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Rated R Tour
Tour by Rihanna
Supporting album Rated R
Start date April 16, 2010
End date TBD
Shows 26 in Europe
1 in Asia
27 total (to date)
Rihanna tour chronology
Rihannna Believe Tour
(2008)
Rated R Tour
(2010)

The Rated R Tour is an upcoming concert tour by Barbadian singer Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty) to support her fourth studio album Rated R, starting April 16, 2010. The first tour dates were released by her official website on December 9, 2009.[1] Confirming her 2010 tour to MTV News on December 3, 2009, Rihanna said, "We gonna be going on tour in the spring and the tickets are going to be up for presale in a couple weeks, actually." MTV also quoted her as saying, "It's going to be a worldwide tour, so it's going to be a very long tour. We'll definitely be in your city, so look out for that."[2]

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About the tour

On December 9, 2009, Rihanna announced new dates for the tour. Serving as the tour director will be Jamie King, who has just previously worked with Madonna and Britney Spears. Rihanna enlisted Simon Henwood as the creative director for Rated R. He designed the logo and conceived the brand and styling of the album, videos and TV spots. He will contribute to the forthcoming tour, including the show's stage design, costumes and background visuals.[3]

The stage design for Rihanna's promotional concert in London was described as "a futuristic TV scrapyard", as there were many television sets and dummies on stage.[4]

Rihanna is expected to announce new tour dates soon as the tickets for the currently known dates are selling out fast. She recently released an extra date in Dublin for this reason.[5] Rihanna recently posted on her official web site that US tour dates are coming this summer.[6]

In an interview, Rihanna said, "Expect some sexy surprises when I come to the UK. I'll go all out on the tour, which I hope to bring to some UK fest­ivals."[7]

Promotion

  • Rihanna performed on The X Factor (UK) in November 2009. After her performance, she announced that she would be coming back to Britain in May 2010 for her tour. This announcement helped to boost the early ticket sales.
  • In February 2010, O2 announced a competition for customers in which they could win tickets to see Rihanna on her UK tour and signed merchandise. 25 tickets were available altogether.

Supporting acts

  • Pixie Lott had been confirmed to open on the UK tour from May 7 to May 26, 2010.[8]

Tour dates

Below are all of the tour dates that have been announced.

Date City Country Venue
Europe[1][9][10][11][12]
April 16, 2010 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
April 17, 2010 Arnhem Netherlands Gelredome XS
April 19, 2010 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
April 20, 2010 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
April 21, 2010 Marseille Le Dôme de Marseille
April 23, 2010 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
April 25, 2010 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena
April 27, 2010 Geneva Switzerland Geneva Arena
April 28, 2010 Paris France Bercy
May 1, 2010 Hamburg Germany Color Line Arena
May 2, 2010 Berlin o2 World
May 4, 2010 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
May 7, 2010 Birmingham United Kingdom LG Arena
May 8, 2010 Liverpool Echo Arena
May 10, 2010 London The O2 Arena
May 11, 2010
May 13, 2010 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
May 14, 2010 Nottingham Trent FM Arena
May 16, 2010 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
May 17, 2010 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
May 19, 2010 Glasgow SECC
May 20, 2010
May 22, 2010 Dublin Ireland The O2
May 24, 2010 Belfast Odyssey Arena
May 26, 2010 Dublin The O2
Asia[13]
May 30, 2010 Tel Aviv Israel Bloomfield Stadium
Europe[14]
June 5, 2010 Madrid Spain Rock in Rio Madrid 2010

References

  1. ^ a b "First 2010 Tour Dates Announced". Rihanna official website. December 9, 2009. http://www.rihannanow.com/news/2009/12/first-2010-tour-dates-announced. Retrieved December 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (December 3, 2009). "Rihanna Preps For 'Daring' World Tour". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1627551/20091203/rihanna.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Rihanna Works With Simon Henwood on Creative Direction for "Rated R"". ArjanWrites. 2009-12-04. http://www.arjanwrites.com/arjanwrites/2009/12/simon-henwood-rihanna.html. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ Sinclair, David (November 18, 2009). "Rihanna at the Brixton Academy, SW9". Times Online Web site. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article6920327.ece. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Rihanna announces second O2 date". Hot Press. January 19, 2010. http://www.hotpress.com/Rihanna/news/Rihanna-announces-second-O2-date/6164759.html. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Events « RIHANNA – News". Rihannanow.com. http://www.rihannanow.com/news/events/. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  7. ^ Linge, Nadine (February 27, 2010). "RIHANNA BOUNCES BACK HOTTER THAN EVER". Daily Star website. Northern and Shell Media Publications. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/124097/Rihanna-bounces-back-hotter-than-ever/. Retrieved February 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Pixie Lott to support Rihanna on tour". 4music website. February 19, 2010. http://www.4music.com/artist/pixie-lott/to-support-rihanna-on-tour.html. Retrieved February 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hallenstadion Zürich - Events" (in German). Hallenstadion website. AG Hallenstadion. http://www.hallenstadion.ch/sites/events.html?events:view=front_details&id=494. Retrieved February 23, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Rihanna - Tickets" (in German). eventim website. http://www.eventim.de/cgi-bin/rihanna-tickets.html?affiliate=EVE&doc=artistPages/tickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&erid=239171. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Rockhal Luxembourg Luxemburg Esch Alzette: RIHANNA". Rockhal Luxembourg Web site. http://www.rockhal.lu/en/agenda/rock-pop/show/detail/rihanna/. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  12. ^ name="TM-Dublin2">"Rihanna Dublin, Ireland live at the O2 on May 26, 2010". bandsintown.com. Ticketmaster. http://www.bandsintown.com/event/3336636/buy_tickets?affil_code=hypem3. Retrieved March 2, 2010. 
  13. ^ Barnea, Or (March 3, 2010). "It's official: Rihanna to perform in Israel". Ynetnews.com. Yedioth Internet. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3857227,00.html. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  14. ^ "Rock in Rio Madrid News" (in Spanish). February 28, 2010. http://www.rockinriomadrid.es/en/news/show/223. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
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