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Barbadian recording artist Rihanna has embarked on four concert tours, three of which have been worldwide. Her 2006 debut, Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour was based in North America only and supported her first and second studio album, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006). The tour lasted for three months, through which Rihanna performed 36 shows. The same year, Rihanna continued to tour as a special guest on the PCD World Tour with Pussycat Dolls, Roc the Block Tour with Jay-Z and Ne-Yo, and the Monkey Business Tour with Black Eyed Peas.[2][3][4] In the period from 2007 till 2009, she performed on the worldwide Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in a support of her third studio album with same name. During the tour, Rihanna visited Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia and Africa. It featured Rihanna presenting completely different style and wearing leather outfits.[5] The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour sparked controversy in Malaysia where the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party recommended that Rihanna's concert tour should be banned due her provocative outfits.[6] A DVD, titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live was released on June 16, 2008.[7] It features the show from Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, held on December 6, 2007.[8]

In 2010 and 2011, Rihanna embarked on her second worldwide Last Girl on Earth Tour to further promote her fourth studio album Rated R (2009).[9] During the tour, Rihanna performed 67 shows and visited Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Simon Henwood was a creative director of the tour with its theme being Rihanna's dreams and nightmares featuring her as the last human alive.[10][11] During the tour, Extreme's guitarist, Nuno Bettencourt, joined Rihanna's band. Last Girl on Earth Tour featured several opening acts, including American singers Kesha and Travie McCoy for the North American leg of the tour, Pixie Lott for the UK shows, while Scottish DJ Calvin Harris opened the shows from the Australian leg.[9] The tour received predominantly positive reviews from critics, with Daily Telegraph's Neil McCormick praising its costumes, dance-routines and screens.[12]

In late 2010, Rihanna released her fifth studio album, Loud. To further promote its material, Rihanna embarked on her fourth concert tour, the Loud Tour, in June 2011, having announced it on February 9, 2011.[13] The tour comprised 98 show dates, 33 in North America, 4 in South America and 61 in Europe.[14] The concert's stage featured separate sections where the audience had the chance to be in the show.[15] Originally, J. Cole and Cee Lo Green were planned as support acts for the North American leg. However, Green left the tour citing schedule conflicts.[16] Calvin Harris was featured as an opening act on the European leg of the tour.[17] The tour was received positively by critics, who praised Rihanna's vocals and dance-moves.[18] It featured Rihanna giving a lap dance to fan that she chose from the audience, during the performance of "Skin".[19] According to Pollstar the tour grossed $90 million worldwide and became the 7th highest grossing tour of 2011.[1] With that the Loud Tour became Rihanna's highest grossing concert tour to date. In 2008, Rihanna also performed a series of charity concerts titled A Girl's Night Out, to benefit the "Believe Foundation".[20]

Concert tours

Year Title Duration Number of
2006 Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour July 1, 2006 – September 29, 2006 (North America)
The Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour was Rihanna's debut tour. It promoted her first two albums, Music of the Sun and A Girl like Me. The tour visited only North America, with Rihanna performing 32 shows through it.[21]
2007-09 Good Girl Gone Bad Tour September 15, 2007 – October 23, 2007 (North America)
November 11, 2007 – March 23, 2008 (Europe)
April 5, 2008 (Asia)
July 4, 2008 (North America)
July 12, 2008 (Africa)
July 15, 2008 (Europe)
October 27, 2008 – November 11, 2008 (Oceania)
November 13, 2008 – November 16, 2008 (Asia)
January 22, 2009 – January 24, 2009 (North America)
The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour was first Rihanna's worldwide tour, reaching North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The tour supported Rihanna's third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad. During the tour, Rihanna presented different image and style, while revealing leather outfits. American artists Akon and Ciara were featured as one of the opening acts on the tour. In Malaysia, the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour sparked controversy when the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party recommended that Rihanna's show from the tour should be banned in the country, citing her provocative outfits as the main reason. A DVD, titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live was released on June 16, 2008, and features the show from Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, held on December 6, 2007.
2010–11 Last Girl on Earth Tour April 16, 2010 – June 6, 2010 (Europe)
July 4, 2010 – August 28, 2010 (North America)
February 25, 2011 – March 12, 2011 (Australia)
Her third tour began on April 16, 2010 in Antwerp, Belgium, in support of her fourth studio album Rated R. On the Australian leg of this tour, she performed three songs from her subsequent album, Loud.
2011 Loud Tour June 4, 2011 – August 5, 2011 (North America)
August 15, 2011 – August 21, 2011 (Europe)
September 17, 2011 – September 23, 2011 (South America)
September 29, 2011 – December 22, 2011 (Europe)
She embarked on her fourth tour in Baltimore, USA, in support of her fifth studio album Loud. Rappers Drake, Kanye West and Jay-Z made guest appearances on some dates to perform their collaborations "What's My Name?", "Run This Town", "All of the Lights" and "Umbrella", respectively.[22][23][24]
2013 Diamonds World Tour March 8, 2013 – May 5, 2013 (North America)
May 26, 2013 – July 26, 2013 (Europe)
Her upcoming fifth world tour, in support of her seventh studio album Unapologetic, is set to begin in North America in March 2013. It will then continue to Europe, where Rihanna will play both arenas and stadiums, with David Guetta acting as the support act. The tour is set to be extended into Asia and Oceania.

