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Diamonds World Tour
Tour by Rihanna
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Unapologetic
Start date

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End date

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Legs 5
No. of shows
  • 39 in Europe
  • 38 in North America
  • 10 in Oceania
  • 6 in Asia
  • 3 in Africa
  • 96 total
Box office $141.9 million ($Template:Inflation in 2016 dollars)Template:Inflation-fn
Rihanna concert chronology

The Diamonds World Tour was the fifth concert tour by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. It was launched in support of her seventh studio album Unapologetic (2012). 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 ending on November 15, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The tour visited the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia with 96 shows in total. This was Rihanna's first Australian tour since February 2011 with The Last Girl On Earth Tour.

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 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, David Guetta, and Haim among others.

The tour was met with praise from critics who noted artistic growth. Commercially, the Diamonds World Tour was a success, with extra dates 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.<ref>"Top 25 Tours of 2013". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2014. </ref> Rihanna broke numerous records during the tour, becoming the youngest artist to ever headline a sold out show at France's National Stadium, at the age of 25.<ref>, Jenni McKnight for (June 9, 2013). "RiRi makes history in Paris' Stade de France". </ref> She also became the youngest artist to have sold out shows held at Millennium Stadium (June 10, 2013) and Twickenham Stadium (June 15 & 16, 2013).<ref>, Ann Lee for (June 16, 2013). "Rihanna dazzles Twickenham Stadium". </ref> In South Africa, Rihanna created history in Johannesburg at the FNB Stadium where she became the first female and youngest artist to sell out the stadium.<ref>"Rihanna Creates History In South Africa, Youngest Artists To Sold Out FNB Stadium". Urban Islandz. Retrieved January 12, 2016. </ref>


On September 7, following the singer's performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, she announced that she will embark on her fourth worldwide tour entitled the Diamonds World Tour, to support her then upcoming album.<ref>Ramirez, Erika (September 7, 2012). "Rihanna Announces 'Diamonds World Tour'". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2013. </ref> Rihanna's managing company Live Nation Entertainment posted a video on YouTube with the announcement of the North American dates of the tour.<ref name="livenation">"Rihanna Diamonds World Tour Trailer". Live Nation. YouTube. Retrieved March 19, 2013. </ref> The tickets for the concert shows were made available a week later on September 14, 2012.<ref name="livenation"/> She will bring her tour to 27 cities in North America during two months.<ref>"Rihanna Announces 'Diamonds World Tour'". </ref> On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Rihanna revealed the European dates. The singer will tour Europe for two months between late May and late July 2013, taking in the UK during June. A few dates were announced a few days later the official European announcement although they said: more shows are expected to be announced.<ref>"Rihanna 'Diamonds' tour dates revealed". November 14, 2012. </ref> On March 13, 2013, the Australian dates were confirmed.<ref>"Rihanna to bring her Diamonds world tour to Australia in 2013". March 13, 2013. </ref>

A view of the stage during Rihanna's performance in Singapore on September 22, 2013.

In early March 2013, via her official YouTube channel, Rihanna posted a series of videos regarding the preparations for the tour.<ref>"Rihanna previews 'Diamonds' world tour staging – video – Music News". Digital Spy. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013. </ref> The first video featured the dancers auditions for the tour in which contestants applied to participate on the tour. They perform several dance sequences for Rihanna and her team while they are auditioning.<ref>"Diamonds World Tour – Dancer Auditions". Rihanna. YouTube. Retrieved March 20, 2013. </ref> She posted the second video on March 2, 2013, in which the crew is preparing the outfits for Rihanna, the dancers and the backup singers. Marley Glassroth who served as a costume builder, explained that the theme of the outfits is different for every section of the show, "There is a little bit of rock n' roll, there is a little bit of sexy... everything."<ref name="wardrobe">"Diamonds World Tour – Wardrobe". Rihanna. YouTube. Retrieved March 20, 2013. </ref> The stylist assistant, Jahleel Weaver, also spoke and concluded that the most difficult process of the costume creation is making "the storming ideas" reality and further described the show as "dope".<ref name="wardrobe"/>

