Rihanna plays busiest 777 tour gig in Paris

Guests including P Diddy joined Rihanna last night (November 17) as she continued the European leg of the 777 tour

Rihanna plays busiest 777 tour gig in Paris

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Rihanna continued her ambitious transatlantic tour of seven countries in seven nights with a gig in Paris last night (November 17).

At one of the busiest gigs of the whistle-stop tour at the city's Le Trianon Theatre and Concert Hall, she played new ballad 'Stay' plus her 777 'greatest hits' setlist. The singer is travelling between shows on a private Boeing 777 plane, which is also transporting members of her fanclub and 150 journalists.

During the gig, Rihanna recognised the dedication of the 'Paris Navy', asking what super-fans were in the venue and acknowledging she'd been looking forward to visiting the French capital the most so far.

She left the venue on the shoulders of her security, shaking hands with the screaming crowd as she left. Some fans were disappointed that the set was cut shorter than previous nights, due to an early curfew. However, David, 20 from Paris said: "It's so crazy to be so close. The whole room was mad for 'We Found Love'. I want to do it all again."

Now more than half way through her tour, she also took time off to attend an after party in a local nightclub. Queues formed outside as she entered to a Kanye West remix of her Number One single, 'Diamonds'. Her friends including P Diddy, Akon, Pharrell Williams, and R&B singer Cassie all turned up.

The night before Rihanna played the Berns venue in Stockholm. The music hall, which The Supremes and Aretha Franklin played in 1968, was set up with a red carpet for the event.

"This is the second time I've played this," she said of Mikky Ekko collaboration 'Stay', reportedly one of her favourite songs on the album, before adding "I need a drink". Despite running two hours late, fans were happy with the tour's visit to their city.

Tonight (November 18) the 777 Rihanna plane stops off in Berlin for a gig.

Rihanna played:

'Cockiness'
'Birthday Cake'
'Talk That Talk'
'Man Down'
'Only Girl In The World'
'Don't Stop The Music'
'S&M'
'Stay'
'Take Care'
'Where Have You Been'
'Diamonds'
'Umbrella'
'We Found Love'


It's also been announced that Rihanna will turn on the Christmas lights at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, London, at 5pm on Monday, the day of 'Unapologetic's release. The Sun newspaper suggested that Rihanna was being paid £4 million for the honour, but her publicists say this is false.

Rihanna is also set to play five UK dates in summer 2013 as part of a world tour. The singer will kick off the stretch at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on June 10, before heading to Manchester, London, Birmingham and Sunderland.

Rihanna will play:

Cardiff Millennium Stadium (June 10)
Manchester Arena (June 12)
Twickenham Stadium (June 15)
Birmingham LG Arena (June 17)
Sunderland Stadium Of Light (June 20)


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