List of Rihanna concert tours

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Rihanna performing on her Loud Tour in 2011. According to Pollstar the tour grossed $90 million worldwide and became the 7th highest grossing tour of 2011.[1]

Barbadian recording artist Rihanna has embarked on four concert tours, three of which have been worldwide. Her 2006 debut, Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour was based in North America only and supported her first and second studio album, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006). The tour lasted for three months, through which Rihanna performed 36 shows. The same year, Rihanna continued to tour as a special guest on the PCD World Tour with Pussycat Dolls, Roc the Block Tour with Jay-Z and Ne-Yo, and the Monkey Business Tour with Black Eyed Peas.[2][3][4] In the period from 2007 till 2009, she performed on the worldwide Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in a support of her third studio album with same name. During the tour, Rihanna visited Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia and Africa. It featured Rihanna presenting completely different style and wearing leather outfits.[5] The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour sparked controversy in Malaysia where the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party recommended that Rihanna's concert tour should be banned due her provocative outfits.[6] A DVD, titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live was released on June 16, 2008.[7] It features the show from Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, held on December 6, 2007.[8]

In 2010 and 2011, Rihanna embarked on her second worldwide Last Girl on Earth Tour to further promote her fourth studio album Rated R (2009).[9] During the tour, Rihanna performed 67 shows and visited Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Simon Henwood was a creative director of the tour with its theme being Rihanna's dreams and nightmares featuring her as the last human alive.[10][11] During the tour, Extreme's guitarist, Nuno Bettencourt, joined Rihanna's band. Last Girl on Earth Tour featured several opening acts, including American singers Kesha and Travie McCoy for the North American leg of the tour, Pixie Lott for the UK shows, while Scottish DJ Calvin Harris opened the shows from the Australian leg.[9] The tour received predominantly positive reviews from critics, with Daily Telegraph's Neil McCormick praising its costumes, dance-routines and screens.[12]

In late 2010, Rihanna released her fifth studio album, Loud. To further promote its material, Rihanna embarked on her fourth concert tour, the Loud Tour, in June 2011, having announced it on February 9, 2011.[13] The tour comprised 98 show dates, 33 in North America, 4 in South America and 61 in Europe.[14] The concert's stage featured separate sections where the audience had the chance to be in the show.[15] Originally, J. Cole and Cee Lo Green were planned as support acts for the North American leg. However, Green left the tour citing schedule conflicts.[16] Calvin Harris was featured as an opening act on the European leg of the tour.[17] The tour was received positively by critics, who praised Rihanna's vocals and dance-moves.[18] It featured Rihanna giving a lap dance to fan that she chose from the audience, during the performance of "Skin".[15] According to Pollstar the tour grossed $90 million worldwide and became the 7th highest grossing tour of 2011.[1] In 2008, Rihanna also performed a series of charity concerts titled A Girl's Night Out, to benefit the "Believe Foundation".[19] Rihanna's most recent concert tour, Diamonds World Tour was in support of her seventh studio album Unapologetic and became Rihanna's highest grossing tour, surpassing her Loud tour in 2011. It comprised 96 show dates and visited North America, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Rihanna also embarked on a co-headlining mini-tour with Eminem in 2014.

Concert tours[edit]

