Last Damn Show postponed due to Chris Brown's tour; J. Cole playing Jannus Live instead

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We knew something strange was going on when we saw that hot North Carolina rapper J. Cole (above) was coming to Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Sept. 24, in a concert sponsored by Wild 94.1.

Wait a second -- Sept. 24? Isn't that the date of Wild's annual Last Damn Show concert at the St. Pete Times Forum?

Indeed it is. And Wild's Orlando went on the air Wednesday to clear up exactly what the hell is going on -- and why we haven't heard word one about an LDS 13 headliner.

Turns out the station not only had J. Cole booked for Last Damn Show, but also headliners Chris Brown and Kelly Rowland. Unfortunately, everything went haywire when Brown and Rowland announced a tour that would be hitting Tampa's 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre on Oct. 7.

"We had a headliner, and a secondary artist -- we had Chris Breezy and Kelly Rowland -- and then the tour came about," Orlando said on the air. "We had to make a decision. With it happening on Oct. 7, we're like, 'Man, that's right next to our show.' We don't want to fight against Chris, because we've supported Chris like crazy, and we're involved in that show."

Ultimately, Wild decided to postpone Last Damn Show until Nov. 5. It'll still be at the St. Pete Times Forum, though Chris Brown will no longer be the headliner. (Orlando said he's close to solidifying a new, huge headliner, to be announced in the coming weeks.) "If you want to return your ticket, you can do that, no harm, no foul," Orlando said. "If you want to keep your ticket, your ticket will be honored, same seating, everything else." Click here for all the details on Last Damn Show.

As for J. Cole: Tickets for his Jannus Live show are scheduled to go onsale Friday. No word on whether he'll be bringing his reported Rihanna sex tape, but we're guessing the answer is no. (If the tape does exist, it certainly would have made for some uncomfortable backstage chatter with Brown.)

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

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