Akon Banned From Performing At Arena In Melbourne, Australia
R&B/rapper Akon has been banned from performing at a show in Melbourne, Australia, due to the audiences' raucous behavior in the past.
Akon and Ciara were announced as new editions to the Summerbeatz 2010 tour, which is taking place in Australia November 19th-25th and also features Soulja Boy, Flo Rida, Jay Sean and Stan Walker.
According to organizer Dwayne Cross, Akon has been banned from performing at the Rod Laver Arena on November 25th, after a wild incident at the Hisense Arena in 2009, when the singer jumped into the crowd to break up a fight.
While all the rappers are cleared for the other cities, Akon can only perform in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.
"It's with great regret that we announce that Akon will not be performing in Melbourne on the Summerbeatz 2010 Tour," Cross said in a statement. "This is due to restrictions put on us by the Melbourne venue Rod Laver Arena."
The full tour dates for the 2010 Summerbeatz 2010 tour are listed below:
Brisbane: Fri Nov 19 - Brisbane Ent Centre
Sydney: Sat Nov 20 - Acer Arena
Perth: Tue Nov 23 - Burswood Dome
Melbourne: Thurs Nov 25 - Rod Laver Arena