Woman-beater and singer Chris Brown is coming to Tampa this summer

Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign and more will open the show.

PHOTO BY ANTHONY MARTINO
Photo by Anthony Martino


Chris Brown, whose relationship with Tampa includes an assault on a photographer, is coming back to town. Today, Amalie Arena announced that the 30-year-old Grammy winner with a violent past is coming back to the Bay area for a show on August 31.

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, June 14 at 12 p.m. and will start at $39.75. Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy will open the show.

It’s Brown’s first concert in the area since a July 2018 gig at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Days before that show, Brown was picked up after his West Palm Beach show when law enforcement officials arrested him on an outstanding out-of-county warrant issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office following a 2017 altercation that occurred after the singer’s show at Amalie Arena.

(Content warning: assault)

Supporters point to Brown’s dance moves and willingness to change as reasons to stand for the embattled pop star, but haters (that’s me) can’t get the image of what he did to Rihanna before the 2009 Grammy awards out of our heads.

More information on Brown’s stop supporting a new album, Indigo, is available via ticketmaster.com. Yes, we do hope that Brown is getting the help that he needs.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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