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Rihanna postpones ‘ANTI’ world tour

Representatives cited “production delays” as the cause.

Rihanna has postponed her ‘ANTI’ world tour. Originally slated to begin later this month, the dates will now begin in March. Her representatives have blamed “production delays” as being the cause. Eight North American dates have been affected by the reshuffle, including shows in San Diego, Houston, and New Orleans. A source in San Jose told Billboard that the second show on the ‘ANTI’ world tour - due to take place at the city’s SAP Center - was experiencing production issues, and wouldn’t have been ready in time. That date has now been scheduled for May. The tour push-back comes after Rihanna cancelled her appearance at The Grammys, where she was due to perform ‘Kiss It Better’. She has rehearsed her ‘ANTI’ cut ‘twice earlier on in the day, before an on-site doctor pulled the plug on the performance. She had been taking antibiotics prior to the awards show in an attempt to soldier on despite having bronchitis. Rihanna recently released her long awaited eighth album ‘ANTI’ after a record three and a half year gap between albums. She gave the album away for free to fans via music streaming service TIDAL. Rihanna will now play the following dates. MAR 12 Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Arena * 13 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena * 15 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena* 18 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena * 19 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena * 20 Charlotte, NC - The Time Warner Cable Arena * 22 Washington, DC - Verizon Center * 23 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center * 24 Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills * 26 Hartford, CT - XL Center * 27 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center * APR 02 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center * 03 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo * 05 Quebec City, Quebec - Centre Videotron * 06 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre * 09 Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena * 10 Boston, MA - TD Garden * 13 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Center * 14 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Center * 15 Chicago, IL - United Center * 18 Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre * 20 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place * 21 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome * 23 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena * 24 Seattle, WA - KeyArena * 27 Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena * 29 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay * MAY 01 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena * 03 Los Angeles, CA - Forum * 04 Los Angeles, CA - Forum * 05-06 San Jose, CA - SAP Center * 07 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena * 09 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena * 13 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center * 14 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center * 15 Houston, TX - Toyota Center * 17 New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center * 18 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena * JUN 11 Amsterdam, Holland- Amsterdam Arena &$ 14 Coventry, England- Ricoh Arena &$ 16 Cardiff, Wales - Cardiff Stadium &$ 18 Sunderland, England - Stadium of Light &$ 21 Dublin, Ireland - Aviva Stadium &$ 24 London, England - Wembley Stadium &$ 27 Glasgow, Scotland - Hampden Park &$ 29 Manchester, England - Emirates Old Park &$ JUL 04 Stockholm, Sweden - Tele2 Arena &$ 07 Copenhagen, Denmark - Refshale Island &$ 09 Hamburg, Germany - Volkspark Stadion &$ 13 Milan, Italy - San Siro &$ 15 Nice, France - Allianz Stadium &$ 17 Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzbank Arena &$ 07-19 Lyon, France - Grande Stade &$ 23 Lille, France - Stade Lille &$ 26 Prague, Czech Republic - Synotip Arena &$ 28 Cologne, Germany - Rhein Energie Stadion &$ 30 Paris, France - Stade de France &$ AUG 02 Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion &$ 05 Warsaw, Poland - PGE Narodowy &$ 07 Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion &$ 10 Vienna, Austria - Ernst Happel Stadium &$ 12 Zurich, Switzerland - Letzigrund Stadion &$ * with Travis Scott & with The Weeknd $ with Big Sean

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