If he's not in jail

Troubled indie icon Ian Brown has confirmed a series of European tour dates for the opening of 2010.

How far does a star have to go before their actions are beyond forgiveness? Take Chris Brown - the American star recently made a high profile comeback despite admitting to brutally attacking his girlfriend.

That dilemma looms large over the career of Ian Brown right now. According to reports, the singer was recently arrested by police on suspicion of assaulting his wife.

A police statement confirmed that they had been called to the singer's London flat after neighbours reported a disturbance. Released on bail, Ian Brown's wife has pressed formal charges against him.

With a previous conviction for air rage, the future looks bleak for the star. Loved by fans for his inspirational role in The Stone Roses, a conviction for wife beating could well cause irreparable damage to his career.

However despite this Ian Brown is pressing ahead with future plans. No doubt organised before the alleged incident took place, the singer has confirmed plans for a full length European tour in the opening weeks of 2010.

Opening with a show in France, the tour will take in a variety of countries including Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and more.

Tickets for all dates go on sale today (November 6th) with one more date set to be added to the schedule.

Ian Brown has confirmed the following dates:

14 Paris Trabendo
15 Luxembourg Den Atelier
16 Mannheim Alte Feuerwache
18 Zurich Abart
19 Milan Magazzini Generali
20 Munich Backstage
21 Vienna Arena
23 Berlin Festsaal Kreuzberg
24 Hamburg Knust
25 Copenhagen Vega
27 Oslo Rockerfeller
28 Stockholm Gota Kallare
29 Malmo KB
31 Amsterdam Paradiso

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