A day later, she posted a third video in which the tour crew describes how the stage will be set up for every show.<ref name="stage">"Diamonds World Tour – Stage". Rihanna. YouTube. Retrieved March 20, 2013. </ref> The production assistant of the stage, Cody Osborne explained that he worked on it probably for over 18 million hours and he hopes it will work.<ref name="stage"/> Scenes are intercuted with people building the stage up together. Joe Sanchez, who serves as a production manager, stated that he started designing it since last year and it has been in construction for five weeks.<ref name="stage"/> He also said that it will take a team crew of over 58 people to construct and over a 100 local people crew to turn it down the stage on every show. Sanchez said that the show is more complex than the previous tours by Rihanna.<ref name="stage"/> On March 4, another video was posted on the singer's channel in which she rehearsal's for the dance routine of "Pour It Up" together with the choreographer. According to the latter, "this routine gives you the feeling like a stripper-slash hood choreography, that's the type of energy, that's the type where your mind will be ported."<ref>"Diamonds World Tour – Rihearsal". Rihanna. YouTube. Retrieved March 20, 2013. </ref> The next day, a video of the "Run Through First Look" was uploaded in which Rihanna approved the stage lighting and video content.<ref>"Diamonds World Tour – Run Through First Look". Rihanna. YouTube. Retrieved March 20, 2013. </ref> On March 6 a video where the singer and her dancers are doing the video photo shoot was uploaded,<ref>"Diamonds World Tour – Content Shoot". Rihanna. YouTube. Retrieved March 20, 2013. </ref> before finally the next day, the last video where Rihanna and her crew are making the last rehearsal before leaving for the first show in Buffalo, New York was posted.<ref>"Diamonds World Tour – Leaving For Buffalo". Rihanna. YouTube. Retrieved March 20, 2013. </ref>


To support her performances, Rihanna appeared in several different outfits on the stage.<ref name="billboard outfits">DelliCarpini Jr, Gregory (March 12, 2013). "Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour: Costume Breakdown". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2013. </ref> The outfit for the opening of the show was created by Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.<ref name="billboard outfits"/> It features a masculine oversized black printed and hand embroidered parka, which channels his signature mix of streetwear and Haute Couture.<ref>"Rihanna in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci – Diamonds World Tour Costumes". MSN Money. CNBC. March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. </ref> Under the parka, there was a black and white leather bra and a gold star embellishments, a sheer black silk shirt, gold embroidered satin shorts, and a gold shark tooth necklace engraved with the singer's name: "RIRI".<ref name="billboard outfits"/> In an interview for Women's Wear Daily, 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."<ref name="WWD">Szmydke, Paulina (March 11, 2013). "Rihanna to Wear Custom Givenchy Couture on Tour". Women's Wear Daily. Fairchild Fashion Media. Retrieved March 21, 2013. </ref> According to a representative from Givenchy, the costume is a symbol of "female empowerment and urban haute couture elegance."<ref name="WWD"/> Tisci further contributed to a dark floor-length black cape, a printed parka with gold bullet motifs, and an energetic pink-and-neon dress paired with holographic kicks.<ref name="billboard outfits"/>

Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons and the creative director at Christian Dior, also collaborated with the singer and created a sheer black dress with white Rihanna x Raf Simons text on both sides of the item paired with shorts, and white python custom Christian Louboutin boots.<ref name="billboard outfits"/> According to Hilary Moss of New York magazine, both the boots [cargo pants] and the sunglasses which were wore with the outfit drew inspirations from the style of the nineties.<ref name="NYwardrdobe">Moss, Hilary (March 21, 2013). "Ranking Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour Costumes". New York. Retrieved March 21, 2013. </ref> Her personal costume designer Adam Selman also designed some of the outfits including a red halter and wrap-around skirt wore for the ballads section and a red, white and yellow color-block bustier with matching leather pants and Manolo Blahnik snakeskin boots.<ref name="billboard outfits"/><ref name="NYwardrdobe"/> He also designed a dollar bill hologram dress combined with metallic Pierre Hardy high-tops. The jewelry for the Adam Selman looks was designed by Lynn Ban.<ref name="billboard outfits"/><ref name="NYwardrdobe"/><ref></ref> Regarding Rihanna, Selman spoke to New York Daily News, "Her body is so insane. It's the dream body to make clothes for. You don't have to try as hard."<ref name="billboard outfits"/> For the encore, Rihanna wore an Alber Elbaz created jumpsuit that made visible her chest tattoo of goddess Isis.<ref name="NYwardrdobe"/><ref name="styleweb"/> The singer's personal stylist Mel Ottenberg, describe the outfits for the show in general as "a very Thug Life Tupac mixed with nineties candy raver".<ref name="styleweb">Zarrella, Katharine K (March 21, 2013). "Diamond Girl: Behind the Scenes of Rihanna's World Tour Wardrobe". Fairchild Fashion Media. Retrieved March 21, 2013. </ref>


