Chris Brown is back, or so he would like to think. He is definitely back in the news for having 95 parking tickets removed from his record. His name is definitely in the rumor mill, as tabloids are reporting that Rihanna’s family wants her to get back with him. His tour has ranked near the top of the secondary ticket market charts. Yet, his album sales have not quite been up to par with his first two double platinum albums.
Has the R&B artist become the Bob Seger or Jimmy Buffett of his genre? One that fans are willing to come out in droves once he steps out onto the stage, but one the same fans are unwilling to support his recorded material. From the reviews of tour opener in Toronto, it is clear that Brown is able to put quite a show- one that is quite worth the price of admission for Chris Brown tickets.
Brown brings the entire package, dancing, singing, dry humping the stage and very willing female fans pulled from the crowd. Of course, it helps that all North American concert dates will have T-Pain and Tyga along as supporting acts and select concert dates for the continent will have Kelly Rowland, an R&B artist on her back into the public eye in her own right.
It appeared the album was going to be fast tracked to platinum status by the Recording Industry Association of America after selling 270,000 copies in its first week back in March. However, the album sales have slowed since that impressive number, leaving F.A.M.E. hovering in gold certification status. The tour will certainly pique the public’s interest and was wisely planned six months after his abbreviated Australian leg, considering his temper tantrum on Good Morning America.
Even if the album does not reach platinum, the tour alone should go a long way to repairing his image with fans willing to forgive or completely forget the past. So yes, Chris Brown is back, just not quite as back as he would like to be. Of course, for him to get back on track he will have to do a few more years of grunt work. Putting on a stellar concert experience is just the kind of grunt work he needs to start doing.