Chris Brown will play Verizon in October

R&B singer Chris Brown announced today that he'll kick off his F.A.M.E. North American tour in Toronto September 12. The tour brings him to Charlotte's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre October 8. T-Pain, Kelly Rowland, and Tyga will also appear.

Brown is in the midst of quite a comeback following 2009's domestic violence case and his "Good Morning America" outburst in March. The controversy hasn't hurt his sales. He's charted numerous recent singles including "Deuces," "No BS," "Look at Me Now," "Yeah 3X" and "She Ain't You" (currently climbing Billboard's Hot 100). He won five BET awards. He released the mix tape, "Boy in Detention," last week and he's writing for increasingly frequent collaborator Justin Bieber's next record. He'll also perform on MTV's Video Music Awards August, 28.

"Billboard Magazine" also reported that his appearance on The Today Show's summer concert series drew the largest turnout ever for the show - 18,000 fans.