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Rihanna announces huge ‘Anti’ world tour

Although Rihanna has yet to announce the details surrounding her latest album Anti, which has been rumored to drop soon, Riri announced her plans for her upcoming world tour in a release Monday.

The multiplatinum superstar is set to kick off her Anti World Tour on Feb. 26 at San Diego, Calif.’s Viejas Arena and she will spend three months stopping at venues across North America. Her North American leg will close on May 7 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. According to Rolling Stone, Travis Scott will be her opening act throughout North America.

Beginning in June, Rihanna will kick off her two-month trek through Europe. And while in Europe, she will share the stage with the Weeknd and Big Sean.

Live Nation is producing the Anti world tour, which has sponsor partnerships with Puma and Samsung, according to USA Today.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 3 with opportunities for pre-sale available for Tidal subscribers and American Express cardholders Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. through Dec. 2 at 10 p.m.

Anti has taken Riri a while to record in comparison to her other records. She released four albums in four years between 2009 and 2012 (woah). And it’s been three years since Unapologetic was released in November 2012.

Of course, she hasn’t been completely off the scene since then. She’s released three singles: FourFiveSeconds, Bitch Better Have My Money and American Oxygen. However, it is not known whether those singles will appear on the new LP, produced by Kanye West.

Rihanna told NME in an interview in September that “it’s never done until it’s done. Until the final moment.” She added that she has “so many songs I love–and they’re so different–that it’s hard to actually put them all on the same album.”

Though she’s yet to reveal which tracks will appear on Anti, she did say that she worked with Charli XCX on a few songs that could make the list.

Here is a full list of dates for the Anti World Tour courtesy of Rolling Stone:

North American Dates

February 26 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
February 28 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
March 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 4 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
March 5 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
March 6 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
March 8 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
March 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
March 12 – Jacksonville @ 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
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 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
April 10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
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
May 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
May 7 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

European 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

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Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: meredith.rodefer@youthindependent.com