Rihanna to make tour announcement following Super Bowl performance?
Fans are hopeful for a “Rihturn” following the star’s Super Bowl performance
Rihanna’s fans are speculating that the star will soon be making a comeback following her Super Bowl performance on Sunday, February 12. While there hasn’t been any official confirmation from sources close to Rihanna, the string of comebacks from other big artists such as Beyoncé and Madonna is making fans confident for a “Rihturn.”
Possible 2023 American and 2024 European Tour
Two unidentified sources reportedly shared with the British newspaper Page Six that the artist is “gearing up to announce a tour,” and that “she has her North American dates ready to announce for 2023 after the Super Bowl, and it will be a matter of time before European dates are announced for 2024.”
The ‘Rihturn’ is a long time coming
Rihanna, who hasn’t toured since her 2016 ‘ANTI World Tour,’ has instead been focusing on building her Fenty Beauty and fashion brand and on raising her nine-month-old son with rapper A$AP Rocky. Her last performance on stage was during the 2018 Grammy Award Show held at New York’s Madison Square Garden alongside DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller.
While fans wait for an official confirmation of a new Rihanna tour, they can tune into Rihanna’s performance during Super Bowl LVII during the halftime show announced back in September.
Her decision to perform at the Super Bowl
Fans might have been surprised to hear Rihanna would be performing at the sports event when she turned down the NFL’s request to perform in 2019.
In an interview with Vogue regarding the situation, she explained her reasoning.
“I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people,” she said. “I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
She also cited NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as influencing her decision to disassociate from the NFL’s Super Bowl show at the time.
Despite her earlier feelings on performing at the Super Bowl, the Barbadian artist seems to have changed her tune.
“I can’t believe I even said yes. It was one of those things that even when I announced it, I was like, ‘OK, I can’t take it back. Now it’s like, final,’” she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for something special.” She also told the Associated Press.
Whatever her reasoning, fans will be in for a treat when they tune in on Sunday.
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