Rihanna to launch 'Loud' tour in 2011
Friday 10 December 2010
US recording artist Rihanna announced the first dates for her upcoming world tour in support of
Loud. The first tour leg kicks off in Belfast on October 1, followed by 15 shows throughout Europe.
On December 7, concert promoter Live Nation announced Rihanna's plans to tour her fifth studio album, Loud, which released on November 10. The album's lead single, "Only Girl (In the World)," was released on September 10 as a digital download and peaked at number one in 15 countries. The LP, featuring collaborations with Ne-Yo, Timbaland, Rico Love, and David Guetta, topped charts in the US, Canada, the UK, and Switzerland.
This tour follows her ongoing Last Girl on Earth Tour, in support of her fourth album, Rated R, which has reportedly sold nearly three million copies worldwide. The tour has traveled through Europe and North America in 2010 and will hit Australia in February and March 2011, making a total of 64 tour dates.
Upcoming 'Loud' Tour dates:
1 - Belfast, Ireland, Odyssey
3 - Dublin, Ireland, O2
5 - London, UK, 02 Arena
7 - Liverpool, UK, Echo Arena
9 - Manchester, UK, Evening News Arena1
10 - Glasgow, UK, SECC
15 - Birmingham, UK, LG Arena
16 - Newcastle, UK, Metro Radio Arena
19 - Lyon, France, Halle Tony Garnier
20 - Paris, France, Bercy
22 - Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
28 - Herning, Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen
30 - Oslo, Norway, Spektrum
31 - Malmö, Sweden, Malmö Arena
1 - Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe
7 - Zürich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
Tickets for some shows can now be purchased via the Live Nation website. For more show date announcements, including tour dates for North America, stay tuned to Rihanna's official website or Twitter page.
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