Rihanna kicks off ANTI World Tour

Rihanna’s ANTI World Tour kicked off in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday (March 12).

“It’s been a while since we’ve been on tour,” Rihanna declared to a packed Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. “And now here we are in … Jacksonville?”

Taking the stage around 9:20 p.m., Rihanna gave back-of-the-house ticket holders the first close-up view of the evening. Wearing what appeared to be a loose-fitting straight jacket crossed with a boxer’s robe for a look that said, “Sexy Jawa” (only her eyes were visible — barely), she performed her smash “Stay” from 2012’s Unapologetic. It was a true-to-the-studio rendition that had fans joining in.

SETLIST (click to watch short videos — more to come):

  1. Stay
  2. Love The Way You Lie
  3. Woo
  4. Sex With Me
  5. Birthday Cake
  6. Pour It Up
  7. Numb
  8. Bitch Better Have My Money
  9. Pose
  10. Consideration
  11. Live Your Life/Run This Town/All Of The Lights
  12. Umbrella
  13. Desperado
  14. Man Down
  15. Rude Boy
  16. Work
  17. Take Care
  18. We Found Love
  19. Where Have You Been
  20. Needed Me
  21. Same Ol’Mistakes
  22. Diamonds
  23. FourFiveSeconds
  24. Love On The Brain
  25. Kiss It Better

“Thank you guys so much for your support,” she told the roaring crowd. “I can not thank you enough. It feels good. ‘Cause y’all spending money. So y’all ain’t doing that shit unnecessarily, y’all really have to love some shit. So thank you, I appreciate that, it means a lot.”

Almost 50 profissional photos from the concert and backstage have been added to Facebook.com/Rihanna.

Check facebook.com/rihanna for HQ photos from last night's show in Jacksonville, FL. #ANTIWorldTour

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Tickets can still be found here.

Review by Jacksonville.com:

Rihanna’s show is slick and heavily produced and choreographed down to the last move. It’s also entertaining as all get-out. Make no mistake, Rihanna’s definitely the star of the show and doesn’t let the production come anywhere close to upstaging her. She ran through half a dozen or so costumes, ranging from hooded robes to thigh-high boots to an oversized suit and kept pace with her dancers for much of the show, all the time singing with a voice more powerful than you might expect if you’ve listened to her records. (Read it all here.)

 Fun facts via Cosmopolitan:

  1. A giant shower curtain dripping 10-foot chunks of foam behind the stage.
  2. A flying bridge that carried the singer from one end of Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena to the other (check out the last video to see this amazingness happen).
  3. Straight up acrobatics from her dancers.
  4. Credits that rolled over the giant screens at the end of the show to thank everyone.

Rihanna wore Manolo Blahnik, Jacquie Aiche, Armani Privé, Adam Selman, Giuseppe Zanotti, Craig Green and more. If you wish to get more details, visit Haus Of Rihanna.

Ri took some time to pose for photos with these lucky ladies:

Cute! #lastnight #ANTIWorldTour

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Rihanna’s tour merchandise is now on pre-sale on RihannaNow.com/Shop and you just can’t miss it! Visit the page now and click “all products” to make sure you see them all.

More to come…

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5 Responses

  1. Autodidact2 says:

    Get on down. 🎈


  2. bernard walker says:

    Two angles for concert . You tube has the shorty and full event .Travis emerging from the crowd was tight tight . Rihanna’s stupid niice effect of having the stage pancake and still being lit . 100 🔄 100 . Costumes were off the hook . Bringing the fans closer to her . Small stage set ☝. Under 20 K and out doors didn’t stop the 🎶 from becoming physical . Binaural effect was at indoor levels . No valet issues here : Un hunh Rihanna still has suga left : 🍦() 🍦


  3. bernard walker says:

    Ready 4 encore 🎁🎁🎁


  4. rosy says:

    Proud of you rih ignore the haters especially that peasant banks she mad she have no career and she trying to provoke you into having twitter fights so the media give her shine ignore these peasants no free press


  5. rosy says:

    Ignore the haters baby girl no free press she will fade don’t engage the haters like tamar and all that monkey azalea bitter bipolar ass who will never have a career like yours so they hate on you a little girl from the island peasants your navy got this sit back do your thing we got this cover we will drag her monkey ass back to the zoo where she belongs