Los Angeles, CA —
Live entertainer and pop music superstar Rihanna confirms critically acclaimed lyricist J. Cole will join her and Grammy Award winner Cee Lo Green on the "Loud" North American tour. The tour begins on June 4th in Baltimore with 28 dates around the United States confirmed to date.
"I'm excited to be heading out with Rihanna on the North American leg of her LOUD Tour. I have a high respect for both RiRi and Cee Lo, and I appreciate the opportunity to perform in front of an audience as large and diverse as theirs." said J. Cole.
Following the North American leg, Rihanna will take her show internationally for 56 shows, beginning September 29th in Europe, with sell outs in nearly every market.
With over 760,000 tickets purchased around the globe, ticket sales for the 2011 "Loud" tour have already surpassed total ticket sales for Rihanna's 2010 global tour, "Last Girl on Earth", which drew nearly 500,000 fans.
Since her debut in 2005, Rihanna has sold a collective 26 million albums and 46 million digital singles.
Rihanna's current smash single, "S&M" has sold more than 1.2 million digital copies from her hit album LOUD which has given fans a string of #1 hit songs including, "Only Girl" and "What's My Name."
Cole released his first mixtape in 2007 which led to his signing with Roc Nation. Since then, Cole has had a successful tour with Drake, an appearance on JAY-Z's "A Star Is Born" (Blueprint 3), as well as, the covers of the Source, XXL and inclusion in BET's "Rising Icons" series. Cole's highly anticipated studio album is scheduled to be released later this year.
Cee Lo Green is enjoying phenomenal success from his current smash single "Forget You" from his acclaimed third solo release, "Cee Lo Green The Lady Killer". The song became a viral video phenomenon prior to winning a Grammy for "Best Urban/Alternative Performance," at this year's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Green began his career as part of the Atlanta hip hop group Goodie Mob prior to breaking out on his own.
Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour are available at Ticketmaster.com and Live Nation.com
North American Tour dates:
June 4, Baltimore, MD, 1st Mariner Arena
June 6, Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre*
June 7, Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
June 8, Ottawa, ON, Scotiabank Place *
June 10, Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
June 11, Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
June 14, Detroit, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills*
June 15, Chicago, IL, United Center
June 16, Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
June 18, Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre
June 19, Saskatoon, SK, Credit Union Centre
June 21, Calgary, AB,Scotiabank Saddeldome
June 22, Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
June 24, Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
June 25, Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena*
June 28, Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
June 29, Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
June 30, Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
July 4, Albuquerque, NM, Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
July 8, Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
July 9, Houston, TX,Toyota Center
July 12, Atlanta, GA,Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 14, Fort Lauderdale, FL, BankAtlantic Center
July 16, Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
July 19, Uniondale, NJ, Nassau Coliseum
July 21, East Rutherford, NJ, Izod Center
July 23, Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
July 24, Boston, MA, TD Garden
*Cee Lo Green will not appear on June 6, 8, 14, 15 or 25. J. Cole will not appear on June 8.
Complete ticket and tour information is available at RihannaNow.com, CeeLoGreen.com and LiveNation.com.
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