We can confirm you that Rihanna is not coming out to the audience during the show. She only walks past some as she enters the venue on her way to the B-Stage, however her lane will be completely barred by barriers. After a transparent stairway carries her to the main stage, she will stay there until the end of the show. Unlike her past “Diamonds Tour” she is not coming down to walk along the front row.
However we experienced from the first two shows that Rihanna does indeed meet fans outside the venue before and even after her show. This may vary for upcoming shows though as this is no guarantee, e.g. when her tour bus parks in a private area.
As of now 73 shows were officially announced, while the tour’s very first press release indicated the tour to include “more than 70 shows”. Only North American and European dates were announced so far, thus more dates may be announced soon.
An Australian leg for her previous “Diamonds Tour” was announced only four days after its kick-off in the United States. Australian dates for her 2010 “Last Girl On Earth Tour” however were kept a secret until four months after its kick-off.
It is unlikely for Rihanna to change the current setlist at a later date. However little adaptations may occur, just like her adding “Goodnight Gotham” as an interlude at her third show or cutting “Pose” from it at a later point.
Depending on what kind of ticket you purchased you will either enter the venue at about 5:00PM (VIP/Early Entry Packages) or 6:30PM (General Tickets)*. Travi$ Scott/Big Sean start their 30-40 minute set by 8:00PM while Rihanna will follow a little after 9:00PM local time.
Rihanna’s set will then last for an hour and 28 minutes. *please note the exact time on your ticket/mail
Most likely due to Rihanna’s deal with Samsung, the battery charger’s cable given in the tour’s Gift Bag is only capable to charge Samsung smartphones. However you can bring your own cable with you and just plug in your USB into the charger. It is fully charged when given and can be used right on the spot.
Yes, Rihanna herself co-designed her “9 To 5” Thigh High Boot with Manolo Blahnik. The shoe out of the “Denim Dessert” collection went online on May 5th 2016 and retails for $3.995. You can see/purchase the shoe here.
However Rihanna wears a beige version of the shoe which is not available on sale. Furthermore, she is only wearing it during the first act of the tour. The other shoes she is wearing at the “ANTI WORLD TOUR” are not hers.
Rihanna performed “Pose” at only seven of her 41 shows within North America – the last time being at her 14th show in Philadelphia. According to fans who asked her dancers about it, she cut it because it was “heavy on her voice”.