World tour by Rihanna
|Associated album||Good Girl Gone Bad|
|Start date||September 15, 2007|
|End date||January 24, 2009|
|Shows||22 in North America|
1 in Africa
42 in Europe
3 in Asia
12 in Oceania
|Rihanna tour chronology|
The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour was the first world tour,and the second concert tour overall by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, in support of her third album Good Girl Gone Bad.
The tour, directed and choreographed by Tina Landon, was the first tour headlined by Rihanna. It presented a whole new image as she wore very provocative and revealing leather costumes during each show. The stage was elaborate, consisting of a large set of stairs; two large LCD screens which showed images of Rihanna and special-made clips during the concert; and six slim LCD screens which were evenly spaced out, with three on the left and three on the right. The stage also consisted of thousands of lights which flashed in different colors, there was also a huge LCD screen in the middle of the stage which was mainly focused on Rihanna performing. The stage was packed with pyrotechnics and different on-stage props which Rihanna and the dancers used during their performances. Her back-up singers and band were on either side on the stage. During the Australia leg of the tour the stage also featured a small rising platform at the front center of the stage. For "Disturbia" she started high in the air on the platform, and rose on it again during "Unfaithful".
Akon was selected as the opening act for the tour in Canada during North America leg. The rest of the shows during the North American leg didn't have a supporting act. Ciara opened shows for Rihanna on all UK dates in December and David Jordan opened for her on all March UK dates. Adam Tensta joined Rihanna on her March 2008 European dates. Chris Brown joined Rihanna and performed a full set list at the Australia, New Zealand and Phillipines leg of the tour. In Mexico City Mexican pop star Maria Jose opened the show with a four-song set: her first three singles and her then brand-new single, "No Soy Una Señora". In December 2007, Rihanna cancelled the Good Girl Gone Bad concert in Nottingham, Birmingham and Bournemouth at very short notice under doctors orders. The Birmingham and Nottingham concerts were eventually rescheduled. During the Sydney, Australia concert on November 7, 2008, Rihanna ran off stage while performing "Umbrella" along with tourmate Chris Brown. TMZ reported that Rihanna may have felt ill due to air conditioning problem in the arena. The shows for February 12 and 13 in Asia were cancelled following Brown's assault on Rihanna.
Mike Usinger of The Georgia Straight gave a mixed review of the concert in Vancouver at the GM Place saying, "the Barbados-born knockout has plenty to learn about keeping an audience engaged." However, Usinger commented that the "kindest thing you can say about Rihanna is that she's shown some improvement since her last visit. For a start, she no longer seems tone-deaf." Jason Macneil of Canadian Online Explorer gave a positive review of the concert during the show at Molson Amphitheatre saying "the singer made a rather eye-popping impression, opening with Pon de Replay and clad in a sexy, dominatrix-like studded black leather ensemble." During a show planned for February 13 in Malaysia, Malaysia's conservative Islamic party recommended that Rihanna's concert tour should be banned from performing due to her skimpy outfits. The tour also received positive reviews for the live performance of Rihanna and the whole concept and outfits. Cheryl Leong of MTV Southeast Asia commented on the concert saying, "I did enjoy myself a whole lot at the concert. It just wasn't the most mindblowing. Nevertheless, she did what she does best, which is to bring out an entire collection of #1 singles 'live'."
Broadcasts and recordingsEdit
On September 24, 2007, the show from Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada was recorded and made available for online broadcast on MSN Music. It quickly became popular and broke records, as it was viewed over one million times online in the first week only. Rihanna's concert was the most-streamed show by a single artist on MSN Music in 2007. Rihanna's concert in Ischgl, Austria, On December 1, 2007, was taped and aired on Austrian national television. The concert was free. The show from Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on December 6, 2007, was recorded and later released on June 17, 2008, as a live DVD titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live. The DVD also included the documentary of Rihanna and her band's journey and life on tour. The tour was also due to air on Channel 4 Christmas Day 2008[?]. On November 16, 2008, the concert held in Fort Bonifacio in Manila, Phillipines reached an audience of more than 70,000. The concert was sponsored by MTV Phillipines and Globe Telecom.
- "Pon de Replay"
- "Break It Off"
- "Let Me"
- "Breakin' Dishes"
- "Is This Love" (Bob Marley cover)
- "Kisses Don't Lie"
- "Good Girl Gone Bad"
- "Hate That I Love You"
- "Sell Me Candy"
- "Don't Stop the Music"
- "Shut Up and Drive"
- This setlist is representative of the show in Vancouver.
|September 15, 2007||Vancouver||Canada||Rogers Arena|
|September 17, 2007||Grande Prairie||Canada Games Arena|
|September 18, 2007||Calgary||Stampede Corral|
|September 19, 2007||Saskatoon||Credit Union Centre|
|September 22, 2007||Toronto||Molson Amphitheatre|
|September 23, 2007||London||John Labatt Centre|
|September 24, 2007||Montreal||Bell Centre|
|September 25, 2007||Quebec City||Pavillon de la Jeunesse|
|September 27, 2007||Moncton||Moncton Coliseum|
|September 28, 2007||Saint John||Harbour Station|
|September 30, 2007||Halifax||Halifax Metro Centre|
|October 2, 2007||Arlington||United States||Texas Hall|
|October 5, 2007||Rochester||RIT Gordon Field House|
|October 11, 2007||New York City||Nokia Theatre|
|October 13, 2007||Lincroft||Robert J. Collins Arena|
|October 18, 2007||State College||Bryce Jordan Center|
|October 19, 2007||Philadelphia||Wachovia Center|
|October 20, 2007||Phoenix||Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|October 23, 2007||Los Angeles||House of Blues|
|November 11, 2007||Paris||France||Le Zénith|
|November 13, 2007||Munich||Germany||Zenith|
|November 14, 2007||Basel||Switzerland||St. Jakobshalle|
|November 20, 2007||Cologne||Germany||Palladium|
|November 21, 2007||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Heineken Music Hall|
|November 22, 2007||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National|
|November 23, 2007||Frankfurt||Germany||Jahrhunderthalle|
|November 24, 2007||Belgrade||Serbia||Belgrade Arena|
|November 26, 2007||Berlin||Germany||Columbiahalle|
|November 27, 2007||Bratislava||Slovakia||Sibamac Arena|
|November 30, 2007||Sofia||Bulgaria||Prince Alexander of Battenberg Square|
|December 1, 2007||Ischgl||Austria||Top of the Mountain Concert|
|December 2, 2007||Dublin||Ireland||RDS Simmonscourt|
|December 3, 2007||Belfast||United Kingdom||Odyssey Arena|
|December 6, 2007||Manchester||Manchester Arena|
|December 7, 2007||Sheffield||Sheffield Arena|
|December 13, 2007||Newcastle||Metro Radio Arena|
|December 14, 2007||Glasgow||SECC|
|December 16, 2007||London||Wembley Arena|
|December 17, 2007||Brighton||The Brighton Centre|
|December 18, 2007||Birmingham||National Exhibition Centre|
|December 19, 2007||Cardiff||Cardiff International Arena|
|December 20, 2007||Nottingham||Trent FM Arena|
|February 26, 2008||Dublin||Ireland||RDS Simmonscourt|
|February 27, 2008|
|March 2, 2008||Belfast||United Kingdom||Odyssey Arena|
|March 3, 2008||Aberdeen||Aberdeen Exhibition Centre|
|March 5, 2008||Liverpool||Echo Arena|
|March 6, 2008||Bournemouth||Bournemouth International Centre|
|March 7, 2008||London||The O2 Arena|
|March 10, 2008||Copenhagen||Denmark||Ballerup Super Arena|
|March 12, 2008||Stockholm||Sweden||Hovet|
|March 14, 2008||Helsinki||Finland||Hartwall Areena|
|March 16, 2008||Tallinn||Estonia||Saku Suurhall|
|March 17, 2008||Riga||Latvia||Arena Riga|
|March 19, 2008||Warsaw||Poland||Torwar Hall|
|March 20, 2008||Prague||Czech Republic||T-Mobile Arena|
|March 22, 2008||Düsseldorf||Germany||Mitsubishi Electric Halle|
|March 23, 2008||Moscow||Russia||Olympic Stadium|
|April 5, 2008||Chiba City||Japan||Makuhari Messe|
|July 4, 2008||New Orleans||United States||Mercedes-Benz Superdome|
|July 12, 2008||Casablanca||Morocco||Stade Mohammed V|
|July 15, 2008||Milan||Italy||Piazza Repubblica|
|October 27, 2008||Auckland||New Zealand||Vector Arena|
|October 28, 2008|
|October 29, 2008||Wellington||TSB Bank Arena|
|October 31, 2008||Brisbane||Australia||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|November 1, 2008|
|November 3, 2008||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
|November 4, 2008||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|November 5, 2008|
|November 7, 2008||Sydney||Syndey Super Dome|
|November 8, 2008|
|November 9, 2008|
|November 11, 2008||Perth||Burswood Dome|
|November 13, 2008||Singapore||Singapore||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
|November 16, 2008||Taguig||Philippines||The Fort Bonifacio Open Field|
|January 22, 2009||Monterrey||Mexico||Arena Monterrey|
|January 24, 2009||Mexico City||Palacio de los Deportes|