Today, Live Nation, the tour’s international promoter, officially announced that the RIHANNA DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR will launch March 8, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. The tour is scheduled to stop in more than 27 cities across North America including a stop at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday, April 19, 2013. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 21.
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 six Grammy Awards, Rihanna has sold over 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide. She 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 eleven #1 singles, including “We Found Love” which spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, eighteen #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts, and 22 top 10 singles.
Citi® is the official credit card of the U.S. leg of Rihanna’s upcoming world tour. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, Sept. 10th at 10am through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Rihanna Diamonds World Tour is promoted world-wide by Live Nation Global Touring.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
Tickets: Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, September 21 at the McDonald’s® Ticket Office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Ticketmaster Outlets or Ticketmaster.com. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are priced at $36.75, $62.25, $92.25 and $122.25. Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please call 813.301.2500 or visit tampabaytimesforum.com.