It looks like Rihanna is heading out on tour very soon...
It looks like Rihanna may soon be heading out on tour as several live dates appear to have leaked online.
On Wednesday (February 20), the ‘Umbrella’ stars 31st birthday, fans spotted the dates appearing in Google searches, with some US dates being as early as April in Portland and Cleveland in June.
While yet to be confirmed, other dates appear later in the year for September and October and include shows in New York, Atlanta, Cleveland and Washington. You can see some screen shots of the dates here:
Although the singer is yet to comment on the apparent leak, they seemingly suggest that Rihanna will release new music, the follow up to 2016’s ‘Anti’, near to her first April tour date.
Back in January, leading producer The-Dream confirmed that Rihanna has almost finished on her latest effort. “She’s cooking, she’s about done. She’s about done. Super close,” he told HOT 97’s Ebro Darden.
The latest update comes after the singer practically confirmed that a new record will arrive at some point this year.
“When is the album dropping Robyn? Can we have a release date for that?,” wrote one fan on Instagram. “2019,” Rihanna curtly responded.
Producer Kurk Harrell, who worked with Rihanna on ‘Anti’, has also given some updates on what fans can expect, describing Rihanna’s next album as “incredible.”
The producer responded to one fan on Instagram : “R9 is great. R9 is amazing. It’s incredible, And that’s all I’m going to say.”
Recently, Jay-Z and Rihanna sparked rumours they could be collaborating together once more, after the pair met for lunch in Los Angeles. The legendary rapper and pop giant were spotted at Hotel Bel Air’s Wolfgang Puck in Los Angeles on Wednesday, as reported by The New York Post’s Page Six.
According to the publication, the friends enjoyed a “business lunch” where they discussed “music and what they can do together.”
If true, it would mark the first collaboration between the pair since Rihanna featured on Jay-Z’s ‘Run This Town’. It came after Jay previously appeared on Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Talk That Talk’.
NME has contacted Rihanna’s representatives for comment.