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The Diamonds World Tour includes five acts and an encore.<ref name="synopsis">Chareunsy, Charlie (April 14, 2013). "Photos: Rihanna shines bright like a diamond with A$AP Rocky at Mandalay Bay". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved April 15, 2013. </ref> The show opens with Rihanna singing "Mother Mary" while kneeling in front of a female monument in a "prayer-like" pose.<ref name="synopsis"/> The bright lights and rich stage production start after the song, when the singer performs "Phresh Out the Runway".<ref name="synopsis"/> The show continues with a rendition of the remix of "Birthday Cake"; a performance through which Rihanna performs several sexually charged movements. For the performance of "Talk That Talk", Rihanna is joined with additional dancers and musicians.<ref name="synopsis"/> After the performances of "Pour It Up" and "Cockiness (Love It)", the singer finishes the set with a rendition of "Numb".<ref name="synopsis"/>

The second set of the Diamonds World Tour is Caribbean inspired and begins with a guitar solo performed by Nuno Bettencourt. After the solo Rihanna appears on the stage with a changed costume and performs "You da One" and "No Love Allowed".<ref name="synopsis"/> For the performance of "Man Down", a mug shot of Rihanna together with her birth name "Robyn Rihanna Fenty" appearing on the video screen. The set is followed up with a performance of her 2009 single "Rude Boy" and ends with Rihanna singing "What's My Name?".<ref name="synopsis"/> The third set of the show, features Rihanna wearing multi-colored leather pants.<ref name="synopsis"/> The set is opened with a performance of "Jump" which features dubstep bass line and pyrotechnics. After that she performs "Umbrella", "All of the Lights", "Rockstar 101" and finishes the set with the ballad "What Now" which features fire and crowd involvement in the performance.<ref name="synopsis"/>

The fourth set features Rihanna wearing a long red dress.<ref name="synopsis"/> During the set she performs a range of ballads; it starts with a performance of "Loveeeeeee Song" (Future's vocals are played in the background) and then continues with "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)".<ref name="synopsis"/> Rihanna performs a shortened version of "Take a Bow", "Cold Case Love" and finishes the set with a rendition of "Hate That I Love You".<ref name="synopsis"/> The fifth act, during which the singer wore an outfit made of money started with a performance of "We Found Love". Rihanna performs a shortened version of "S&M" while having fun in the audience, followed up by "Only Girl (In the World)" and "Don't Stop the Music".<ref name="synopsis"/> The set is finished with a performance of her 2012 single "Where Have You Been". For the encore, Rihanna gets back on the stage as she sings "a strong version" of "Stay" and finishes the concert with "Diamonds".<ref name="synopsis"/>

Commercial performance

After the North American leg of the tour was announced, due to high demand extra dates were added in New York City, Toronto and Montreal.<ref name="theaircanadacentre1">"Rihanna: Second Show Announced". The Air Canada Centre. Retrieved November 20, 2012. </ref> After Rihanna announced the UK leg of the tour, pre-sale tickets searches rose by 700% on viagogo. Experts predicted that tickets for all of Rihanna's European shows could sell out in under six minutes.<ref>"Rihanna's UK stadium tour expected to sell out quickly – Music News". Digital Spy. November 15, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012. </ref>

Rihanna made history on May 24 at the kickoff of Morocco's annual Mawazine Music Festival by performing for a crowd of 150,000; a new record in the country's capital.<ref>Staff, MTV News. "Rihanna Kicks Off Morocco's Mawazine Global Music Fest". MTV News. </ref> Rihanna also made history by becoming the youngest artist to ever headline a show at Paris' Stade de France, at the age of 25, stealing the distinction from Lady Gaga who performed at the stadium the year before at the age of 26.<ref>"Move Over Lady Gaga! Rihanna Makes History In Paris With 'Diamonds' World Tour » Entertainmentwise". June 2, 2017. </ref> Rihanna also performed 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.<ref>Flint, Hanna (June 11, 2013). "Do the bunny hop! Rihanna wears rabbit ears and hotpants... before playing to a sell out crowd in Cardiff". Daily Mail. London. </ref><ref>"Rihanna, Twickenham Stadium – music review". June 17, 2013. </ref> Istanbul's İnönü Stadium hosted Rihanna on May 30, 2013. The stadium welcomed 35,000 people for the concert, which lasted an hour and a half.<ref>"Rihanna "sells out the stadium" – MUSIC". Hürriyet Daily News – LEADING NEWS SOURCE FOR TURKEY AND THE REGION. </ref>

Rihanna performed to a crowd of 65,000 in Singapore during Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday September 22, 2013. It was one of the biggest concert crowds in recent history.<ref></ref> Also, Rihanna's shows in South Africa were a commercial success. Rihanna made history on Sunday night when she became the youngest ever singer to sell out the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.<ref>, Jenni McKnight for (October 14, 2013). "RiRi makes history in South Africa on Diamonds world tour". </ref> Rihanna was named the fifth-highest touring artist of 2013 by Billboard magazine, earning a gross of $137,982,530 over the course of 87 shows, of which 84 were sold out.<ref name="top25tours2013">"Top 25 Tours of 2013". Billboard Magazine. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. </ref> On Pollstar's year-end chart of the top one hundred grossing worldwide tours, from January 1 to December 31, 2013, the Diamonds World Tour was placed at number six with a gross of $141.9 million from the shows that were played during the given time period. Tickets were sold with an average gross of $1,867,248 per city.<ref name="pollstar3012">"2013 Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours" (PDF). Pollstar. Fresno, California. December 30, 2013. ISSN 1067-6945. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 30, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013. </ref>

Critical reception

North America

The tour received general acclaim during the North American legs. Mick Stingley of Billboard magazine reviewed Rihanna's performance in Hartford; according to him, the singer shined during the show. He wrote that "her interplay with her dancers and her longtime band leader Nuno Bettencourt, was a treat".<ref name="billboard hartford"/> Stingley concluded that with the costume and set changes, the video interludes and flashing lights, Rihanna put a "fantastic" show and was in "excellent" voice.<ref name="billboard hartford">Stingley, Mick (March 17, 2013). "Rihanna Finds Her Voice as 'Diamonds' Tour Shines In Hartford". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref> Donnie Moorhouse of The Republican also reviewed the show and wrote that it was type of show you would expect from a Grammy star who is in a same stratosphere as singers like Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles and Jennifer Lopez. "Rihanna's performance was certainly on par with the performances those stars can deliver."<ref>Moorhouse, Donnie (March 16, 2013). "Concert review: Rihanna at the XL Center in Hartford". The Republican. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref> In a review of the concert in Chicago, Bob Gendron of Chicago Tribune stated, "Being a diva affords certain privileges. Which is why Rihanna didn't seem the least bit self-indulgent dressing up like an Egyptian princess, stomping in thigh-high boots and prancing around in the equivalent of expensive lingerie."<ref name="chicago tribune review">Gendron, Bob (March 23, 2013). "Rihanna is assertive, sassy at packed United Center". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref> He noted the heavy background vocals during the performance and wrote that Rihanna sang less in comparison with her previous tours, however moved more, "Her body became a blur of curves and angles—elbows, hands, legs and knees bent into various positions. Suggestive and erotic, she knows how to tease.<ref name="chicago tribune review"/> Reviewing the concert in Detroit and writing for Detroit Free Press, Brian McCollum noted that the Diamonds World Tour is Rihanna's bid for showing 'Serious Artistic Growth. He stated that the performance, "was teeming with artsy flourishes and visual metaphor — from the Venus de Milo image behind her at show's start to the horror-film clips of 'Rockstar 101' to the stately pillars of light accompanying 'Man Down'."<ref>McCollum, Brian (March 22, 2013). "Rihanna brings energy, artsy edge to Detroit show stocked with hits". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref>

Rihanna performing "Stay" during a concert of the tour. The performance of the song together with other ballads was praised by critics.

