Brace yourself, girls: Pretty soon you’ll be able to see Chris Brown up close and personal.
The 16-year-old R&B phenom, who has danced and crooned his way into the hearts of countless females with his long-lasting banger “Run It!,” has announced the dates for his first headlining tour. It’s set to kick off March 24 in Seattle and wrap up April 27 in Atlanta.
The 20-date trek will take the singer to large clubs, small arenas and college campuses, where he will push tracks from his platinum, self-titled debut (see “Chris Brown Dancing His ’Run It!’ Straight Up The Charts” ).
The teen sensation is no stranger to the road, however. Last winter he hopped onboard the Scream IV tour bus along with Bow Wow, Omarion and Marques Houston for the encore We Ain’t Done Yet outing (see “Bow Wow Kicks It Into Overdrive With ’Fast And Furious,’ Scream IV Encores” ).
This time around Brown will be backed by his Jive labelmate T-Pain, who has been establishing himself with hit singles “I’m Sprung” and his latest, “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” featuring rapper Mike Jones.
Tickets for most of the shows are now available on Ticketmaster, with the rest of the dates going on sale by the end of the week.
Chris Brown’s tour dates, according to his publicist:
- 3/24 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
- 3/26 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
- 3/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
- 3/29 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
- 3/30 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
- 3/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
- 4/04 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
- 4/05 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
- 4/06 – Memphis, TN @ Shell Entertainment Complex
- 4/09 – Fayetteville, NC @ Crown Center
- 4/13 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
- 4/14 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre Times Square
- 4/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Morgan State University
- 4/17 – Washington, DC @ Cramton Auditorium at Howard University
- 4/18 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
- 4/20 – Detroit, MI @ Wayne State University
- 4/22 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
- 4/23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
- 4/26 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
- 4/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Roxy