Controversial singer Chris Brown adds another Canadian show despite backlash
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:07PM EDT
SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Controversial musician Chris Brown is adding another Canadian show to his summer tour despite protests from groups in cities hosting his concerts.
Drop Entertainment Group announced today that Brown will headline the Hot Summer Blast Festival in Saint John, N.B., on Sept. 1.
Brown is also performing in Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax, which have seen opposition against the musician for pleading guilty to assaulting R&B singer and then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
The mayor of Halifax has voiced his objections to Brown performing in the city, while companies pulled their sponsorship of the concert after learning he was the headliner.
In Winnipeg, a woman is protesting his upcoming concert by holding a fundraiser for domestic violence victims.
Meanwhile, the singer is facing a trial next month in a hit-and-run case after his lawyer entered a not-guilty plea for him Tuesday