Rihanna has postponed a selection of her upcoming ANTI world tour dates. Promoters cite “production delays” as the cause for rescheduling the first few stops of her tour. Earlier this week, Rihanna had to cancel her performance at the 58th annual Grammy Awards due to a bout of bronchitis.
Her schedule on Ticketmaster has been adjusted to reflect some of the changes, and the venues that were affected have notified ticketholders on social media.
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ANTI was released on January 27, following a series of unfortunate events related to its reveal. Still, the album ended up pleasing fans and critics alike, which contributed to the hype for the upcoming tour. There’s no doubt that ticket holders for the rescheduled tour stops are disappointed that they now have to wait a couple more months to see and hear Rihanna live.
The tour was originally scheduled to begin February 26 in San Diego, but it looks like the first stop will now be March 12 in Jacksonville, Fla. Travi$ Scott is slated to accompany Rihanna during the North American tour dates and the Weeknd and Big Sean will tour with her for the European leg of the journey. See below for a list of the rescheduled dates.
May 1: Phoenix, Ariz. – Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 6: San Jose, Calif. – SAP Center
May 9: San Diego, Calif. – Viejas Arena
May 13: Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
May 14: Austin, Texas – Frank Erwin Center
May 15: Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
May 17: New Orleans, La. – Smoothie King Center
May 18: Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena