Updated December 4, 2015: Ticket presales are over and sales are open to the general public without any passwords or codes. We moved that information toward the bottom of the page in case more dates are announced later.
The music world lit up today when Rihanna announced a batch of 2016 tour dates in North America and Europe. The North American concerts will feature Travi$ Scott as the opening act, while the European dates feature The Weeknd and Big Sean as openers.
RiRi's last tour was the 2013 Diamonds World Tour, which included 96 concerts and reportedly grossed over $140 million. Better have my money, indeed!
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Last month, Rihanna announced the album would be called ANTI and shared the cover art. Since she is part of the TIDAL ownership group, the album is expected to stream exclusively through the service (at least upon its initial release). The release date is a mystery at this point and it isn't available for pre-order anywhere online, which has the blogs speculating about a surprise release akin to Beyonce's mega-successful self-titled album release in 2013.
The Barbadian pop singer and cultural icon has released three songs in 2015: "Bitch Better Have My Money," "American Oxygen," and "Four Five Seconds" with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. It is unknown whether any of those songs will be on the ANTI album.
Looking at the album title, the cover art, and the graphics for this tour, it appears Rihanna is making an effort to defy expectations and experiment with new directions. During last night's televised American Music Awards show, Samsung began a campaign for Rihanna's ANTI diaRy, which features cryptic videos and messages online at antidiary.com and a Twitter account called IAmTheKeyHolder.
As if there weren't enough corporate promotional tie-ins already, Puma will "create unique on-site activations and retail programs in select North American tour venues to support and drive awareness of the upcoming launches within Rihanna's collection," which includes the Creeper sneaker. Rihanna is a brand ambassador and creative director of the apparel sportswear company, and her collection is marked by the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna label.
Live Nation is promoting the tour, and ticket sales are happening mainly through Ticketmaster — although each venue can handle ticket sales differently. Check the links above for primary ticket links for every concert.
When do Rihanna 2016 tour tickets go on sale and what is the presale code?
The first presales begin on Monday, November 30 at 10 AM local time. That early access will be available for VIP Packages, and through corporate partnerships with American Express, TIDAL, and Samsung. On December 2, presales open up for Live Nation, LN Mobile, Facebook, and local radio / venue outlets. Tickets go on sale to the general public as early as December 3 but each show can be different. Check the links below for the show you're interested in.
The Samsung presale password is SAMSUNG and the TIDAL password is R1HANT12016. The Live Nation presale offer code is BELLS and the LN Mobile password is COVERT. We recommend signing up for Rihanna's email newsletter and your local venue email newsletter, as well as following them on social media to get the most up-to-date information about additional offers and passwords.
Keep in mind that some presale tickets may be restricted to undesirable sections with poor sound quality and limited views of the stage.
Get the latest information at Rihanna's official website.
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