Chris Brown concert announced in Saint John, following uproar in Halifax


Global News

SAINT JOHN – While Halifax is divided on whether to roll out the red carpet to R & B star Chris Brown, a second East Coast concert was announced on Wednesday.

Radio station K100 announced, on Twitter and Facebook, the 24-year-old will headline the Hot Summer Blast Festival at Saint John’s Harbour Station on Sept 1 — a day after he’s set to play Dartmouth’s Alderney Landing at the Energy 103.5-sponsored Energy Rush concert.

The uproar over Brown’s appearance in the Maritimes stems from his conviction for assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna, the night of the 2009 Grammy Awards.

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