Rihanna to play Millennium Stadium
14th November 2012, 7:00 am By Principality Stadium
Millennium Stadium kicks off Rihanna tour in UK.
The Millennium Stadium will host worldwide superstar Rihanna before any other British venue when the UK leg of RIHANNA DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR kicks-off in Cardiff on 10 June, 2013.
Rihanna – the “#1 Person On Facebook” with over 61.7 million Likes – is bringing her world-wide tour to Cardiff’s iconic venue with special guest David Guetta and tickets are available on pre-sale from 9.00am tomorrow (Thursday, 15 November) and until 5.00pm on Friday, 16 November.
The tour is scheduled to stop in more than 28 cities across North America prior to the European takeover beginning May 26 in Spain. The UK leg of Rihanna’s tour begins at the Millennium Stadium and will see her play in Cardiff, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Sunderland.
Millennium Stadium Manager Gerry Toms said: “Rihanna is a worldwide superstar and it’s so exciting that the Millennium Stadium will host her Diamonds World Tour next summer.
“The Tour will stop at just four UK locations, starting with the Millennium Stadium on June 10, and to kick-off the UK leg of the tour is a massive coup for Wales.
“There’s has a strong and distinctive link with music here and as the national stadium of Wales we want to attract the biggest and best artists.
“It gives me great pleasure that promoters, Live Nation Global Touring, have once again selected the venue for another of the world’s finest multi-million album selling pop stars.
“We’ve an excellent reputation for putting on a spectacular show and look forward to working with the promoter to deliver the first and the best show of Rihanna’s UK tour.”
All Tour tickets go on-sale on Tuesday, 20 November at 9am priced from £35 – £75 depending on city (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Cities and pre-sale dates vary – check www.Rihanna.com for complete details. In select cities UK fans will have a chance to pre-order the album with their concert tickets.
Rihanna is currently dominating global charts with “Diamonds,” the fastest-rising single of her career to date, and the first single from UNAPOLOGETIC, her upcoming 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years – arriving in stores worldwide on Monday, November 19th. UNAPOLOGETIC is also available pre-order at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/UnapologeticDlx
“Diamonds” has rocketed to #5 on the Hot 100, Rihanna’s 23rd Top 10 hit on the chart. “Diamonds” debuted four weeks ago with #1 postings at iTunes in 27 countries, and Top 5 iTunes in 55 countries.
The recipient of six Grammy Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. Forbes named Rihanna the world’s #1 social media star with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 62.5 million Facebook fans, and over 26.5 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 11 Hot 100 #1 singles and overall 22 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.
Rihanna Diamonds World Tour is promoted world-wide by Live Nation Global Touring.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.rihanna.comand www.livenation.com.