Year Title Duration Number of
2006 Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour July 1, 2006 – September 30, 2006 (North America)
The Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour was Rihanna's debut tour. It promoted her first two albums, Music of the Sun and A Girl like Me. The tour visited only North America, with Rihanna performing 32 shows through it.[20]
2007–2009 Good Girl Gone Bad Tour September 15, 2007 – October 23, 2007 (North America)
November 11, 2007 – March 23, 2008 (Europe)
April 5, 2008 (Asia)
July 4, 2008 (North America)
July 12, 2008 (Africa)
July 15, 2008 (Europe)
October 27, 2008 – November 11, 2008 (Oceania)
November 13, 2008 – November 16, 2008 (Asia)
January 22, 2009 – January 24, 2009 (North America)
The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour was first Rihanna's worldwide tour, reaching North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The tour supported Rihanna's third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad. During the tour, Rihanna presented different image and style, while revealing leather outfits. American artists Akon and Ciara were featured as one of the opening acts on the tour. In Malaysia, the Good Girl Gone Bad Tour sparked controversy when the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party recommended that Rihanna's show from the tour should be banned in the country, citing her provocative outfits as the main reason. Overall, critics gave the tour mixed reviews. A DVD, titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live was released on June 16, 2008, and features the show from Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, held on December 6, 2007.
2010–2011 Last Girl On Earth April 16, 2010 – June 6, 2010 (Europe)
July 4, 2010 – August 28, 2010 (North America)
February 25, 2011 – March 12, 2011 (Australia)
$40 million
Her third tour began on April 16, 2010 in Antwerp, Belgium, in support of her fourth studio album Rated R. On the Australian leg of this tour, she performed three songs from her subsequent album, Loud. The tour grossed approximately $40 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews from critics.
2011 Loud Tour June 4, 2011 – August 5, 2011 (North America)
August 15, 2011 – August 21, 2011 (Europe)
September 17, 2011 – September 23, 2011 (South America)
September 29, 2011 – December 22, 2011 (Europe)
$90 million
She embarked on her fourth tour in Baltimore, USA, in support of her fifth studio album Loud. Rappers Drake, Kanye West and Jay-Z made guest appearances on some dates to perform their collaborations "What's My Name?", "Run This Town", "All of the Lights" and "Umbrella", respectively.[21][22][23] Rihanna broke a record by playing 10 shows at the O2 Arena during the European leg of the tour. It became the seventh highest grossing tour of 2011 and critics acclaimed the show for its liveliness and higher caliber of quality compared to her previous tours. A DVD, titled Loud Tour Live at the O2 was released on December 13, 2012, and features the shows from the O2 Arena in London held between December 20 and December 22, 2011.
2013 Diamonds World Tour March 8, 2013 – May 7, 2013 (North America)
May 24, 2013 (Africa)
May 26, 2013 – July 28, 2013 (Europe)
September 13, 2013 – September 22, 2013 (Asia)
September 24, 2013 – October 8, 2013 (Oceania)
October 13, 2013 – October 16, 2013 (Africa)
October 19, 2013 – October 22, 2013 (Middle East)
October 26, 2013 – November 15, 2013 (North America)
$141.9 million
The Diamonds World Tour was launched in support of her seventh studio album Unapologetic, kicking off in Buffalo, New York and concluding in New Orleans, USA. Rihanna broke numerous records during the tour including becoming the youngest artist ever to headline a show at the Stade de France, perform at the Millennium Stadium and twice at the Twickenham Stadium and being the youngest artist to sell out these stadiums. She also broke a record of having one of the largest concert audiences in history, performing in front of 100,000 people during Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Night Race, giving her the largest audience at the event ever compared to previous acts like Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, The Killers and Justin Bieber. The tour featured support acts including David Guetta, Haim and ASAP Rocky among others. It was the fifth highest grossing tour of 2013 and was met with positive reviews from critics.
2016 Anti World Tour March 12, 2016 – May 18, 2016 (North America)
June 17, 2016 – August 21, 2016 (Europe)

Co-headlining concert tours[edit]

Year Title Co-headliner Duration Number of
2014 The Monster Tour Eminem August 7, 2014 – August 23, 2014 (North America)
$36 million
The Monster Tour is the co-headlining mini-tour by Eminem and Rihanna. The tour began on August 7, 2014 in Pasadena, California and finished on August 23, 2014 in Detroit, USA.

Promotional tours[edit]

Year Title Promoting album Set list
2005 Rihanna's Secret Body Spray Tour Music of the Sun "My Name Is Rihanna", "If It's Lovin' that You Want", "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)", "The Last Time", "Let Me", "Pon de Replay"
2008 A Girl's Night Out Good Girl Gone Bad "Pon de Replay", "Let Me", "Rehab", "SOS", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Hate That I Love You", "Unfaithful", "Don't Stop the Music", "Shut Up and Drive", "Umbrella"
2012 777 Tour[24] Unapologetic "Cockiness (Love It)", "Birthday Cake", "Talk That Talk", "Wait Your Turn", "Man Down", "Only Girl (In the World)", "Don't Stop the Music", "S&M", "Phresh Out the Runway", "Unfaithful", "Take a Bow", "Hate That I Love You", "Where Have You Been", "Run This Town", "Live Your Life", "All of the Lights", "Stay", "Diamonds", "Umbrella", "We Found Love"[25]

Featured act[edit]

Year Title Promoting album Set list
2006 Roc tha Block A Girl like Me N/A
2006 PCD World Tour A Girl like Me "Pon de Replay", "If It's Lovin' That You Want", "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)", "We Ride", "Break It Off", "Unfaithful", "Let Me", "Kisses Don't Lie", "P.S. (I'm Still Not Over You)", "Redemption Song" (Bob Marley cover), "SOS"
2008 Glow in the Dark Tour Good Girl Gone Bad "Disturbia", "Breakin' Dishes", "Rehab", "Break It Off", "Pon de Replay", "Who Am I", "Paper Planes", "Doo Wop (That Thing)", "SOS", "Hate That I Love You", "Take a Bow", "Unfaithful", "Don't Stop the Music", "Shut Up and Drive", "Umbrella"

Notable live performances[edit]