The Globe and Mail's Brad Wheeler in a review of one of the Toronto shows wrote, "Rihanna's star is hot and still on the rise – Beyoncé's Sasha Fierce is now Sasha Fears."<ref>Wheeler, Brad (March 19, 2013). "Rihanna rocks without apology at Toronto concert". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref> Natasha Paolini of HipHopCanada stated, "Since the last time I saw Rihanna live in concert, it was obvious that she has grown and matured as an artist and as an individual. I love the way she performed on this tour, she was sexy, charming and even vulnerable at times. With the exception of minor vocal slip-ups, Rihanna put on a stellar show that was tasteful, raw and fun."<ref>Paolini, Natasha (March 20, 2013). "Rihanna Slays the Stage on Diamonds Tour at The ACC in Toronto Review". HipHopCanada. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref> Mikael Wood of Los Angeles Times wrote, that "the singer inhabited each of her characters with total conviction, portraying a lifelike complexity often lost on A-list pop peers such as Katy Perry and Beyoncé."<ref name="la times"/> Wood praised the performance particular the rendition of "Stay" stating that the halter-top pantsuit she wore accompanied with the minimal arrangement of the song remind him of Diana Ross in her middle career.<ref name="la times">Wood, Mikael (April 9, 2013). "Rihanna's many personalities take center stage for Diamonds tour". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref> Rick Florino of Artistdirect also praised the show in Los Angeles and wrote, "In fact, she's one of the last real rockstars left, and she's owning the title like a true champ. Every tour Rihanna launches, she still manages to step up her game and best the last one. Of course, that's tradition for any rockstar worth his or her salt, but she's keeping live music exciting with mind-blowing production and tight performances."<ref>Florino, Rick (April 9, 2013). "Live Review: Rihanna — Staples Center, Los Angeles". Artistdirect. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref>

Brenna Rushing of The Dallas Morning News similarly as other reviewers wrote, "Rihanna took full control of the surprisingly simple stage, dripping in sex appeal and belting knockout notes."<ref name="dallas show review">Rushing, Brenna (November 12, 2013). "Rihanna drips sex appeal, delivers powerful energy in Dallas concert". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 17, 2013. </ref> She further stated that, "Rihanna treated the audience to rump-shaking sways and dance moves only a few pop stars can manage. But make no mistake, this sensual style wasn’t a mask for her performance; it was just an enhancement."<ref name="dallas show review"/> Rushing noted that if the fast club songs didn't catch the audience, then the ballad must did and praised their rendition. In a review of the Houston show, Joey Guerra of The Houston Chronicle stated "Rihanna sometimes emits a cold energy in videos and on record. But she comes alive onstage. There was energy and intent in every vocal lick, every hip swivel, every kick in thigh-high white boots. And that was before she even got to the big hits."<ref name="Houston review">Guerra, Joey (November 15, 2013). "Rihanna sparkles at Toyota Center". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 18, 2013. </ref> Notably, Guerra praised the performances of "What Now" and the ballad set noting that nothing felt over choreographed as one moment led to another.<ref name="Houston review"/> Despite all the positive reviews during the North American leg, James Reed of criticized Rihanna's tardiness to the Boston and the overtly use of backing tracks. However, he concluded with other critics that the ballads were her strongest moments of the night.<ref>Reed, James. "Rihanna gives Boston fans too little too late". Retrieved December 18, 2013. </ref>

Europe and Oceania

Hannah Britt of British Daily Express reviewed Rihanna's concert at Twickenham Stadium in London stating, "Her vocals during the beautiful 'Stay' were bang on and, as a performer, she is simply captivating to watch. Whether thrusting her crotch towards the crowd, or simply standing smiling down at them, when Rihanna is in front of you, you can’t take your eyes off her. Whether you agree with her morals or not, one cannot deny that the woman knows how to own a stage."<ref>Britt, Hannah (June 20, 2013). "Rihanna review, Twickenham stadium". Daily Express. Retrieved December 18, 2013. </ref> Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the concert three out of five stars and concluded that although the concert was a "nonetheless a well-honed show that had its moments" including a 70,000 crowd singing "We Found Love" and "Only Girl (In the World)", it lacked shocking moments and spontaneity that "let her down".<ref>Copsey, Robert (June 16, 2013). "Rihanna and David Guetta live at London's Twickenham Stadium — review". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 18, 2013. </ref> Manchester Evening News's gave the first show in Manchester Arena four out of five stars and wrote, "Not only is Rihanna a rockstar, and a showbiz veteran at the tender age of 25, but a legend in her own right."<ref>Fitzpatrick, Katie (June 12, 2013). "Review: Rihanna at Manchester Arena". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved December 18, 2013. </ref> In a review of the show in Cardiff, Wales, Elena Cresci of Western Mail wrote that Rihanna commands the performance as well as her multi-platinum selling colleagues and also knows what her fans want and gives it to them.<ref>Cresci, Elena (June 10, 2013). "Rihanna Cardiff: Review of Rihanna's concert at the Millennium Stadium". Western Mail. Retrieved January 8, 2014. </ref>

