Anti World Tour

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Anti World Tour
Tour by Rihanna
Anti World Tour poster.png
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Anti
Start date March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12)
End date November 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)
Legs 3
No. of shows
  • 43 in North America
  • 31 in Europe
  • 1 in Asia
  • 75 in total
Rihanna concert chronology

The Anti World Tour[1] (stylized as ANTI World Tour) was the seventh concert tour by Barbadian singer Rihanna, in support of her eighth studio album, Anti. The tour was announced in November 2015 and began on March 12, 2016, in Jacksonville and ended on November 27, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It took place in North America, Europe and Asia with a total of 75 shows.

It was the twenty-second-highest-grossing tour of 2016 in North America, according to Pollstar's annual Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart, grossing $40.3 million with 454,955 tickets sold in 41 shows.[2]

Background[edit]

Following the release of her seventh studio album, Unapologetic, (2012) and her fifth concert tour, the Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna went on a hiatus. Between 2005 and 2012, Rihanna released or re-released at least one album a year. However, in 2013, Rihanna took a step back from music and did not release a new album that year or the following.[3] Instead Rihanna opted to take part in other endeavors, starring in a 3D animated film entitled Home, alongside Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez, as well as executively producing its accompanying soundtrack.[4]

In November 2015, it was announced that Rihanna had signed a $25 million contract with Samsung to not only promote Samsung's Galaxy line of products, but to also sponsor the release of Anti and its supporting tour.[5] On November 23, 2015, Rihanna announced she would be embarking on "The Anti World Tour".[6] The Samsung-sponsored tour began in March 2016, with Travis Scott supporting in North America, and Big Sean and DJ Mustard supporting at selected European dates.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

North America[edit]

In a review for The New York Times, Jon Caramanica stated that Rihanna was at her "most confident" and "the most present she's ever been onstage", calling her dancing "casual" and that she "appeared to be finding joy in singing — when she was doing it."[8] Reviewing the Los Angeles concert, Latifah Muhammad from VIBE described the tour as a "randomly epic road trip."[9]

Europe[edit]

Ed Power from The Telegraph gave Dublin concert four stars, writing that the tour "didn't waste time on embellishments and instead delivered full-strength shots of sass and escapism."[10] The London concert also received four stars from The Guardian, where Michael Cragg praised the singer's "unshakeable Rihanna-ness; that perfect pop voice, the undeniable presence, that couldn't-give-a-shit attitude."[11] In a negative review, Jim Harrington The Mercury News wrote that the San José concert was "a perplexing mess, which mixed an iffy set list with spotty arrangements and questionable theatrics."[12]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the show in Jacksonville on March 12, 2016. It is not representative of all concerts for the duration of the tour.[13]

Notes
  • During the show in Miami, the second show in Toronto, the second show in Inglewood and the show in Manchester, UK, Canadian rapper Drake joined Rihanna on stage to perform "Work".[14][15]
  • During the show in Milan, Rihanna did not perform FourFiveSeconds and Kiss It Better, due to a late start caused by the weather conditions.

