4 Things All Fans Need to Know About Rihanna & Her Upcoming Tour
27-year-old pop sensation Rihanna is one of the most talented, bold and recognizable faces in the music world. She recently announced an upcoming tour that will follow the dropping of her most recent studio album, which is in the final stages of production. Here are nearly a half dozen things fans should know about this upcoming tour.
Rihanna & Company
Rihanna is a bona fide headliner who can sell out just about any stadium in the globe in a few minutes time. Her recruitment of fellow big-timers of the pop, rap and R&B world such as Travis Scott, Big Sean and The Weeknd is a seemingly unnecessary yet completely awesome overindulgence.
Her 36 North American shows will feature opening and accompanying acts that can sell out large arenas on their own, meaning this is going to be one gigantic party to remember.
Origins of the Queen
Many entities have done exhaustive research on Rihanna’s eccentric ethnic background, which is a series of facts that honestly takes a backseat to her amazing charm, hypnotic presence and world-class talents.
Esteemed websites have categorized her as a mix of African, Irish and Barbadian, the last being a term used for folks born in Barbados, which Rihanna was in the late 80s. In an incredible coincidence, Rihanna attended a military program for young teens and was directed and counseled by Shontelle, a fellow Barbados native who is a major player in the music scene.
Under Her Um-Berella
The hit song featuring Jay-Z was released public in 2007 by way of Def Jam Recordings, and it quickly became one of the most recognizable hits of the summer. The video is red-hot, propelled by a 20-year-old Rihanna demonstrating and showcasing her knack for getting the attention of all pop music fans.
The song went absolutely bonkers on national and international charts, peaking at number one in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 within a few weeks of its release, as well as topping the Billboard Dance Club Chart.
When Rihanna was still in the first years of her career, an esteemed East Coast magazine said that she had the look of a “cookie-cutter teen queen.” It is unclear whether or not this quote made it into the ears of the young starlet, but her moves in following years seem to indicate that she developed a desire to separate herself from any type of stereotypical music model.
In the fall of 2010, Rihanna made the transition from Def Jam Records to Jay-Z’s Rock Nation. Her fifth studio album soon followed, and it hit #1 on the Billboard charts in no less than 14 countries. This upcoming tour is sure to feature Rihanna in full-force in front of sold-out crowds as the confident and seasoned yet still youthful star of the stage and silver screen continues to pave a sparkling path through the tangled jungle of modern music.
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Rihanna Anti World Tour Dates
February 26 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
February 28 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
March 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 4 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
March 5 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
March 6 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
March 8 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
March 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
March 12 – Jacksonville @ Jacksonville Arena
March 13 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
March 15 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
March 18 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
March 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
March 20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Time Warner Cable Arena
March 22 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
March 23 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
March 24 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
March 26 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
March 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
April 2 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
April 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo
April 5 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
April 6 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
April 10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
April 15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
April 18 – Winnipeg, MS @ MTS Centre
April 20 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
April 21 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
April 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
April 24 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
April 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
May 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
May 7 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
June 11 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Amsterdam Arena
June 14 – Coventry, United Kingdom @ Ricoh Arena
June 16 – Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Cardiff Stadium
June 18 – Sunderland, United Kingdom @ Stadium Of Light
June 21 – Dublin, Ireland @ Aviva Stadium
June 24 – London, United Kingdom @ Wembley Stadium
June 27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Hampden Park
June 29 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Emirates Old Park
July 4 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Tele2 Arena
July 7 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Refshale Island
July 9 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volkspark Stadion
July 13 – Milan, Italy @ San Siro
July 15 – Nice, France @ Allianz Stadium
July 17 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Commerzbank Arena
July 19 – Lyon, France @ Grande Stade
July 23 – Lille, France @ Stade Lille
July 26 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Synotip Arena
July 28 – Cologne, Germany @ Rhein Energie Stadion
July 30 – Paris, France @ Stade de France
August 2 – Berlin, Germany @ Olympiastadion
August 5 – Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
August 7 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
August 10 – Vienna, Austria @ Ernst Happel Stadium
August 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund Stadion