As Billboard reports, eight dates from the North American leg of the tour have been moved. The tour date tweaks affect San Diego, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Oakland. An additional date in San Jose was already scheduled to be pushed back. The San Jose show date change is due to "production delays," a rep for Rihanna told Billboard.
The tour was originally scheduled to begin on February 26th in San Diego, but it will now kick off on March 12th in Jacksonville, FL, and the rescheduled dates will take place in May. Rihanna is scheduled to embark on the European leg of her tour on June 11th.
Rihanna will be touring in support of her eighth studio album, Anti, which she debuted as a stream and download via Tidal last month. Travis Scott will serve as opener for the North American leg of the tour.
Rihanna 'Anti' Tour Rescheduled Dates
May 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 6 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
May 7 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
May 9 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
May 13 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
May 14 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
May 15 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
May 17 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
May 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena