Rihanna to tour North America

Pop star Rihanna has announced dates for the North American leg of her “Last Girl on Earth” tour in support of her new studio album  ‘Rated R.’ The singer will be joined on the road by Ke$ha and female rapper Nicki Minaj.

Rihanna’s “Last Girl On Earth” tour will make 25 stops (a mix of top amphitheaters and arenas) throughout North America this summer, beginning on July 2nd at the White River Amphitheater in Seattle through August 25th at the United Center in Chicago, with more dates to be announced soon.

The tour is described as a visual spectacle on a scale unlike anything Rihanna has accomplished in her already legendary career.

During an interview with AOL, Rihanna stated: “We’ve never done a tour to this capacity.  The production is unbelievable and the costumes, we just took it to a whole new level. Visually and sonically it’s going to be a big step up from the last time. We just keep growing and this time it is a massive production that I cannot wait for.”

The multi-platinum and Grammy award winning singer broke a Billboard record with her current number one single “Rude Boy,” becoming the only female artist of the past decade to have six #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Tickets for the 25-date tour will go on sale beginning April 9th at LiveNation.com.
With a total of over 121 million in audience nationwide – up over  25 million this week alone – “Rude Boy” continues its chart onslaught as the #1 Hot 100 Airplay song and the #1 Greatest Gainer/Airplay on the chart for the 7th week in a row.
Released in November 2009, Rihanna’s fourth studio album ‘Rated R’ debuted atop the Billboard R&B Albums chart at #1and was the biggest first-week Soundscan tally of Rihanna’s career.

The album was the follow-up to the RIAA double-platinum ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ (May 2007), which contained the non-stop string of hit singles that began with the MTV VMA and Grammy Award-winning global #1 hit “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z), then “Shut Up and Drive,” “Hate That I Love You” (featur­ing Ne-Yo), and “Don’t Stop the Music.” 

‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ spent 98 total weeks on the Soundscan chart, earned cumulative global sales of more than 36-times platinum in at least 18 territories around the world. 

The CD+DVD package ‘Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded’ (January 2009) continued the string of hits with the #1 “Take A Bow,” the #1 “Disturbia” and Top 20 “Rehab.”
‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ was the third album release in less than two years by Barbados native Rihanna, who turned 22 on February 20th.  It followed-up 2006’s RIAA platinum ‘A Girl Like Me,’ which contained the back-to-back hits, “S.O.S.” and “Unfaithful”; and her RIAA gold debut from 2005, Music Of the Sun, featuring the world-wide smash, “Pon De Replay.” 

“Last Girl on Earth” 2010 North American tour dates include:

Jul 02  Seattle         White River Amphitheatre
Jul 04  Vancouver       General Motors Place
Jul 06  Calgary         Pengrowth Saddeldome
Jul 09  Sacramento      ARCO Arena
Jul 10  Mountain View   Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Jul 14  Albuquerque     Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque presents The Pavilion
Jul 15  Denver          Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Jul 17  Las Vegas       Mandalay Bay Events Center
Jul 21  Los Angeles     Staples Center
Jul 22  Phoenix         Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul 28  Atlanta         Philips Arena
Jul 30  Tampa           Ford Amphitheatre
Jul 31  Miami           American Airlines Center
Aug 03  Indianapolis    Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
Aug 05  Toronto         Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 07  Montreal        Bell Centre
Aug 08  Boston          Comcast Center
Aug 11  Uncasville      Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 12  New York        Madison Square Garden  
Aug 15  Wantagh         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 18  Camden          Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 20  Bristow         Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 21  Hershey         Hersheypark Stadium 
Aug 22  Detroit         DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 25  Chicago         United Center

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