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts[a] Attendance Revenue
North America[1][17][18][19]
March 12, 2016 Jacksonville United States Jacksonville Arena Travis Scott 9,916 / 11,253 $780,516
March 13, 2016 Tampa Amalie Arena 10,079 / 12,905 $773,994
March 15, 2016 Miami American Airlines Arena 11,792 / 12,301 $1,196,069
March 18, 2016 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 14,254 / 15,287 $990,047
March 19, 2016 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 10,773 / 11,089 $890,872
March 20, 2016 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 12,411 / 14,174 $848,212
March 22, 2016 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 12,713 / 13,287 $1,239,808
March 23, 2016 Buffalo First Niagara Center 10,388 / 13,215 $783,393
March 24, 2016 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 10,748 / 12,482 $944,183
March 26, 2016 Hartford XL Center 9,962 / 11,104 $753,354
March 27, 2016 Brooklyn Barclays Center 26,100 / 28,010 $2,906,512
March 30, 2016
April 2, 2016 Newark Prudential Center 12,992 / 12,992 $1,471,474
April 3, 2016 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center N/A N/A
April 5, 2016 Quebec City Canada Videotron Centre
April 6, 2016 Montreal Bell Centre 20,737 / 22,296 $1,432,620
April 7, 2016
April 9, 2016 Baltimore United States Royal Farms Arena N/A N/A
April 10, 2016 Boston TD Garden
April 13, 2016 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
April 14, 2016
April 15, 2016 Chicago United States United Center
April 18, 2016 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
April 20, 2016 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
April 21, 2016 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
April 23, 2016 Vancouver Rogers Arena
April 24, 2016 Seattle United States KeyArena
April 27, 2016 Salt Lake City Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 29, 2016 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
April 30, 2016
May 1, 2016[b] Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 3, 2016 Inglewood The Forum 25,111 / 25,111 $2,488,465
May 4, 2016
May 6, 2016[c] San Jose SAP Center N/A N/A
May 7, 2016 Oakland Oracle Arena 10,409 / 11,440 $1,063,414
May 9, 2016[d] San Diego Viejas Arena N/A N/A
May 13, 2016[e] Dallas American Airlines Center 13,257 / 13,257 $1,134,952
May 14, 2016[f] Austin Frank Erwin Center 10,422 / 10,422 $917,707
May 15, 2016[g] Houston Toyota Center 10,427 / 11,105 $1,136,742
May 17, 2016[h] New Orleans Smoothie King Center N/A N/A
May 18, 2016[i] Atlanta Philips Arena 14,397 / 14,397 $1,249,535
Europe[1][17][20][21]
June 17, 2016[j] Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena Big Sean
DJ Mustard
N/A N/A
June 21, 2016 Dublin Ireland Aviva Stadium N/A
June 24, 2016 London England Wembley Stadium June 25, 2016[k] Coventry Ricoh Arena
June 27, 2016 Glasgow Hampden Park Hampden Park N/A
June 29, 2016 Manchester England Emirates Old Trafford
July 2, 2016 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
July 4, 2016 Stockholm Sweden Tele2 Arena
July 7, 2016 Copenhagen Denmark Refshale Island
July 9, 2016 Hamburg Germany Volksparkstadion Big Sean
DJ Mustard
Bibi Bourelly
July 11, 2016 Turin Italy Pala Alpitour N/A
July 13, 2016 Milan San Siro
July 17, 2016 Frankfurt Germany Commerzbank-Arena
July 19, 2016 Lyon France Stade des Lumières Big Sean
DJ Mustard
July 21, 2016 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
July 23, 2016 Lille France Stade Pierre-Mauroy
July 26, 2016[l] Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
July 28, 2016 Cologne Germany RheinEnergieStadion Big Sean
DJ Mustard
Bibi Bourelly
July 30, 2016 Paris France Stade de France Big Sean
DJ Mustard
August 2, 2016 Malmö Sweden Malmö Arena
August 3, 2016[m] Skanderborg Denmark Smukkeste Festival Grounds N/A
August 5, 2016 Warsaw Poland PGE Narodowy Big Sean
Mo Beatz
August 7, 2016 Munich Germany Olympiastadion Big Sean
Alan Walker
Bibi Bourelly
August 9, 2016[n] Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle Big Sean
R3hab
August 11, 2016[o] Budapest Hungary Sziget Festival N/A
August 12, 2016 Zürich Switzerland Letzigrund Big Sean
DJ Mustard
August 14, 2016[p] Bucharest Romania Piața Constituției Delia
August 16, 2016[q] Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Big Sean
R3hab
Bibi Bourelly
August 18, 2016[r] Hasselt Belgium Pukkelpop N/A
August 20, 2016[s] Weston-under-Lizard England Weston Park
August 21, 2016[t] Chelmsford Hylands Park
North America[1]
September 3, 2016[u] Philadelphia United States Benjamin Franklin Parkway N/A 46,000[33] N/A
September 24, 2016[v] New York City Central Park N/A
Asia[1]
November 27, 2016[w] Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates du Arena N/A N/A N/A
Total

Cancelled shows[edit]

Date City Country Venue Reason
June 17, 2016 Cardiff Wales Principality Stadium Unknown[23]
June 18, 2016 Sunderland England Stadium of Light
July 15, 2016 Nice France Allianz Riviera 2016 Nice attack[36]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian singer The Weeknd was also scheduled to be an opening act for the European dates, however, he cancelled his appearance "due to some unforeseen changes with upcoming projects".[16]
  2. ^ The concert of May 1, 2016 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix was originally scheduled to take place on March 1, but was postponed due to "production delays".[18]
  3. ^ The concert of May 6, 2016 at the SAP Center in San Jose was originally scheduled to take place on February 28, but was postponed due to "production delays".[18]
  4. ^ The concert of May 9, 2016 at the Viejas Arena in San Diego was originally scheduled to take place on February 26, but was postponed due to "production delays".[18]
  5. ^ The concert of May 13, 2016 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas was originally scheduled to take place on March 6, but was postponed due to "production delays".[18]
  6. ^ The concert of May 14, 2016 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin was originally scheduled to take place on March 4, but was postponed due to "production delays".[18]
  7. ^ The concert of May 15, 2016 at the Toyota Center in Houston was originally scheduled to take place on March 5, but was postponed due to "production delays".[18]
  8. ^ The concert of May 17, 2016 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans was originally scheduled to take place on March 8, but was postponed due to "production delays".[18]
  9. ^ The concert of May 18, 2016 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta was originally scheduled to take place on March 9, but was postponed due to "production delays".[18]
  10. ^ The concert of June 17, 2016 at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam was originally scheduled to take place on June 11.[22]
  11. ^ The concert of June 25, 2016 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry was originally scheduled to take place on June 14.[23]
  12. ^ The concert of July 26, 2016 at the O2 Arena in Prague was originally scheduled to take place on July 26 at the Eden Arena and then July 25, 2016 at O2 Arena.[24]
  13. ^ The concert of August 3, 2016 in Skanderborg, Denmark at Smukkeste Festival Grounds is a part of the Skanderborg Festival.[25]
  14. ^ The concert of August 9, 2016 at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna was originally scheduled to take place on August 10 at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna.[26]
  15. ^ The concert of August 11, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary at Sziget Festival.[27]
  16. ^ The concert of August 14, 2016 in Bucharest, Romania at Piața Constituției is the opening concert of the Zutopia Music Festival. However, it will not be considered part of the festival.[28]
  17. ^ The concert of August 16, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin was originally scheduled to take place on August 2 at the Olympiastadion.[29]
  18. ^ The concert of August 18, 2016 in Hasselt, Belgium at Kempische Steenweg is a part of the Pukkelpop Festival. The concert was originally scheduled to take place on July 21 in Werchter, Belgium at Werchter Festival Park as a part of the Werchter Boutique Festival, but was postponed due to security issues.[30]
  19. ^ The concert on August 20, 2016 in Weston-under-Lizard, United Kingdom at Weston Park is part of the V Festival.[31]
  20. ^ The concert on August 21, 2016 in Chelmsford, United Kingdom at Hylands Park is part of the V Festival.[31]
  21. ^ The concert on September 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, United States at Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a part of the Made in America Music Festival.[32]
  22. ^ The concert on September 24, 2016 in New York City, United States at Central Park is a part of the Global Citizen Festival.[34]
  23. ^ The concert on November 27, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at du Arena is part of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[35]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Rihanna. "Tour". rihannanow.com. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2016 Year End Top 200 North American Tours" (pdf). Pollstar. January 16, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rihanna Exclusive: I Break the Rules Even When I Don't Intend To". NME. October 7, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Graser, Marc (February 25, 2014). "Rihanna to Make Concept Album for Upcoming Animated Movie". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rihanna inks $25M sponsorship deal with Samsung". New York Post. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Kreps, Daniel (November 23, 2015). "Rihanna Details Massive 'Anti' World Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ @Rihanna (November 23, 2015). "Rihanna: Anti World Tour" (Tweet). Retrieved November 26, 2015 – via Twitter. 
