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Good Girl Gone Bad Tour
Rihanna-concert-photo.jpg
Promo poster from the Singapore tour
Tour by Rihanna
Supporting album Good Girl Gone Bad
Start date September 15, 2007
End date January 24, 2009
Legs 4[citation needed]
Shows 40 in Europe
21 in North America
3 in Asia
12 in Oceania
1 in Africa
79 in Total
Rihanna tour chronology
Rihanna 2006 Tour
(2006)
Good Girl Gone Bad Tour
(2007/2008)
Rihannna Believe Tour
(2008)

The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour was the second world concert tour by Barbadian singer Rihanna to support her album Good Girl Gone Bad. It consisted of three legs with 61 shows and ran for over 6 months, starting in Vancouver, Canada and finishing in Tokyo, Japan.[citation needed] Supporting acts throughout the tour included Akon, Ciara, David Jordan, Chris Brown and various local European acts during the second European leg. Chris Brown and Rihanna performed eleven shows in New Zealand and Australia, and one show in the Philippines. Rihanna visited Mexico for the first time of the tour in December, and the Philippines in November.

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About the tour

The tour was the first tour headlined by Rihanna alone.[1] It presented a whole new image of the singer, as Rihanna was wearing very provocative and revealing S&M leather costumes during each show. Also many live versions of the songs differed from the ones on Rihanna's records. They were given a total makeover and became more rocky and guitar-driven. It was intentional, as Rihanna wanted to embrace her "bad girl" image.[citation needed]

The stage was elaborate, consisting of a large set of stairs; two large LCD screens which showed images of Rihanna and special-made clips during the concert; and six slim LCD screens which were evenly spaced out, with three on the left and three on the right. The stage also consisted of thousands of lights which flashed in different colors, there was also a huge LCD screen in the middle of the stage which was mainly focused on Rihanna performing. The stage was packed with pyrotechnics and different on-stage props which Rihanna and the dancers used during their performances. Her back-up singers and band were on either side on the stage. During the Australia leg of the tour the stage also featured a small rising platform at the front center of the stage. For "Disturbia" she started high in the air on the platform, and rose on it again during "Unfaithful".[citation needed]

At the November 7, 2008, concert in Sydney, Australia, Rihanna ran off stage during "Umbrella" leaving Chris Brown to finish the "Cinderella" remix. It was said that it was due to poor ventilation at the venue and Rihanna just needed to sit down and have a drink of water.[citation needed]

The shows for February 12 and 13 in Asia were canceled following Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna.

Critical reception

Canadian Online Explorer gave a positive review of the concert during her in show in Toronto on September 22, 2007, saying "the singer made a rather eye-popping impression, opening with Pon de Replay and clad in a sexy, dominatrix-like studded black leather ensemble."[2] During a show planned for February 13 in Malaysia, Malaysia's conservative Islamic party recommended that Rihanna's concert tour should be banned from performing due to her skimpy outfits.[3][4][5] The tour also received positive reviews for the live performance of Rihanna and the whole concept and outfits. Cheryl Leong of MTV Southeast Asia commented on the concert saying, "I did enjoy myself a whole lot at the concert. It just wasn't the most mindblowing. Nevertheless, she did what she does best, which is to bring out an entire collection of #1 singles 'live'."[1]

Supporting acts

Supporting acts differed throughout the tour. Akon opened shows for Rihanna on all Canadian dates. The rest of the shows during the North American leg didn't have a supporting act. Ciara opened shows for Rihanna on all UK dates in December and David Jordan opened for her on all March UK dates. Adam Tensta joined Rihanna on her March 2008 European dates. Chris Brown joined Rihanna and performed a full set list at the Australia, New Zealand and Philippines leg of the tour. In Mexico City Mexican pop star Maria Jose opened the show with a four-song set: her first three singles and her then brand-new single, "No Soy Una Señora".

