South American date is the first of seven gigs in seven days in seven different countries

Rihanna last night (November 14) started her ambitious tour of seven countries in seven days in Mexico City.

The star, who releases her seventh album ‘Unapologetic’ on November 19, performed tracks including ‘S&M’, recent Number 1 single ‘Diamonds’ and another new song from ‘Unapologetic’, ‘Fresh Off The Runway’. “I just want everyone to jam,” she said of the new track. The night ended with a greatest hits run of ‘Where Have You Been’ and ‘What’s My Name?’, ‘Run This Town’, ‘Umbrella’ and ‘We Found Love’.

“Its been such a long time I’ve been waiting to come here,” she said to the crowd. “I love you guys.” She also apologised for the show’s late start after the stage equipment and bags were delayed.

Rihanna is travelling between shows on a private Boeing 777 plane, which is also transporting members of her fanclub and 150 journalists. Earlier in the day, Rihanna had told the fans on board to “buckle up and let’s get drunk”. Later, she took time to serve champagne and made a visit to the aircraft’s cockpit.

Rihanna plays Toronto today (November 15) before heading to Stockholm, Paris, Berlin and London. The tour concludes in New York on November 20. NME will be reporting from the tour daily.

Rihanna played:

‘Cockiness (I Love It)’
‘Birthday Sex’
‘Talk That Talk’
‘Wait Your Turn’
‘Man Down’
‘Only Girl (In The World)’
‘Disturbia’ (with added dubstep breakdown)
‘S&M’
‘Fresh Off The Runway’
‘Unfaithful’
‘Take A Bow’
‘Hate That I Love You’
‘Where Have You Been’
‘What’s My Name’
‘Run This Town’
‘All Of The Lights’
‘Diamonds’
‘Umbrella’
‘We Found Love’