Set list

This set list is representative of the show on April 6, 2013. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.<ref>Harrington, Jim (April 6, 2013). "Setlist: Rihanna in San Jose". Mercury News. Retrieved May 2, 2013. </ref> <div class="div-col columns {{#if:

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  1. "Mother Mary"
  2. "Phresh Out the Runway"
  3. "Birthday Cake"
  4. "Talk That Talk"
  5. "Pour It Up"
  6. "Cockiness (Love It)"
  7. "Numb"
  8. "You da One"
  9. "Man Down"
  10. "No Love Allowed"
  11. "Rude Boy"
  12. "What's My Name?"
  13. "Jump"
  14. "Umbrella"
  15. "All of the Lights"
  16. "Rockstar 101"
  17. "What Now"
  18. "Loveeeeeee Song"
  19. "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" / "Take a Bow" / "Cold Case Love"
  20. "Hate That I Love You"
  21. "We Found Love"
  22. "S&M" / "Only Girl (In the World)" / "Don't Stop the Music"
  23. "Where Have You Been"


  1. "Stay"
  2. "Diamonds"


  • During her performances in Atlantic City, Casablanca, Gdynia, Istanbul, Paris, London, Cardiff, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Macau, Manila, Singapore, Auckland, Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Cape Town, San Juan and Santo Domingo Rihanna opened the show with "Phresh Out the Runway".<ref>"Rihanna ‘sells out the stadium’". Hurriyet DailyNews. Retrieved June 1, 2013. </ref>


