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Rihanna 2006 Tour
Tour by Rihanna
Supporting album A Girl Like Me
Start date July 01, 2006
End date September 29, 2006
Legs 3
Shows 23 in North America
1 in Jamaica
24 in Total
Rihanna tour chronology
Rihanna 2006 Tour
(2006)
The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour
(2007-09)

Rihanna 2006 Tour was a concert tour by the singer Rihanna for the album A Girl Like Me.[1] Previews started on July 1, 2006, three months after the release of that "sophomore album."[2] The tour officially kicked off on July 5, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] It was originally set by Def Jam Records to end with a gig in Jackson, Michigan, on August 8,[1][2] but the tour was extended through the end of September 2006, due to the success of the show.

Extension tours to Australia and Europe followed the initial North America - Jamaica tour, eventually ending in late November 2006.

A Girl Like Me had gotten fairly good reviews. Rolling Stone gave it 3 stars out of 5, and praised her: "Rihanna proves America still appreciates clever pop when it hears it."[3] A Girl like Me debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 selling 115,000 copies in its first week, nearly twice the debut sales of Music of the Sun, which sold 69,000.[4][5] Still, she needed to do more to promote the new CD, and a tour remains the usual formula to "support" an album.[2] The album had already been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) by the end of July.[6]

The beginning of the tour was done with the singer Field Mob.[1] Hilary Duff, Sean Paul, Ciara and Trey Songz participated in the shows in Toms River, New Jersey; Detroit, Michigan; Gilford, New Hampshire; and Pomona, California. The July show in Buffalo, New York was part of "Kiss the Summer Hello" featuring Ashlee Simpson, Ryan Cabrera, Rihanna, Ashley Parker Angel, Josh Hoge and The Veronicas.[7]

The tour was concentrated in the United States and Canada, with a date in Jamaica. The extended tour stretched to Australia and across Europe. Tour dates are below.

Contents

Set list

The Set list for the tour was approximately as follows, based on a list supposed to be the songs played at the Brussels show on November 29, 2006.[8]

Tour dates

Date City Country Location
North America[9]
June 30, 2006 San Francisco, California[2] United States Mezzanine
July 1, 2006 San Diego, California[2] House of Blues
July 2, 2006 Los Angeles[2]
July 3, 2006 Las Vegas[2]
July 5, 2006 Salt Lake City, Utah[1][2] Vortex
July 7, 2006 Minneapolis, Minnesota[2] Quest Club
July 10, 2006 Cleveland, Ohio[1][2] House of Blues
July 13, 2006 Allentown, Pennsylvania[1][2] Crocodile Rock
July 14, 2006 Ottawa[1][2] Canada Cisco Blues Festival
July 15, 2006 Belleville, Ontario[1][2] Matt and Joe's Nightclub
July 16, 2006 Toronto[1][2] Canada's Wonderland
July 18, 2006 Darien, near Buffalo, New York[2] United States Darien Lake PAC
July 21, 2006 Valdosta, Georgia[1][2] Wild Adventures
Caribbean[9]
July 22, 2006 Montego Bay[1][2] Jamaica Catherine Hall, Montego Bay Sunfest
North America[9]
July 23, 2006 Winter Haven, Florida[1][2] United States Cypress Gardens
July 26, 2006[1]
(was July 20 per [2])
Atlanta, Georgia Roxy Theatre
July 28, 2006 Baltimore, Maryland[1][2] Rams Head Live
July 29, 2006 Toms River, New Jersey[1][2] Toms River Festival
July 30, 2006 Atlantic City[1][2] House Of Blues
August 1, 2006 New York City[1][2] Nokia Theatre Times Square
August 2, 2006 Englewood, New Jersey[1][2] Bergen PAC
August 3, 2006 Boston[1][2] Avalon
August 5, 2006 Mashantucket, Connecticut[1][2] Foxwoods Resort Casino
August 6, 2006 Providence, Rhode Island[1][2] Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
August 8, 2006 Jackson, Michigan[1][2] Jackson County Fair
August 10, 2006 Chicago, Illinois[2] Chicago Park West
August 11, 2006 Milwaukee, Wisconsin[2] The Rave
August 17, 2006 Gilford, New Hampshire[2] Meadowbrook
August 19, 2006 Quebec[2] Canada Festival Montgolfieres
September 1, 2006 Jackson, New Jersey[2] United States Six Flags
September 2, 2006 Buffalo, New York[2] CKEY
September 3, 2006 Detroit[2] Freedom Hill
September 16, 2006 Pomona, California Los Angeles County Fairgrounds
September 29, 2006 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis University
Australia[10]
October 25, 2006 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
October 26, 2006 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
October 28, 2006 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Europe[11]
November 12, 2006 Munich Germany Zenith
November 13, 2006 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
November 14, 2006 Paris France Zenith De Paris
November 16, 2006 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 17, 2006 Istanbul Turkey Dünya Ticaret Merkezi CNR
November 18, 2006 Böblingen Germany Sporthalle
November 19, 2006 Cologne Palladium
November 24, 2006 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
November 26, 2006 Glasgow Scotland SECC
November 28, 2006 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
November 29, 2006 Brussels Belgium Forest National
November 30, 2006 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
December 1, 2007 London Wembley Arena
January 27, 2007 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
January 28, 2007 London England Wembley Arena
January 29, 2007 Nottingham Nottingham Arena

