‘No Love Allowed’. ‘Love Without Tragedy’. ‘Pour It Up’.
The above are three cuts fans of Pop staple Rihanna can’t wait to get their hands come the release of her new LP, ‘Unapologetic‘- November 19th.
Likely to enjoy a favorable debut come release week, today brought with it news that will undoubtedly have her ‘Navy’ reaching deep into their pockets to support the star.
She’s announced dates for the European leg of her world tour.
Check them out below…
26-May: Bilbao, Spain – BEC
28-May: Lisbon, Portugal – Pavilhao Atlantico
01-June: Barcelona, Spain – Palau San Jordi
02-June: Montpellier, France – Montpellier Arena
03-June: Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
05-June: Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
08-June: Paris, France – Stade de France
10-June: Cardiff, Wales – Millennium Stadium
12-June: Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Arena
15-June: London, United Kingdom – Twickenham Stadium
17-June: Birmingham, United Kingdom – LG Arena
20-June: Sunderland, United Kingdom – Stadium of Light
23-June: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
26-June: Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
29-June: Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
02-July: Berlin, Germany – O2 World
09-July: Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
20-July: Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
22-July: Stockholm, Sweden – Globen
25-July: Oslo, Norway – Telenor
26-July: Bergen, Norway – Bergenhus Castle & Fortress – Koengen
Despite pleasantly surprising with her ‘SNL‘ set over the weekend, these shows will need to deliver the goods to legitimate any kind of crossover from being s studio act to a respectable live entertainer.
As many know, her ‘Talk That Talk “era” has yet to receive the live performance treatment, alas it would be a shame if her new material fell prey to the ‘mess’ that gripped at her infamous Rock In Rio set.
Sam’s 2 Pence:
Now playing stadiums, Rih is not only throwing down the gauntlet to many of her female chart rivals, she’s also throwing it down to herself. She has six months and some change to pack-out such-sized venues – which requires that she convince more than her loyal Navy to show up and show out. The latter being what she’ll have to do during the period preceding the show if she doesn’t want to be left with egg on her model-esque face. Interestingly, her “eras” usually last six months, hence it’ll be super-interesting to see how she manages this feat.
Why? Because the model’s team’s coins may be able to buy radio play and unparalleled PR, but they can’t buy people in seats. That’s one transaction that, thankfully, works the other way around.
Be sure to keep it locked on That Grape Juice as we update on the sales of the tour.