Setlist

Tour dates

Date City State or Country Venue
North America[6][7]
September 15, 2007 Vancouver Canada GM Place
September 17, 2007 Grand Prairie Canada Games Arena
September 18, 2007 Calgary Stampede Corral
September 19, 2007 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
September 22, 2007 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
September 23, 2007 London John Labatt Centre
September 24, 2007 Montreal Bell Centre
September 25, 2007 Quebec City Pavillon de la Jeunesse
September 27, 2007 Moncton Moncton Coliseum
September 28, 2007 Saint John Harbour Station
September 30, 2007 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
October 2, 2007 Arlington United States Texas Hall
October 5, 2007 Rochester RIT Gordon Field House
October 11, 2007 New York City Nokia Theatre
October 13, 2007 Lincroft Robert J. Collins Arena
October 18, 2007 State College Bryce Jordan Center
October 19, 2007 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
October 20, 2007 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 23, 2007 Los Angeles House of Blues
Europe[7][8]
November 11, 2007 Paris France Zenith
November 13, 2007
November 14, 2007 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle
November 20, 2007 Cologne Germany Palladium
November 21, 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
November 22, 2007 Brussels Belgium Forest National
November 23, 2007 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle
November 24, 2007 Belgrade Serbia Belgrade Arena
November 26, 2007 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
November 27, 2007 Bratislava Slovakia Sibamac Arena
November 30, 2007 Sofia Bulgaria Prince Alexander of Battenberg Square
December 1, 2007 Ischgl Austria Top of the Mountain Concert
December 2, 2007 Dublin Ireland RDS Simmonscourt
December 3, 2007 Belfast United Kingdom Odyssey
December 6, 2007 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
December 7, 2007 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
December 13, 2007 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
December 14, 2007 Glasgow SECC
December 16, 2007 London Wembley Arena
December 17, 2007 Brighton The Brighton Centre
December 18, 2007 Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
December 19, 2007 Cardiff Cardiff International Arena
December 20, 2007 Nottingham Trent FM Arena
December 21, 2007 Moscow Russia Private concert
February 26, 2008 Dublin Ireland RDS Simmonscourt
February 27, 2008
March 2, 2008 Belfast United Kingdom Odyssey Arena
March 3, 2008 Aberdeen Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
March 5, 2008 Liverpool Echo Arena
March 6, 2008 Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre
March 7, 2008 London The O2 Arena
March 10, 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Ballerup Super Arena
March 12, 2008 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
March 14, 2008 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
March 16, 2008 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall
March 17, 2008 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
March 19, 2008 Warsaw Poland Torwar Hall
March 20, 2008 Prague Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena
March 22, 2008 Düsseldorf Germany Philipshalle
March 23, 2008 Moscow Russia Olympic Stadium
Japan[9]
April 5, 2008 Tokyo Japan Makuhari Messe
Africa
July 12, 2008 Casablanca Morocco Stade Mohammed V (100,000 - in attendance)
Oceania[10]
October 27, 2008 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
October 28, 2008
October 29, 2008 Wellington TSB Bank Arena
October 31, 2008 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 1, 2008
November 3, 2008 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
November 4, 2008 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
November 5, 2008
November 7, 2008 Sydney Acer Arena
November 8, 2008
November 9, 2008
November 11, 2008 Perth Burswood Dome
Asia[11]
November 13, 2008 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
November 16, 2008 Manila Philippines The Fort Bonifacio Open Field
Mexico[12]
January 22, 2009 Monterrey Mexico Arena Monterrey
January 24, 2009 Mexico City Sports Palace Dome