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Moss, Corey (July 6, 2006). "Rihanna Lets Fans Be Her Guide, Selects Summer Jam 'We Ride' As Next Single: Singer on first headlining tour through early August". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1535606/20060705/rihanna.jhtml. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "Rihanna Hits The Road For Her First Headlining Tour". Starpulse.com website. June 27, 2006. http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2006/06/27/rihanna_hits_the_road_for_her_first_head. Retrieved February 26, 2010.. 
  3. ^ Walters, Barry (May 26, 2006). "Rihanna: A Girl Like Me: 2006". Rolling Stone website]. http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/9941006/review/10396647?utm_source=Rhapsody&utm_medium=CDreview. 
  4. ^ Hasty, Katie (April 12, 2006). "Rascal Flatts' 'Gang' Takes Over No. 1". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media). http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002342814. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ Jeckell, Barry (April 19, 2006). "Rascal Flatts Wins Billboard 200 Country Battle". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media). http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002382569. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  6. ^ Luce, Patrick (July 24, 2006). "Rihanna’s ‘A Girl like Me’ reaches Platinum with a million copies sold on the charts". monstersandcritics.com. http://www.monstersandcritics.com/music/news/article_1183571.php/Rihanna%92s_%91A_Girl_Like_Me%92_reaches_Platinum_with_a_million_copies_sold_on_the_charts. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Concerts". Amherst Bee website. Amherst Bee. July 12, 2006. http://www.amherstbee.com/news/2006-07-12/Entertainment/CONCERTS.html. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ Parnther, Bryan (February 28, 2010). "Rihanna Concert at Vorst Nationaal / Forest National, Brussels, Belgium Setlist on November 29, 2006". setlist.fm. http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/rihanna/2006/vorst-nationaal-forest-national-brussels-belgium-7bd74600.html. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c http://www.rihannanobrasil.com.br/turnes/
  10. ^ Trina (September 8, 2006). "Roc Tha Block Tour 2006: Jay-Z, Rihanna & Ne-Yo". hiphopn.com blog. http://www.hiphopn.com/jayz-rihanna-neyo-tour/. Retrieved February 23, 2010. 
  11. ^ "The Pussycat Dolls - On tour - European Tour - dates". PCDWorld (fan website for Pussycat Dolls). http://www.pcdworld.co.uk/tours/pcdtour/tourdates.html. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 

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