List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America<ref name="North America (Leg 1)">
March 8, 2013 Buffalo United States First Niagara Center ASAP Rocky 15,614 / 15,614 $1,117,147
March 14, 2013 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 15,095 / 15,095 $1,080,298
March 15, 2013 Hartford XL Center 10,985 / 10,985 $842,941
March 17, 2013 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 16,054 / 16,054 $1,278,497
March 18, 2013 Toronto Air Canada Centre 32,038 / 32,038 $2,498,532
March 19, 2013
March 21, 2013 Detroit United States Joe Louis Arena 15,349 / 15,349 $937,674
March 22, 2013 Chicago United Center 15,902 / 15,902 $1,234,380
March 24, 2013 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center 10,929 / 10,929 $780,143
March 25, 2013 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre 10,649 / 10,649 $880,893
March 27, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place 13,133 / 13,133 $1,008,532
March 30, 2013 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 13,495 / 13,495 $1,012,286
April 1, 2013 Vancouver Rogers Arena 14,879 / 14,879 $1,153,688
April 3, 2013 Seattle United States KeyArena 10,906 / 10,906 $782,027
April 6, 2013 San Jose HP Pavilion 14,027 / 14,027 $1,047,778
April 8, 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center 14,882 / 14,882 $1,297,755
April 9, 2013 Anaheim Honda Center 11,050 / 11,050 $950,442
April 11, 2013 San Diego Valley View Casino Center 11,831 / 11,831 $899,782
April 12, 2013 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center 8,861 / 8,861 $1,047,675
April 19, 2013 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum 11,705 / 11,705 $901,024
April 20, 2013 Sunrise BB&T Center 13,959 / 13,959 $1,042,363
April 22, 2013 Atlanta Philips Arena 13,233 / 13,233 $924,581
April 24, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha"></ref> Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena 11,002 / 11,002 $788,340
April 26, 2013 Atlantic City Revel Resort 4,391 / 4,391 $515,641
April 28, 2013 Newark Prudential Center 13,999 / 13,999 $1,215,879
April 29, 2013 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 14,339 / 14,339 $1,185,020
May 1, 2013 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 14,028 / 14,028 $1,190,028
May 2, 2013 Ottawa Scotiabank Place 11,990 / 11,990 $852,724
May 5, 2013 Brooklyn United States Barclays Center 29,072 / 29,072 $2,465,993
May 6, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha"></ref> Boston TD Garden 14,083 / 14,083 $1,061,548
May 7, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The May 7, 2013 concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was originally scheduled to take place on May 4, but was postponed due to 2013 NBA Playoffs.<ref>William Rausch (May 3, 2013). "Rihanna's Barclays Center concert rescheduled for Nets-Bulls Game 7, game time still unclear". The Brooklyn Game. Retrieved May 3, 2013. </ref></ref> Brooklyn Barclays Center <ref name="Barclays Center" group="lower-alpha">The score data is combined from the both shows held at the Barclays Center on May 5 and May 7 respectively.</ref> <ref name="Barclays Center" group="lower-alpha"></ref>
Africa<ref>"Mawazine reçoit la superstar des charts mondiaux : Rihanna en concert le 24 mai 2013". Retrieved March 13, 2013. </ref>
May 24, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The May 24, 2013 concert at the OLM Souissi in Rabat, Morocco is part of the Mawazine festival.<ref>"Servicio especial de Prensa Latina para planas de espectáculos" [Special Service for flat Prensa Latina shows] (in Spanish). Prensa Latina. March 27, 2013. Archived from the original on April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013. </ref></ref> Rabat Morocco OLM Souissi N/A N/A N/A
Europe<ref name="Europe">Sources for Europe:
May 26, 2013 Bilbao Spain Bizkaia Arena GTA 13,770 / 13,770 $995,676
May 28, 2013 Lisbon Portugal MEO Arena 18,006 / 18,006 $1,151,120
May 30, 2013 Istanbul Turkey İnönü Stadium 33,483 / 33,483 $3,547,707
June 1, 2013 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi 17,761 / 17,761 $1,339,319
June 2, 2013 Montpellier France Park&Suites Arena 12,627 / 12,627 $915,172
June 3, 2013 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier GTA
15,339 / 15,339 $994,578
June 5, 2013 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 39,436 / 39,436 $2,881,499
June 6, 2013
June 8, 2013 Paris France Stade de France David Guetta
75,841 / 75,841 $6,488,029
June 10, 2013 Cardiff Wales Millennium Stadium 60,307 / 60,307 $4,647,267
June 12, 2013 Manchester England Manchester Arena GTA 55,687 / 55,687 $4,677,878
June 13, 2013
June 15, 2013 London Twickenham Stadium David Guetta
95,971 / 95,971 $8,656,858
June 16, 2013
June 17, 2013 Birmingham LG Arena GTA 28,160 / 28,160 $2,446,331
June 20, 2013 Sunderland Stadium of Light David Guetta
54,259 / 54,259 $4,413,716
June 21, 2013 Dublin Ireland Aviva Stadium GTA 48,482 / 48,482 $4,956,284
June 23, 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome 33,369 / 33,369 $2,354,542
June 24, 2013
June 26, 2013 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena 31,507 / 31,507 $2,560,136
June 27, 2013
June 29, 2013 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 27,122 / 27,122 $2,380,749
June 30, 2013
July 2, 2013 Berlin Germany O2 World 13,649 / 13,649 $1,079,422
July 3, 2013 Hanover TUI Arena 10,888 / 10,888 $917,312
July 5, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The July 5, 2013 concert in Roskilde, Denmark is a part of the Roskilde Festival.<ref>"Roskilde Festival: Band: RIHANNA - 2013". Retrieved June 15, 2013. </ref></ref> Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival N/A N/A N/A
