Rihanna’s Tour Faces Low Ticket Sales

March 22nd, 2011 // 1 Comment

Is Rihanna really the last girl on Earth people want to see in concert? Apparently, yes. According to the NY Post, the pop star is having trouble selling tickets for “Loud,” her new tour that kicks off in Baltimore on June 4.

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Last year, Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” tour also faced problems when shows in cities including Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver and Indianapolis were cancelled because of low ticket sales. Pre-sales for “Loud” have been poor, so Rihanna was advised by her new manager Jay Brown to cancel several dates.
“It has been a big disappointment,” said a source to the Post. “The ticket sales in big US cities like Boston are so bad, they will barely cover basics like the lighting and other arena costs. Tour managers are begging local radio stations to do giveaways.”

Rihanna, seen here leaving the Giorgio Baldi restaurant after dinner in Santa Monica, is scheduled to perform in Boston in July with Cee Lo Green. But with less than 4,000 tickets sold and 15,000 needed to break even, things aren’t looking good. Tour operators are expecting to lose more than half a million dollars there alone.

But low ticket sales haven’t stopped Rihanna from going all out. “It’s the normal diva requests,” the source said, “which is tolerated, when you make money.

By Alexandra Finkel
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  1. matreiya

    I wish one of her “diva requests” were vocal lessons and a choreographer. Maybe even some books, she is seriously stupid.

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