Reports Of A Rihanna Tour Are ‘Bogus,’ Source Says

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It looks like a Rihanna tour is not in sight despite wide reports early this week.

According to Billboard, a source close to the artist has described as ‘bogus’ reports that singer Rihanna has inked a multi-year contract with Live Nation pouring cold water on news that a live comeback for the superstar singer is imminent.

 

On Sunday, the London-based Daily Mirror reported that the singer was planning a major world tour through 2024 and 2025 as part of a 32 million pounds ($39 million) deal with Live Nation. On Monday (Oct. 23), ET also ran a report saying Rihanna was “planning a world tour for 2024/2025 after striking a deal with Live Nation.”

 

But a high-level source who would be involved in such talks said the 32 million pounds figure sounds made up and noted that “no tour has been confirmed for Rihanna.”

While promoters like Live Nation, or their competitive rival AEG, would be more than happy to book and promote a global Rihanna tour, the source says “Bitch Better Have My Money” singer hasn’t yet committed to any touring projects for 2024.

As well, Live Nation has not placed any holds on venues for a potential tour. Typically, when a promoter begins booking a tour for a major artist, they will call different venues on the tour route and ask venue bookers to reserve various dates on their calendar to accommodate different routing scenarios for an upcoming tour. If Rihanna and Live Nation were to sign a deal, it would likely take several months to hammer out a potential tour route.

The demand for a Rihanna tour, and new music, is arguably unparalleled.

 

While a new global tour would surely net hundreds of millions in ticket sales and merchandise, Rihanna doesn’t exactly need that money. A March 10 story from the Wall Street Journal estimated Rihanna’s business empire to be worth $1.4 billion, thanks to the success of her record sales and cosmetic company Savage X Fenty, which she owns in partnership with luxury brand LVMH.