Chris Brown’s planned tour of Australia and New Zealand, originally scheduled for later this month, has been canceled. Billboard reports that a tour promoter confirmed the news today, announcing canceled dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane. The news follows reports in September that the Australian government denied Brown’s visa application due to “character grounds,” an apparent reference to his history of domestic violence. (Australia also kept Floyd Mayweather out of the country earlier this year for the same reason.)

The tour cancelation announcement noticeably didn’t cite the rejected visa application and promised to double down on rescheduled performance dates. “Mr Brown and the promoters both remain positive that the tour will take place in the near future,” a statement from the promoter said. “Mr Brown wishes to express his deepest gratitude to the fans for their support and looks forward to a successful tour in the near future.”
-Complex