  8. ^ Caramanica, Jon (March 28, 2016). "Review: Rihanna on Tour, Part Preacher, Part Dominatrix, All Human". The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ Muhammad, Latifah (May 5, 2016). "Review: Rihanna's 'ANTI' World Tour Is Something You Have To See To Believe". VIBE. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  10. ^ Power, Ed (22 June 2016). "Rihanna, Anti World Tour, Dublin, review: 'A slick, sleek arena blockbuster delivered full-strength shots of sass and escapism'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  11. ^ Cragg, Michael (24 June 2016). "Rihanna review – like watching a different artist". The Guardian. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ Harrington, Jim (May 6, 2016). "Review: Rihanna disappoints during San Jose concert". The Mercury News. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Rihanna Kicks Off 'Anti World Tour'". Rap-Up. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ Sonawane, Vishakha (March 16, 2016). "Rihanna Performs Raunchy Moves With Drake At 'Anti' Tour Amid Dating Rumors". International Business Times. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  15. ^ Thompson, Avery (April 15, 2016). "Rihanna Brings Drake On Stage At Toronto Concert & Grinds On Him — Sexy Video". Hollywood Life. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  16. ^ Holub, Christian (March 23, 2016). "The Weeknd drops out of Rihanna's Anti tour". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b Platon, Adelle (November 23, 2015). "Rihanna Announces 2016 Tour with Travi$ Scott, Big Sean & The Weeknd". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i Platon, Adelle (February 18, 2016). "Rihanna Postpones 'Anti' Tour Dates". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  19. ^ Box score:
  20. ^ Further tour dates:
  21. ^ Opening acts:
  22. ^ "Rihanna verplaatst concert in Amsterdam" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  23. ^ a b Bannister, Antonia (February 19, 2016). "Rihanna postpones Anti tour - with Coventry gig put back 11 days". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Pražský koncert Rihanny se přesouvá do O2 areny a mění datum konání". musicserver.cz/ (in Czech). February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Rihanna". February 8, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Rihanna verschiebt Wien-Konzert". oe24.at (in German). February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  27. ^ McKinney, Jessica (March 16, 2016). "Rihanna Will Headline Sziget Festival In Budapest". Vibe. SpinMedia. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  28. ^ Popescu, Irina (March 22, 2016). "Rihanna, Steve Aoki and Sia come to music festival in Romania this summer". Romania-Insider.com. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Neuer Termin und neue Location: Rihanna-Konzert in Berlin verlegt" (in German). BZ Berlin. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Rihanna not at Werchter Boutique. The Anti World Tour to halt at the Pukkelpop festival!". February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  31. ^ a b "Justin Bieber and Rihanna to Headline U.K.'s V Festival". Billboard. February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  32. ^ Platon, Adelle (20 June 2016). "Rihanna & Coldplay To Headline Budweiser's 2016 Made In America Lineup". Billboard. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  33. ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20160904_Budweiser_Made_in_America_kicks_off_in_Philly.html
  34. ^ Craddock, Lauren (26 July 2016). "Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer & Metallica to Headline Global Citizen Festival". Billboard. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  35. ^ Garratt, Rob (3 May 2016). "Rihanna and The Chemical Brothers to perform Abu Dhabi F1 After-Race Concerts". The National. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  36. ^ Nessif, Bruna (14 July 2016). "Rihanna Is Safe, Concert Cancelled Following Truck Attack in Nice". E! News. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 

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