Box office score data

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Credit Union Centre Saskatoon 6,997 / 7,282 (96%) $289,319
Molson Amphitheatre Toronto 8,337 / 8,337 (100%) $416,759
Bell Centre Montreal 10,427 / 10,427 (100%) $634,982
Pavilion de la Jeuness Quebec City 4,885 / 4,885 (100%) $280,977
Moncton Coliseum Moncton 5,512 / 5,512 (100%) $298,782
Harbour Station St. John 4,829 / 4,829 (100%) $262,515
Halifax Metro Centre Halifax 7,259 / 7,259 (100%) $362,981
Bryce Jordan Center University Park 6,984 / 10,400 (67%) $174,550
Evening News Arena Manchester 14,060 / 14,060 (100%) $549,746
Sheffield Arena Sheffield 9,889 / 11,369 (87%) $386,660
Metro Radio Arena Newcastle 9,562 / 9,673 (99%) $373,874
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre Glasgow 9,108 / 9,108 (100%) $356,123
Wembley Arena London 10,932 / 10,932 (100%) $427,441
The Brighton Centre Brighton 3,762 / 3,762 (100%) $147,094
National Indoor Arena Birmingham 9,962 / 10,420 (96%) $389,514
Cardiff International Arena Cardiff 4,813 / 4,813 (100%) $188,188
Trent FM Arena Nottingham 7,518 / 7,527 (99%) $293,954
Odyssey Arena Belfast 11,654 / 13,846 (84%) $455,671
Aberdeen Press & Journal Arena Aberdeen 4,617 / 4,617 (100%) $180,525
Echo Arena Liverpool 9,630 / 9,630 (100%) $370,043
Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth 6,500 / 6,500 (100%) $254,150
O2 Arena London 13,570 / 16,100 (84%) $530,587
Vector Arena Auckland 19,757 / 23,928 (83%) $1,333,763
TSB Bank Arena Wellington 5,538 / 5,763 (96%) $388,267
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane 21,488 / 25,106 (86%) $1,804,122
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide 9,082 / 9,494 (96%) $692,589
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Park 26,399 / 33,344 (79%) $2,227,337
Burswood Dome Perth 18,784 / 19,924 (94%) $1,527,256
Stade Mohammed V Casablanca 100,000 / 100,000 (100%) -
TOTAL 381,855 / 408,847 (91%) $15,597,769

Broadcasts and recordings

On November 16, 2008, the concert held in Fort Bonifacio in Manila, Philippines, reached an audiance of more than 70,000. The concert was sponsored by MTV Philippines and Globe Telecom.[13]

On September 24, 2007, the show from Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, was recorded and made available for online broadcast on MSN Music. It quickly became popular and broke records, as it was viewed over one million times online in the first week only. Rihanna's concert was the most-streamed show by a single artist on MSN Music in 2007.[14] Rihanna's concert in Ischgl, Austria, on December 1, 2007, was taped and aired on Austrian national television. The concert was free.

The show from Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, on December 6, 2007, was recorded and later released on June 17, 2008, as a live DVD titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live. The DVD also included the documentary of Rihanna and her band's journey and life on tour. The tour was also due to air on Channel 4 Christmas Day 2008[?].

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b Leong, Cheryl (November 13, 2008). "Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad Tour". MTV. http://www.mtvasia.com/Review/Event/E20081117001729.html. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  2. ^ Macneil, Jason (September 22, 2007). "Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto - September 22, 2007". Canoe.ca. http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/R/Rihanna/ConcertReviews/2007/09/23/4520799-sun.html. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Malaysia Muslims want Rihanna concert banned because 'she is too sexy'". The Daily Telegraph. January 22, 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/4314175/Malaysia-Muslims-want-Rihanna-concert-banned-because-she-is-too-sexy.html. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Rihanna 'Too Sexy' For Malaysia". Sky News. January 22, 2009. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Rihanna-Malaysia-Concert-Row-Good-Girl-Gone-Bad-World-Tour-Too-Sexy/Article/200901415208345. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Rihanna to tone it down for Malaysian concert". CBC.ca. January 6, 2009. http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/01/06/rihanna-malaysia.html. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  6. ^ http://umusic.ca/rihanna/
  7. ^ a b "Rihanna's Concert Listing - Events from 2007" last.fm
  8. ^ "Rihanna heads out on UK arena tour". NME Web site. IPC MEDIA. July 11, 2007. http://www.nme.com/news/rihanna/29623. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  9. ^ "Springroove 2008" last.fm
  10. ^ Melinda (September 4, 2008). "Rihanna Chris Brown Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates". RnB Music Blog. http://www.rnbmusicblog.com/rihanna-chris-brown-australia-new-zealand-tour-dates/. 
  11. ^ TicketWorld Web site Information expired by 2010-03-13.
  12. ^ Martínez, Laura Celia Ángeles (October 21, 2008). "'No parará la música' con Rihanna en México ['Don't Stop the Music' with Rihanna in Mexico]" (in Spanish). esmas Web site. http://www.esmas.com/musica/pop/noticias/770453.html. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  13. ^ http://www.gmanews.tv/story/134073/Fans-party-with-Chris-Brown-and-Rihanna
  14. ^ "Grammy-Nominated Rihanna Named Most-Streamed Artist on MSN Music in Concert for 2007". Microsoft News Center, Microsoft Web site. Microsoft. December 18, 2007. http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2007/dec07/12-19RihannaPR.mspx. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
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