Rihanna Announces 2010 North American Tour Last Girl on Earth

“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. CitiĀ® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, April 7th at 12 noon local time through Citi’s Private PassĀ® 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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