Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Diamonds World Tour was the fifth concert tour by Rihanna. It was launched in support of her seventh studio album Unapologetic (2012).
Tisci said, “Rihanna represents what young and amazing means today. She is punk and talented. She offers intelligence, energy and pure beauty. She is the face of her generation.”
The tour was announced in September 2012 following the singer’s performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. The tour kicked off on March 8, 2013 in Buffalo, New York and officially commencing on November 15, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The tour visited the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia with 96 shows in total.
The set list for the concerts included songs from a selection of Rihanna’s studio albums, the Diamonds World Tour includes five acts and an encore. Rihanna’s outfits were designed by a variety of designers including Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, Raf Simons of Christian Dior and Alber Elbaz, footwear was designed by French fashion line Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. The tour featured support acts including David Guetta, Haim and ASAP Rocky among others.
The tour was met with praise from critics who noted artistic growth. Commercially, the tour was a success with extra dates being added due to high demand. The tour grossed $137,982,530 (USD) from 87 shows, according to Billboard magazine and was the fifth highest grossing worldwide tour of 2013. Rihanna broke numerous records during her tour including becoming the youngest artist to ever headline a show at France’s National Stadium, at the age of 25, performing at Millennium Stadium and two times at the Twickenham Stadium on June 10, 2013 and June 15 & 16, 2013 and again became the youngest artist ever to sell out the stadiums. Rihanna also made history when she became the youngest ever singer to sell out the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. Born: February 20, 1988

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