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Chris Brown Announces Tour, But Are His Efforts In Vain?

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Chris Brown, Swizz Beatz and Lil Wayne on set for “I Can Transform Ya” video shoot

According to Jive Records, Chris Brown is gearing up to do a small, 19-city “Fan Appreciation” tour to acknowledge and thank his fans for their on-going support.

The tour begins at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas on November 14th and ends December 15th in New York City.

The label reports that the tour is conceptualized for and with “fans only” in mind, so intimate venues were selected for these concerts. Or maybe more realistically, C. Breezy isn’t selling out stadiums at this stage in his career.

A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to Best Buddies International, the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted solely to providing friendships, jobs and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

While on tour, Chris plans to visit with Best Buddies participants, as well as encourage his fans to consider volunteering their time to work with those in their own communities who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Jenesse Center, based in Los Angeles, will also receive a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales. The Center, founded in 1980, is a non-profit organization that provides culturally sensitive comprehensive, centralized base of support and services. Their goal is to empower and equip women and men, address the needs of the children and strengthen families for the next generation.

Tour dates are as follows:

November 14 – Houston, TX House of Blues
November 15 –
Dallas, TX Palladium
November 18 –
Los Angeles, CA Avalon
November 19
- San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
November 22
- Richmond, VA Landmark
November 25 –
Detroit, MI Royal Oak
November 26
- Chicago, IL House of Blues
November 29 –
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
December  1 –
Orlando, FL House of Blues
December  2
- Atlanta, GA CenterStage
December  4
- Washington, D.C Warner Theater
December  5 –
Providence, RI Lupo’s
December  6
- Boston, MA House of Blues
December  9
- Sayreville, NJ Starland
December 11 –
Baltimore, MD Sonar
December 12  -
Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theater
December 13  -
Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
December 15
- New York, NY Nokia

For more information, head to ChrisBrownWorld.

Would you go see Chris Brown live on tour?

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