Rihanna Teams Up With Live Nation For North American Tour

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After selling out a 45 dates tour that includes six nights at London’s O2 Arena, set for Europe later this year, Rihanna has announced that she'll be bringing her "Loud" tour to North America this summer.

Produced by the good folks at Live Nation, the tour is set to kick off at the 1st Mariner’s Arena in Baltimore on June 4th and will hit key markets such as Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York. Additional dates are in the offing.

Rihanna’s 2010 global tour, Last Girl On Earth drew nearly 500,000 fans in 44 markets. Rihanna’s third single “S&M” follows the #1 hits, “Only Girl” and “What’s My Name” both reaching the top of the singles charts. The new video for “S&M,” directed by Melina Matsoukas, premiered on February 2nd showing fans Rihanna will continue to push the envelope of creativity. LOUD is Rihanna’s fifth album released since 2005. The album has reached #1 in six countries and is currently the #1 UK album. Rihanna has sold a collective 22 million albums and 36 million digital singles since her debut in 2005.

For a preview, you can catch Rihanna on the Grammy Awards this Sunday. In addition to a scheduled performance, she is in the running for four statues, including: Record Of The Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Short Form Music Video for “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Eminem, and Best Dance Recording for "Only Girl (In The World)."

Current Rihanna LOUD North American Tour Dates:

June 4 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
June 7 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
June 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
June 30 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
July 19 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
July 21 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
July 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
More dates to be announced soon.

-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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