Chris Brown is heading to Europe next year. The R&B legend has announced his headlining Under the Influence Tour.
The 13-date tour kicks off Feb. 13, 2023, in Dublin. From there, Brown will play in London, Manchester, Paris and Berlin before concluding in Amsterdam on March 6, 2023.
Skillibeng will join Brown as a supporting act. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 9. According to Brown, “more dates might be added.”
Brown’s upcoming tour is named after his sleeper hit “Under the Influence,” which is No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the time of publication. It’s also No. 1 at rhythmic radio in the U.S. and No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Airplay chart. It’s Brown’s 13th chart-topper on that list.
The platinum-selling song is lifted from Brown’s 2019 album, Indigo (Extended).
Brown released an official video for the bedroom banger in October, which has over 37 million views on YouTube.
Brown recently won Favorite Male R&B Artist at the 2022 American Music Awards and Best R&B/Soul Male Artist at the 2022 Soul Train Awards.
Brown was scheduled to perform “Under the Influence” and a Michael Jackson dance tribute to celebrate 40 years of Thriller at the American Music Awards. However, he said that his performance was axed.
Subsequently, he shared a rehearsal video on Instagram of what the performance would have looked like.
“WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown,” Brown wrote in the comment section.
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Moreover, Brown’s 10th album, Breezy (Deluxe), is nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2023 Grammy Awards.
The ceremony airs live Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Breezy (Deluxe) was released July 8 via RCA Records, just one week after Breezy. The standard edition debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart.
Brown supported Breezy on his co-headlining One of Them Ones Tour with rap sensation Lil Baby.
The two acts played in major cities across North America from mid-July through late August.
In other news, Brown released two holiday songs last month, “It’s Giving Christmas” and “No Time Like Christmas.”
The two festive tracks are Brown’s first Christmas-themed songs since releasing his album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon (Deluxe Edition): Cuffing Season – 12 Days of Christmas.
The expanded edition, released Dec. 13, 2017, included his Ella Mai-assisted track “This X-Mas.”
Before that, in 2007, he released his stellar rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and a reimagined version of “Try a Little Tenderness.”
Both renditions appeared on the soundtrack for the holiday comedy, This Christmas, in which he starred alongside Loretta Devine, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba and Regina King.
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Chris Brown’s Under the Influence Tour Dates (UK/Europe)
Feb 12 – Dublin, Ireland @ Jarena
Feb 14 – London, UK @ The O2
Feb 15 – London, UK @ The O2
Feb 19 – Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena
Feb 20 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hyrdo
Feb 21 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena
Feb 24 – Paris, France @ Accor Arena
Feb 26 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Feb 28 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Rudolf Weber-Arena
Mar 1 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Mar 3 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12
Mar 4 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
Mar 6 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
Get tickets at chrisbrownworld.com.