by / February 8th, 2010 /

Rihanna – The O2, Dublin

RIHANNA ANNOUNCES A SECOND DUBLIN DATE!
26th May 2010!

Tickets on sale this FRIDAY, JANUARY 22nd AT 9 AM

Live Nation are thrilled to announce that due to phenomenal public demand, music superstar and Grammy Award winner Rihanna has just added a second date at The O2 Dublin on May 26th 2010.

Having released her fourth studio album – one of the most hotly anticipated new albums in recent history- Rated R, Rihanna will be returning to Ireland and the UK to wow fans with a full Irish and UK arena tour. The long-awaited follow-up to her 2007 smash Good Girl Gone Bad which contained the non-stop string of hit singles that began with the MTV VMA and Grammy Award-winning global #1 hit ‘Umbrella’ (featuring Jay-Z), then ‘Shut Up and Drive,’ ‘Hate That I Love You’ (featur ing Ne-Yo), and ‘Don’t Stop the Music.’ Good Girl Gone Bad went 5x Platinum in the UK and 9 x Platinum here in Ireland, earned cumulative sales of more than 36-times platinum in at least 20 territories around the world, and spun off the CD+DVD package Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (January 2009) – which continued the string of hits with the #1 ‘Take A Bow,’ and the #1 ‘Disturbia.’

Rated R’s first single pick, ‘Russian Roulette’ was launched in October ’09 worldwide on www.rihannanow.com and was a hit in the Irish charts and radio. ‘Russian Roulette’ was written and produced by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo. In addition to Ne-Yo, other producers and writers on Rihanna’s new album include the team of Chase & Status, Stargate, Justin Timberlake, Will:iam The-Dream and Tricky Stewart and more.
Her second single -Rude Boy’ is released in Ireland on February 19th. Her album Rated R has reached platinum status in Ireland.

Rihanna also teamed up with Jay-Z on the first single off his latest album -The Blue Print 3′ (released in September this year via Roc Nation) which reached number 1 in the UK and Ireland singles chart. The rapper also joined Rihanna at her Nokia album launch performance recently to perform the track to an ecstatic, packed out Brixton Academy. She has also been nominated for a Grammy alongside Jay-Z and Kanye West for Best Rap / Sung Collaboration for the song -Run This Town’

Rihanna is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing and talented artists of our time and this is guaranteed to be one of the hottest, most talked about spectacles of 2010.

MCD Presents
RIHANNA
22nd MAY THE O2, DUBLIN
26th MAY THE O2, DUBLIN
24th MAY ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST

Tickets On sale Friday 22 January from 9 am
Tickets from €43.70 including booking fee
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The Odyssey Arena, Belfast
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