Today it was officially announced by Live Nation, the tour’s international promoter that the RIHANNA DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR begins March 8th 2013 in Buffalo, New York. The tour is scheduled to stop in more than 27 cities across North America with additional dates to be announced. North American on-sales begin Friday, September 14th at LiveNation.com.
The Rihanna Diamonds North American leg includes performances at arenas in Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, and more. A complete itinerary follows this release.
Rihanna’s previous tour, the extremely successful “LOUD” Tour solidified Rihanna’s status as one of the top female solo artists of this century. The LOUD tour grossed 90 million worldwide to become the 7th highest grossing tour of 2011 and included a historic 10 Sold Out concerts at London’s O2 Arena – a first by a female solo artist.
The announcement of Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour follows an epic headlining performance at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards.
As the recipient of a phenomenal 6 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has sold over 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record for top-selling digital artist of all time. In 2012, Forbes crowned Rihanna as the #1 social networking superstar with more than 60 million fans on Facebook and 25 million followers on Twitter in addition to owning over 2.7 billion views on YouTube/VEVO – the most for any female artist. Rihanna’s impressive catalogue of hits includes 11 #1 singles, including “We Found Love” which spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts, and 22 top 10 singles.
Rihanna Diamonds World Tour is promoted world-wide by Live Nation Global Touring.
RIHANNA DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR
North American Itinerary 2013
DATE CITY VENUE ON-SALE
Mar. 8 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center Sept. 21
Mar. 10 Boston, MA TD Garden Sept. 14
Mar. 12 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena Sept. 14
Mar. 14 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Sept. 15
Mar. 15 Hartford, CT XL Center Sept. 21
Mar. 17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Sept. 15
Mar. 18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Sept. 17
Mar. 21 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena Sept. 21
Mar. 22 Chicago, IL United Center Sept. 14
Mar. 24 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Sept. 21
Mar. 25 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre Sept. 14
Mar. 27 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Sept. 15
Mar. 30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome Sept. 14
Apr. 1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Sept. 15
Apr. 3 Seattle, WA Key Arena Sept. 21
Apr. 6 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion Sept. 14
Apr. 8 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Sept. 14
Apr. 11 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center Sept. 21
Apr. 12 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Sept. 14
Apr. 15 Houston, TX Toyota Center Sept. 21
Apr. 16 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Sept. 21
Apr. 19 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum Sept. 21
Apr. 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center Sept. 21
Apr. 22 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Sept. 21
Apr. 29 Washington, D.C Verizon Center Sept. 14
May 2 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place Sept. 17
May 4 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Sept. 21