You bitches better have your money! Singer/songwriter/shade-thrower Rihanna is heading to Vancouver on Saturday with her highly anticipated ANTI World Tour and tickets are selling like tortuga rum cakes (those tasty treats hail from Barbados just like the singer does).
So what’s all the fuss about? Well for starters, her latest album ANTI is a smash and generated the hit single “Work”, which is still the number one song on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart as we speak.
The NSFWWWWW (Not Safe For Work Work Work Work Work) video features a cameo from rapper Drake, who joined Rihanna onstage at her Toronto concert two weeks ago. The pair performed “Work” and Drake called her “the greatest woman I’ve ever known in my entire life”.
We had a peek at Rihanna’s setlist and are stoked to report that her Vancouver show will feature an equal mix of new stuff and classic tracks. Her EDM stomper “We Found Love” made the cut, and the diva made headlines when she joined Calvin Harris on stage at Coachella last weekend to perform the song live with him.
Harris likely won’t return the favour on Saturday night, but it’s possible that rapper Travi$ Scott might join Rihanna for an impromptu duet. Scott is serving as Rihanna’s opening act and co-wrote “Woo” for the singer, who he called his “muse” in an interview with Complex magazine.
The Barbadian beauty is also expected to perform “FourFiveSeconds”, her epic 2015 collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Vancouver fans with front row tickets should be aware that Rihanna might offer her mic to you during the song so don’t forget the lyrics.
And strangely enough, McCartney performed his own version of “FourFiveSeconds” at Rogers Arena earlier this week during his One on One Tour. We’ll compare the two performances in our review of Rihanna’s show on Sunday.
A few tickets are still available for Rihanna’s Vancouver concert here.