Chart topping Kiwi artist Tiki Taane says the chosen date for his next court appearance is in conflict with his European tour.
He told the Bay of Plenty Times he will be touring with Shapeshifter in Europe on October 4, the same day a status hearing has been set down to confirm a defended hearing date.
Taane, who moved to Papamoa in January, was arrested in the early hours of April 10, for singing a track by rap group NWA that is derogatory to police at the same time members of the police force did a walk-through at Tauranga club Illuminati.
Taane claims it was not his intention to rile police officers during the R18 gig, but he was charged with acting in a disorderly manner likely to incite violence. He has pleaded not guilty.