Promotional tours

Year Title Promoting album Set list
2005 Rihanna's Secret Body Spray Tour Music of the Sun "My Name Is Rihanna", "If It's Lovin' that You Want", "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)", "The Last Time", "Let Me", "Pon de Replay"
2008 A Girl's Night Out Good Girl Gone Bad "Pon de Replay", "Let Me", "Rehab", "SOS", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Hate That I Love You", "Unfaithful", "Don't Stop the Music", "Shut Up and Drive", "Umbrella"
2012 2012 Summer Tour Talk That Talk "Only Girl (In the World)", "Disturbia", "S&M", "You da One", "Man Down", "Hard", "Cockiness (Love It)", "Birthday Cake (Remix)", "Talk That Talk", "Wait Your Turn", "Where Have You Been", "What's My Name?", "Run This Town", "Live Your Life", "All of the Lights", "Take a Bow", "Cheers (Drink to That)", "Watch n' Learn", "Rude Boy", "Don't Stop the Music", "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)", "Umbrella", "We Found Love"
2012 777 Tour [25] Unapologetic "Cockiness (Love It)", "Birthday Cake", "Talk That Talk", "Wait Your Turn", "Man Down", "Only Girl (In The World)", "Don't Stop The Music", "S&M", "Phresh Out The Runway", "Unfaithful", "Take A Bow", "Hate That I Love You", "Where Have You Been", "Run This Town", "Live Your Life", "All Of the Lights", "Stay", "Diamonds", "Umbrella", "We Found Love" [26]

Featured act

Year Title Promoting album Set list
2006 Roc tha Block A Girl like Me N/A
2006 PCD World Tour A Girl like Me Pon de Replay, If It's Lovin' That You Want, You Don't Love Me (No, No, No), We Ride, Break It Off, Unfaithful, Let Me, KissesDon't Lie, P.S. (I'm Still Not Over You), Redemption Song (Bob Marley Cover), SOS,
2008 Glow in the Dark Tour Good Girl Gone Bad Disturbia, Breakin' Dishes, Rehab, Break It Off, Pon de Replay, Who Am I, Paper Planes, Doo Wop (That Thing), SOS, Hate That I Love You, Take A Bow, Unfaithful, Don't Stop The Music, Shut Up And Drive, Umbrella


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  3. Pussycat Dolls and Rihanna hoin forces for UK tour. IndieLondon. Retrieved on 2010-04-12.
  4. Stanton, John (2006-10-25). Rock Tha Block Tour in Sydney with Jay-z, Ne-Yo and Rihanna - October 25, 2006. Life. See Your World, LLC.. Retrieved on 2010-04-12.
  5. Macneil, Jason (September 22, 2007). Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto - September 22, 2007. Canadian Online Explorer. Sun Media Corporation. Retrieved on January 1, 2012.
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  9. 9.0 9.1 Rihanna Announces Last Girl On Earth Tour With Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj. MTV News. Viacom (April 5, 2010). Retrieved on January 2, 2012.
  10. "Rihanna drops first new single on upcoming album". The Independent (Independent Print Limited). September 8, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  11. Aquilante, Dan (August 14, 2010). "Rihanna's just dreamy!". New York Post (News Corporation). Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  12. McCormick, Neil (May 10, 2010). "Rihanna at the NEC Birmingham, review". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  13. Concepcion, Mariel (February 10, 2011). Rihanna To Kick Off North American 'Loud' Tour in June. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved on January 2, 2012.
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  16. Wete, Brad (2011-06-24). "Cee Lo leaves Rihanna's LOUD tour". Entertainment Weekly (Time Inc). Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  17. Newsbeat - Calvin Harris to join Rihanna's Loud tour of UK. BBC News. BBC (July 29, 2011). Retrieved on August 17, 2011.
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  24. Behind The Scenes Video: Kanye West Joins Rihanna On Tour. Capital FM. Retrieved on January 2, 2012.

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