled on his tour to Australia and New Zealand due to some issues over the migration policies for one of the countries.
Chris Brown has been trying to get back on track after his brief time in jail. The R&B artist had a tour scheduled for Australia and New Zealand. Castor and Ford, the promoters for the events, released a statement regarding the issue on Wednesday morning in which they confirmed that Chris’s ‘One Hell of a Nite’ tour will not take place in Australia.
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Upon further prying, it was revealed that Chris was denied a visa from Australia. In that case, flying Chris to the continent to play for New Zealander dates only would have been a costly endeavor.
A spokesperson for New Zealand migration confirmed that Chris had to withdraw his visa application to New Zealand. The further actions for the renewal of the application will be handled by Chris’s promoters.
"Immigration New Zealand can confirm that Chris Brown withdrew his application for a work visa to travel to New Zealand. No decision had been made on the application," Immigration spokesperson said. "Any further queries need to be directed to the concert promoter."
Jevan Goulter, the spokesman for the New Zealand promoters, did not want to elaborate on a brief statement in which Brown offered his deepest condolences for cancelling the gig. Goulter said that Brown wished to offer his deepest gratitude to the fans for their support.
He said that is still looking forward to a successful tour in the near future. According to Goulter, Brown and the promoters, both remain positive that a tour will take place in the near future.
"Mr Brown wishes to express his deepest gratitude to the fans for their support and looks forward to a successful tour in the near future," Goulter said. "Mr Brown and the promoters both remain positive that a tour will take place in the near future."
Even with the promoters and fans wishing for Chris to visit, he is technically barred from entering New Zealand. According to the Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse of New Zealand, Chris would require a special waiver for the country to overlook his felony charges.
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The former leader of the Maori party, Dame Tariana Turin extended her support for the singer. She believes that Chris’s presence will be an ultimate reminder for the younger generation to stand against violence. She has also petitioned to get Chris his visa to the country.