Rihanna has announced an extensive ‘Anti’ World Tour, kicking off in February and arriving in the UK in June of 2016.
The Weeknd and Big Sean will support Rihanna on all European dates, while Travis Scott will guest on the North American leg.
‘Anti’, Rihanna’s 8th album, is expected via Tidal this Friday (November 27), with a wider release across other formats reportedly due on December 4.
The singer posted a new video on Instagram alongside a link to antidiary.com last week. The website features the phrase “Patience. You’ll hear her voice when it’s time” on the homepage and links to an Instagram account called “iamthekeyholder” featuring drawings of young Rihanna in cities around the world. Keys are believed to be hidden at each location, which unlock more images.
The Samsung logo is displayed on the website. It was recently reported that Rihanna had secured a $25m (£16m) deal with Samsung that will see the consumer tech giant sponsoring ‘Anti’, as well as this accompanying tour.
Speaking to NME earlier this year, Rihanna revealed that she had not finished work on her new album but promised she will deliver “something great” for fans eager to hear new music.
Speculation has been rife about the singer’s forthcoming album, with singles ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘American Oxygen’ both released earlier this year, as was her collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
Tidal members will have access to an exclusive pre-sale for tour, which will take place from 10am on November 30 until 10pm on December 2, before going on general sale on December 3.
The UK and Ireland tour dates for 2016 are as follows:
Ricoh Arena, Coventry (June 14)
Cardiff Stadium, Cardiff (June 16)
Stadium of Light, Sunderland (June 18)
Aviva Stadium, Dublin (June 21)
Wembley Stadium, London (June 24)
Hampden Park, Glasgow (June 27)
Emirates Old Park, Manchester (June 29)
This article was first featured on nme.com
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