Date Event City Performed song(s)
August 28, 2005 2005 Video Music Awards Miami "Pon De Replay"
June 18, 2006 2006 Much Music Video Awards Canada "SOS
August 20, 2006 2006 Teen Choice California "SOS
September 20, 2006 2006 MOBO Awards London "Unfaithful"[26]
November 2, 2006 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards Copenhagen "SOS"[27]
November 15, 2006 2006 World Music Awards London "Unfaithful"[28]
December 11, 2006 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Concert Oslo "SOS"
June 3, 2007 2007 MTV Movie Awards Universal City "Umbrella"[30]
September 9, 2007 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Las Vegas "Shut Up and Drive" (with Fall Out Boy)[31]
November 4, 2007 2007 World Music Awards Monte Carlo "Umbrella"[32]
November 18, 2007 2007 American Music Awards Los Angeles "Umbrella"
"Hate That I Love You"[33]
January 26, 2008 2008 NRJ Music Awards Cannes "Don't Stop the Music"[34]
February 10, 2008 50th Annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles "Umbrella"
"Don't Stop the Music" (with The Time)[35]
February 20, 2008 2008 BRIT Awards London "Umbrella" (with Klaxons)
June 15, 2008 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards Toronto "Take a Bow"[36]
June 24, 2008 2008 BET Awards Los Angeles "Take a Bow"
September 5, 2008 2008 Fashion Rocks New York City "Vogue"
September 7, 2008 2008 MTV Video Music Awards Los Angeles "Disturbia",[37]
"Live Your Life" (with T.I.)
November 23, 2008 2008 American Music Awards Los Angeles "Rehab"[38]
November 22, 2009 2009 American Music Awards Los Angeles "Hard"
"Wait Your Turn"[39]
January 23, 2010 2010 NRJ Music Awards Cannes "Russian Roulette"
March 4, 2010 2010 Echo Awards Berlin "Rude Boy"[40]
March 27, 2010 2010 Kids' Choice Awards Westwood "Hard"
"Rude Boy"
"Don't Stop the Music"[41]
September 12, 2010 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Los Angeles "Love the Way You Lie" (with Eminem)[42]
November 7, 2010 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards Madrid "Only Girl (In the World)"[43]
November 21, 2010 2010 American Music Awards Los Angeles "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)"
"What's My Name?"
"Only Girl (In the World)"[44]
February 13, 2011 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" (with Eminem)
"What's My Name?" (with Drake)[45]
February 15, 2011 2011 Brit Awards London "Only Girl (In the World)"
"What's My Name?"[46][47]
February 20, 2011 NBA All Star Game Los Angeles "Umbrella"
"Only Girl (In the World)"
"Rude Boy"
"All of the Lights" (with Kanye West)
"What's My Name?" (with Drake)[48]
April 3, 2011 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards Las Vegas "California King Bed" (with Jennifer Nettles)[49][50]
May 22, 2011 2011 Billboard Music Awards Las Vegas "S&M" remix (with Britney Spears)[51]
February 12, 2012 54th Annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles "We Found Love"
"Princess of China" (with Coldplay)[52]
February 21, 2012 2012 BRIT Awards London "We Found Love"[53]
September 6, 2012 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Los Angeles "Cockiness (Love It)" remix (with ASAP Rocky)
"We Found Love" (with Calvin Harris)[54]
September 9, 2012 2012 Summer Paralympics closing ceremony London "Princess of China" (with Coldplay)
"We Found Love"
"Run This Town" (with Coldplay and Jay-Z)[55]
November 7, 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show New York City "Diamonds"
"Phresh Out the Runway"[56]
February 10, 2013 55th Annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles "Stay" (with Mikky Ekko)[57]
November 24, 2013 2013 American Music Awards Los Angeles "Diamonds"[58]
April 13, 2014 2014 MTV Movie Awards Los Angeles "The Monster" (with Eminem)[59]
November 11, 2014 The Concert for Valor Washington, D.C. "Diamonds"
"The Monster" (with Eminem)[60]
February 8, 2015 57th Annual Grammy Awards Los Angeles "FourFiveSeconds" (with Kanye West, Paul McCartney)[61]
March 29, 2015 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Los Angeles "Bitch Better Have My Money"
February 24, 2016 2016 BRIT Awards London "Consideration" (with SZA)
"Work" (with Drake)[62]
May 22, 2016 2016 Billboard Music Awards Las Vegas "Love on the Brain"
August 28, 2016 2016 MTV Video Music Awards New York City "Don't Stop the Music", "Only Girl (In the World)", "We Found Love", "Where Have You Been"
"Rude Boy", "What's My Name", "Work"
"Needed Me", "Pour It Up", "Bitch Better Have My Money"
"Stay", "Diamonds", "Love on the Brain"


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