The 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.