July 7, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The July 7, 2013 concert in Gdynia, Poland is a part of the Heineken Open'er Festival. The concert is a "bonus gig".</ref> Gdynia Poland Babie Doły Airport Dizzee Rascal N/A N/A
July 9, 2013 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle GTA
15,990 / 15,990 $1,306,615
July 10, 2013<ref name="Monte Carlo" group="lower-alpha">The July 10, and July 11, 2013 concerts in Monte Carlo, Monaco are part of the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival.<ref>"Concert : Rihanna au Sporting de Monaco" [Concert: Rihanna Sporting Monaco]. France 3 (in French). France Télévisions. March 22, 2013. Archived from the original on April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013. </ref></ref> Monte Carlo Monaco Salle des Étoiles N/A N/A N/A
July 11, 2013<ref name="Monte Carlo" group="lower-alpha"></ref>
July 13, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The July 13, 2013 concert in Perth and Kinross, Scotland is a part of the T in the Park Festival.</ref> Perth and Kinross Scotland Balado
July 15, 2013 Manchester England Manchester Arena GTA <ref name="Manchester Arena" group="lower-alpha">The score data is combined from the four shows held at the Manchester Arena on June 12 and 13 and July 15 and 16.</ref> <ref name="Manchester Arena" group="lower-alpha"></ref>
July 16, 2013
July 18, 2013 Birmingham LG Arena <ref name="Birmingham" group="lower-alpha">The score data is combined from the two shows held at the LG Arena on June 17 and July 18</ref> <ref name="Birmingham" group="lower-alpha"></ref>
July 20, 2013 Villeneuve d'Ascq France Stade Pierre-Mauroy N/A 27,294 / 27,294 $2,188,620
July 22, 2013 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe GTA 13,929 / 13,929 $1,226,039
July 25, 2013 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena 17,832 / 17,832 $2,250,403
July 26, 2013 Bergen Koengen 20,125 / 20,125 $2,516,799
July 28, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The July 28, 2013 concert at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland was originally scheduled to take place on July 20.<ref>Ahonen, Marika (December 12, 2012). "Rihannan Helsingin konsertti siirtyy" [Rihanna's Helsinki show rescheduled]. Yleisradio (in Finnish). Archived from the original on April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013. </ref></ref> Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena 12,111 / 12,111 $1,198,861
Asia<ref name="Asia">Sources for Asia:
September 13, 2013 Cotai Macau Cotai Arena GTA 24,872 / 24,872 $2,909,479
September 14, 2013
September 19, 2013 Manila Philippines Mall of Asia Arena 8,118 / 9,743 $810,543
September 22, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The September 22, 2013 concert at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore is part of the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix.<ref>"OFF TRACK ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS". Singapore F1. May 30, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013. </ref></ref> Singapore Singapore Padang, Singapore N/A N/A
Oceania<ref name="boxscore2"/>
September 24, 2013 Perth Australia Perth Arena GTA 13,222 / 13,222 $1,535,953
September 26, 2013 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 9,281 / 9,281 $1,037,041
September 28, 2013 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 12,116 / 12,116 $1,341,098
September 30, 2013 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 24,017 / 24,017 $2,749,982
October 1, 2013
October 3, 2013 Sydney Allphones Arena 30,361 / 30,361 $3,449,021
October 4, 2013
October 6, 2013 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena 33,565 / 33,565 $3,377,624
October 7, 2013
October 8, 2013
Africa<ref name="boxscore2"/>
October 13, 2013 Johannesburg South Africa FNB Stadium GTA 67,291 / 67,291 $3,732,307
October 16, 2013 Cape Town Cape Town Stadium 39,616 / 39,616 $1,872,570
Asia<ref name="boxscore2"/>
October 19, 2013 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates du Arena GTA 23,757 / 24,470 $3,717, 513
October 22, 2013 Tel Aviv Israel Yarkon Park 50,554 / 50,554 $6,121,631
North America<ref name="boxscore2"/><ref>"Current Boxscore". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013. </ref>
October 26, 2013 Punta Cana Dominican Republic Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ASAP Rocky 13,974 / 17,326 $1,695,810
October 29, 2013 San Juan Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium 16,074 / 16,074 $1,569,910
November 9, 2013 Denver United States Pepsi Center 2 Chainz 10,180 / 10,180 $710,749
November 11, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The November 11, 2013 concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas was originally scheduled to take place on April 16, but was postponed due to sickness.<ref>Chininis, Jennifer. "Rihanna cancels Dallas concert at American Airlines Center – CultureMap Dallas". Retrieved April 30, 2013. </ref></ref> Dallas American Airlines Center 11,182 / 11,182 $765,281
November 12, 2013 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena 6,556 / 6,556 $501,475
November 14, 2013<ref group="lower-alpha">The November 14, 2013 concert at the Toyota Center in Houston was originally scheduled to take place on April 15, but was postponed due to sickness.<ref>"Rihanna cancels another show due to illness | The Asbury Park Press NJ". April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013. </ref></ref> Houston Toyota Center ASAP Rocky 12,610 / 12,610 $1,013,001
November 15, 2013 New Orleans New Orleans Arena 10,974 / 10,974 $865,010
Total 1,627,935 / 1,633,625 (99.7%) $140,118,252

Cancelled shows

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
November 1, 2013 Bridgetown Barbados Kensington Oval Technical problems


Credits and personnel adapted from official tour book.


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