USA TODAY‘s music writers suggest five tours you shouldn’t miss:
No 1. Rihanna
Rude Boy is the Barbados native’s 14th hit to go top 10, tying her with Beyoncé for most by a female artist since 2000.
Setting the stage: Rihanna’s 25-date Last Girl on Earth tour of arenas and amphitheaters starts July 2 in Auburn, Wash., and wraps up Aug. 28 in Syracuse, N.Y. She’ll also appear July 12 at Lilith Fair in Salt Lake City.
Why it’s a tour de force: Rihanna’s North American jaunt will come hot on the heels of two months of sold-out shows in Europe, which wrap up June 5 at the Rock in Rio festival in Madrid. The sultry star’s show includes elaborate sets, special effects, sexy choreography and a plethora of eye-popping, skin-baring get-ups. Ke$ha — herself a chart-topping hitmaker — is the opening act.
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