Chris Brown Announces 'Fan Appreciation' Tour

Mark Mann

Last month, New York radio station Power 105.1 (WWPR) announced Chris Brown would be headlining its Powerhouse concert this year, marking his first major promotional event since his February 8th altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Now, Jive Records -- the label Brown is signed to -- has revealed that he will also be going on a 19-city, small venue tour.

Dubbed the "Fan Appreciation" tour and aimed at acknowledging and thanking Brown's fans for their support, the trek begins at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 14 and makes stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Brown's hometown of Virginia, before ending on Dec. 13 in Philadelphia.

A portion of the proceeds from the tour will be donated to Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization devoted to providing jobs and leadership opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. The Jenesse Center, a non-profit that provides culturally sensitive services to strengthen families and is based in Los Angeles, will also receive a portion of the proceeds.

As previously reported, Brown recently released his first official track, the Swizz Beatz-produced "I Can Transform Ya," featuring Lil Wayne. The song is said to be the lead single from his upcoming album, "Graffiti."

The "Fan Appreciation" tour dates are as follow:

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 11: Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
December 12: Wallingford, CT (Chevrolet Theater)
December 13: Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)