Thursday, November 19, 2009
Chris Brown Los Angeles, CA Fan Appreciation Tour Concert Recap
(photo courtesy of Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
As reported by Mikael Wood at the Los Angeles Times
First up was Keri Hilson, who appeared not long into Brown's hourlong set and sang her hit "Turnin' Me On." Hilson was followed by Ester Dean, whose song "Drop It Low" features a cameo from Brown. Later, the singer introduced a medley of Michael Jackson covers as a homage to his "homie, friend and loved one." And near the end of the show, during "No Air," Brown even pressed squeaky-clean "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks into service, trading verses with Sparks' recorded voice in a duet that has surely taken on new meaning in Brown's mind over the last nine months of smothering media scrutiny.
If the female-heavy crowd at the Avalon was serving as Brown's jury, the testimonials had their desired effect: This was precisely the sort of adoring audience Brown presumably intended to draw by calling his current trek, which launched last week in Houston, the Fan Appreciation Tour. The singer made no mention of the Rihanna incident; instead, he repeatedly announced that he was in the mood to party.
The mood to sing struck him only intermittently -- like Sparks' phantom performance in "No Air," some of Brown's vocals at the Avalon issued from a hard drive. At several points, he left the singing to other acts entirely, as when he instructed his DJ to play "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas. For a minute or so, Brown's concert consisted of watching the star dance around onstage to one of his favorite songs.
Read the full review here:
L.A. Times - Live review: Chris Brown at the Avalon
Fan shot footage below.
Chris Brown Fan Appreciation Tour Dates:
11/19 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11/22 - Richmond, VA - Landmark
11/25 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak
11/26 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
11/29 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
12/01 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
12/04 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theater
12/05 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s
12/06 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
12/09 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland
12/11 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
12/12 - Wallingford, CON - Chevrolet Theater
12/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
12/15 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater
(video courtesy of frvrcharmed, adrianagrl5, angelamazzeo & localboysop)