Some reports have suggested Brown was being forced to play the tour dates, but his publicist insists that's not the case - and he can't wait to get back onstage.

The representative says, "Bobby is looking forward to performing in Australia."

The concerts were rescheduled after Brown scrapped dates last month (Mar15) after his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was hospitalised following a near-drowning incident at her home in Roswell, Georgia.

She's still fighting for life more than two months after she was first admitted to hospital and placed in a medically-induced coma.

Brown will be joined by Naughty By Nature stars Treach and Kay-Gee on his Australian tour.