|Posted by K.D Lean Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 11:55 PM|
Following her Grammy performance cancellation from a bout with bronchitis, several dates of Rihanna's Anti tour, initially scheduled to begin at the end of February, have been postponed.
Eight dates have been rescheduled on Rihanna's tour, including stops in San Diego, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, New Orleans and Oakland and San Jose, Calif. A source in San Jose tells Billboard that the second show on the tour -- set for Feb. 28 at the SAP Center and moved to May 8 -- was having production problems and the show wouldn't be ready in time, which has been known for a couple of weeks. The show was headed for a sellout.
Rihanna's rep confirmed to Billboard that "production delays" were behind the postponement.
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The tour will now begin on March 12 in Jacksonville, Fla.; see the full list of rescheduled dates below, with the new dates bolded.
The singer will head out on her global trek in support of her eighth studio effort Anti. Rapper Travis Scott will be her plus-one for the North American leg while Big Sean and The Weeknd will join her for the European stint.
Billboard has reached out to reps for Rihanna for comment.
March 12 - Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Arena
March 13 - Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
March 15 - Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
March 18 - Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
March 19 - Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena
March 20 - Charlotte, NC, The Time Warner Cable Arena
March 22 - Washington, DC, Verizon Center
March 23 - Buffalo, NY, First Niagara Center
March 24 - Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
March 26 - Hartford, CT, XL Center
March 27 - Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
March 30 - Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
April 2 - Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
April 3 - Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo
April 5 - Quebec City, QC, Centre Videotron
April 6 - Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
April 7 - Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
April 9 - Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
April 10 - Boston, MA, TD Garden
April 13 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
April 14 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
April 15 - Chicago, IL, United Center
April 18 - Winnipeg, MS, MTS Centre
April 20 - Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
April 21 - Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
April 23 - Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
April 24 - Seattle, WA, KeyArena
April 27 - Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 29 - Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay
April 30 - Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay
May 1* - Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA, Forum
May 4 - Los Angeles, CA, Forum
May 6* - San Jose, CA, SAP Center
May 7* - Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
May 9* - San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
May 13* - Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
May 14* - Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
May 15* - Houston, TX, Toyota Center
May 17* - New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
May 18* - Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena