Bobby Brown has pulled off a Rotorua concert that supposed to take place this Sunday (July 15, 2007). He also left July 18 gig in Auckland in doubt. But more importantly, the estranged husband of Whitney Houston raised questions on why he canceled the show since no specific reason has been released.
Some speculated that poor ticket sale has forced the show to be snubbed, but some also forced to think that Brown is not a suitable figure to enter New Zealand. Rotorua MP Steve Chadwick and entertainer Howard Morrison are the two particular who are people not ready to welcome the singer.
Chadwick's wife said, "It never was about him coming to Rotorua. It was about such a guy like this coming into the country ... I hope he has a good clean concert (in Auckland)"
Those who have purchased the tickets can get a refund in Ticketek. No rep from Ticketek is willing to comment on how many tickets have been sold.
Brown's bad reputation is related to his record of battery charges against Whitney and negligence to child support payments. However, a spokesman from Energy Events Center insisted that the concert has been called off because the promoter never returns any confirmation on the venue.