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Rihanna to tour North America

By Patrick Luce Sep 7, 2012, 21:27 GMT

Rihanna to tour North America

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Rihanna and Live Nation have announced North America tour dates for her “Diamonds World Tour” – which kicks off March 8th, 2013, in Buffalo, New York.  The tour is scheduled to stop in more than 27 cities across North America with additional dates to be announced. 
 
The Rihanna Diamonds North American leg includes performances at arenas in Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, and more.  The announcement of Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour follows an epic headlining performance at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Rihanna’s previous tour, the extremely successful “LOUD” Tour solidified Rihanna’s status as one of the top female solo artists of this century.  The “LOUD” tour grossed 90 million worldwide to become the 7th highest grossing tour of 2011 and included a historic 10 Sold Out concerts at London’s O2 Arena – a first by a female solo artist. 

As the recipient of a phenomenal 6 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has sold over 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record for top-selling digital artist of all time.  In 2012, Forbes crowned Rihanna as the #1 social networking superstar with more than 60 million fans on Facebook and 25 million followers on Twitter in addition to owning over 2.7 billion views on YouTube/VEVO – the most for any female artist. 

Rihanna’s impressive catalogue of hits includes 11 #1 singles, including “We Found Love” which spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts, and 22 top 10 singles. 
 
Citi® is the official credit card of the US leg of Rihanna’s upcoming world tour. Citi® card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, Sept. 10th at 10am through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Rihanna Diamonds World Tour is promoted world-wide by Live Nation Global Touring.

North American tour dates include:

Mar. 8               Buffalo, NY                   First Niagara Center                  
Mar. 10             Boston, MA                  TD Garden                                     
Mar. 12             Baltimore, MD               1st Mariner Arena                     
Mar. 14             Philadelphia, PA            Wells Fargo Center                   
Mar. 15             Hartford, CT                  XL Center                                 
Mar. 17             Montreal, QC                 Bell Centre                               
Mar. 18             Toronto, ON                  Air Canada Centre                    
Mar. 21             Detroit, MI                     Joe Louis Arena                       
Mar. 22             Chicago, IL                   United Center                           
Mar. 24             St. Paul, MN                 Xcel Energy Center                   
Mar. 25             Winnipeg, MB               MTS Centre                              
Mar. 27             Edmonton, AB              Rexall Place                             
Mar. 30             Calgary, AB                  Scotiabank Saddledome          
Apr. 1               Vancouver, BC              Rogers Arena                           
Apr. 3               Seattle, WA                   Key Arena                                
Apr. 6               San Jose, CA                HP Pavilion                              
Apr. 8               Los Angeles, CA           Staples Center                         
Apr. 11             San Diego, CA              Valley View Casino Center        
Apr. 12             Las Vegas, NV              Mandalay Bay                          
Apr. 15             Houston, TX                  Toyota Center                          
Apr. 16             Dallas, TX                     American Airlines Center           
Apr. 19             Tampa, FL                    Tampa Bay Times Forum          
Apr. 20             Ft. Lauderdale, FL         BankAtlantic Center                  
Apr. 22             Atlanta, GA                   Philips Arena                            
Apr. 29             Washington, D.C           Verizon Center                          
May 2               Ottawa, ON                   Scotiabank Place                     
May 4               Brooklyn, NY                Barclays Center



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