Rihanna to get 'loud' in Live Nation-produced tour
Rihanna clearly has no plans on resting anytime soon.
After selling out a 45-date European tour -- including six nights at London’s O2 Arena -- the singer announced she is bringing her “Loud” act to the States this summer, a year after her last arena trek.
The tour, in support of the singer’s album of the same name, follows last summer’s “Last Girl on Earth Tour,” which drew nearly 500,000 fans in 44 markets.
Produced by Live Nation, the North American summer tour will begin June 4 in Baltimore and stops in Los Angeles on June 28 with a date at Staples Center.
The flame-haired vixen is currently making headlines after her steamy video “S&M” was restricted by YouTube for being too racy, and banned in 11 countries. The sex-fueled song, in which she sings about her fondness of the smell of “sex in the air” and how “chains and whips excite" her while withering in hot pink latex, prompted an airplay ban before 7 p.m. on BBC 1 Radio, unless it’s the severely cleaned up version, “Come On.”
Rihanna is slated to perform at the Grammys on Sunday, where she is up for four trophies, including record of the year for her smash collaboration with Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie.”
Tickets for the tour go on sale to the public on Monday.
Check out the first announced dates after the jump -- more to be announced soon:
June 7 -– Toronto, Air Canada Centre
June 28 -- Los Angeles, Staples Center
June 30 -– Oakland, Arco Arena
July 19 -- Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
July 21 -- East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
July 23 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Coliseum
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Rihanna, right, performs at the 38th Annual American Music Awards on Nov. 21 in Los Angeles. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press