It has been almost three years since she hit the road last but Rihanna will be touring the world once again in 2016. The FourFiveSeconds singer will embark on the Anti world tour next summer in support of her eighth album and is set to grace the UK with her presence.
The 27-year-old, who is expected to release Anti through Tidal on 27 November, will launch the North American leg of the tour on 26 February 2016 in San Diego. The jaunt will then move over to Europe from 11 June for shows in Holland, Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland. Rihanna's Navy fanbase in the UK will be treated to six shows taking place at stadiums.
Fans in London will be able to buy tickets for the Wembley Stadium show, while other cities include Manchester, Sunderland and Coventry. US rapper Big Sean and award-winning r'n'b singer The Weeknd will be joining Rihanna for the European dates while her rumoured boyfriend, Travis Scott, will serve as the support act for the US dates.
Where can I buy tickets for Rihanna's Anti world tour?
Fans in the UK can get their hands on tickets from Thursday 3 December at 9am.
The announcement comes after reports revealed Rihanna had signed a lucrative deal with Samsung to sponsor the tour for $25m (£16.4m). According to the New York Post, it is the biggest touring contract drawn up in recent years.
Rihanna last toured the UK in 2013 when she performed on her Diamonds world tour in support of her seventh studio album, Unapologetic, which spawned the hit singles Diamonds, Stay, Right Now and Pour It Up. The 96-date trek, which included 39 shows in Europe, is said to have grossed more than $140m in ticket sales.
It is believed that the Bitch Better Have My Money hitmaker will stream Anti for a week exclusively for Tidal customers before the LP receives a wide release on 4 December 2015. Rapper Kanye West has executive produced the album, while Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, DJ Mustard, Sia and David Guetta are among the songwriters and producers said to have contributed.
Full list of European Anti tour dates
June 11 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Amsterdam Arena
June 14 – Coventry, United Kingdom – Ricoh Arena
June 16 – Cardiff, United Kingdom – Cardiff Stadium
June 18 – Sunderland, United Kingdom – Stadium Of Light
June 21 – Dublin, Ireland – Aviva Stadium
June 24 – London, United Kingdom – Wembley Stadium
June 27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Hampden Park
June 29 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Emirates Old Park
July 4 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tele2 Arena
July 7 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Refshale Island
July 9 – Hamburg, Germany – Volkspark Stadion
July 13 – Milan, Italy – San Siro
July 15 – Nice, France – Allianz Stadium
July 17 – Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank Arena
July 19 – Lyon, France – Grande Stade
July 23 – Lille, France – Stade Lille
July 26 – Prague, Czech Republic – Synotip Arena
July 28 – Cologne, Germany – Rhein Energie Stadion
July 30 – Paris, France – Stade de France
August 2 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion
August 5 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy
August 7 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
August 10 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadium
August 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadion