11 March 2009

Amy Winehouse denied American visa for tour

Amy Winehouse's plans to play in the massive Coachella Festival in California were shut down last week after an assault against a fan made her ineligible for an American work permit.

Ms Winehouse was looking to use the festival to make a comeback into the American market; however after hitting a fan at her London show last September at the Berkley Ball Ms Winehouse will not be granted an American visa to tour in America.

According to the New York Post, Ms Winehouse took a 71-day holiday in St Lucia before returning to England to turn herself in to the police. 

Chris Goodman, a spokesperson for the singer, said on MusicToob: "Amy voluntarily attended a police station in London yesterday morning."

"She was questioned by appointment in relation to an accusation made after the Berkeley Ball last year.  She was charged with common assault and will attend a court hearing in the coming weeks."

The American Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in American visa and immigration services.

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