Rihanna Announces 2010 North American Tour Last Girl on Earth

April 5, 2010

LOS ANGELES, April 5 /PRNewswire/ — Rihanna, in the midst of her 4th critically-acclaimed album release Rated R, a smash #1 single with “Rude Boy,” and a highly anticipated upcoming international tour, has confirmed dates for her 2010 North American tour, Last Girl On Earth. The multi-platinum and Grammy award winning superstar, who recently 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, will be joined by rising star Ke$ha and female rapper Nicki Minaj, who will open all dates on the Live Nation produced tour. Tickets go on sale beginning April 9th at LiveNation.com.

“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,” said Rihanna in a recent interview with AOL.

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.

Set to launch her sold out spring European tour on April 16th in Antwerp, Belgium, before heading overseas Rihanna will perform on FOX’s American Idol on Wednesday, April 7th.

Rihanna’s Last Girl On Earth tour will make 25 stops, at 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. A dynamic performer renowned for her cutting-edge stage looks and designs, Rihanna’s Last Girl on Earth promises to be a visual spectacle on a scale unlike anything she has accomplished in her already legendary career.

Fan club members will have access to pre sale tickets beginning Wednesday, April 7th at 10:00 am local time. Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, April 7th at 12 noon local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Released in November 2009, Rihanna’s fourth studio album Rated R debuted atop the Billboard R&B Albums chart at #1 and was the biggest first-week Soundscan tally of Rihanna’s career. The eagerly anticipated album arrived to a chorus of acclaim from critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone raved “one of the best pop records of the year.” The Chicago Sun Times called it “by far the best, most layered and most heartfelt effort of the 21-year-old artist’s career.” In its year-end recap, Entertainment Weekly named Rated R the Pop Album of the Year.

Rated R is the long-awaited 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.”

Stay tuned for more details on Rihanna’s Last Girl On Earth tour. For additional ticket and tour information, visit RihannaNow.com and LiveNation.com. Additional dates to be announced soon.

    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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