Rihanna in Istanbul

Singer Rihanna landed at Istanbul airport today ahead of her “Last Girl on Earth” concert performance at Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena on June 3 2010.

Rihanna will stay at W Hotel Istanbul, one of Istanbul’s most luxurious hotels. The hotel is the “Official Lodging Sponsor” and will host the world’s most popular R & B and pop singer Rihanna from June 2 to 4. Rihanna will be paying 10,000 euros per night for the room and also her team has booked 24 rooms at the hotel.

Rihanna will earn $650,000 with her “Last Girl on Earth” concert performance in Istanbul.

The world-famous star backstage concert demands are quite modest, Rihanna requests honey, mint tea, lime, potato chips, popcorn and a bottle of red wine in her concert riders.

The 22-year-old Umbrella singer is currently on her Last Girl On Earth tour – which began three weeks ago in Europe. Rihanna just performed in Greece, where she sang at Karayskaki stadium leaving all of her fans breathless with her appearance.

Rihanna kicked off her “Last Girl On Earth Tour” in Europe. Rihanna’s tour getting rave reviews and showing that she is one of the greatest artists of this moment. Her concerts are spectacular and would make Madonna and Lady Gaga jealous.

During the concert Rihanna has dancers, acrobats, soldiers and terrifying monsters. The singer herself appears on stage in one after another extravagant outfit.

The thousands of Turkish fans are up for a spectacular evening.

The world-famous Barbadian R&B recording artist and model, received several accolades, including the 2007 World Music Awards for World’s Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female Entertainer of the Year, as well as the 2008 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. Rihanna’s concert in Istanbul is sponsored by Garanti Bonus Card.

Rihanna’s new album, Rated R, was released in November 2009. Its first three singles, “Russian Roulette”, “Hard” and “Rude Boy” peaked within the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. Her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, featured five top ten hits including three US number one hit singles—”Umbrella”, “Take a Bow” and “Disturbia”—and the worldwide hit “Don’t Stop the Music”. The album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Umbrella,” which features Jay-Z.

The Last Girl On Earth tour started in Europe and will touch down in North America this summer, and Rihanna has invited Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj along for the ride!

The 22-year-old “Rock Star” singer explained the name of her tour recently. She told, “I like to think about myself as the Last Girl on Earth because sometimes people make decisions based on the outlook of others and, you know, to me, my life is my life. It’s my world, and I’m going to live it the way I want to. That’s how I think about everything, that way I’m focused on me, and my work. It’s a really narrow space, a focus.”

In a recent interview with AOL, the singer told fans they can expect a big upgrade in comparison to her previous tours. “We’ve never done a tour to this capacity,” she said. “The production is unbelievable and the costumes, we just took it to a whole new level. Visually and sonically it’s going to be a big step up from the last time. We just keep growing, and this time it is a massive production that I cannot wait for.”

The tour adds just another notch in the belt for these ladies’ busy schedules. Most recently, Rihanna stopped by the Kids’ Choice Awards to perform a medley of hits, including current single “Rude Boy.” The songstress is scheduled to perform on Wednesday’s “American Idol” results show.

The Last Girl on Earth Tour will be the perfect place for on-the-rise artists Ke$ha and Minaj to showcase their material. Ke$ha graced the “Idol” stage with 3OH!3 to perform “Blah, Blah, Blah.” Minaj just released the music video for her long-awaited first single, “Massive Attack.”

If you’re in Europe, check out her tour dates below.
If you’re not in Europe don’t worry – she’ll be announcing dates in the US and Asia soon.

# Friday, April 16 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
# Saturday, April 17 – Gelredome – Arnhem, The Netherlands
# Monday, April 19 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
# Tuesday, April 20 – Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
# Wednesday, April 21 – Le Dome – Marseille, France
# Friday, April 23 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, Germany
# Sunday, April 25 – Oberhausen Arena – Oberhausen, Germany
# Tuesday, April 27 – Arena – Geneva, Switzerland
# Wednesday, April 28 – Bercy – Paris, France
# Saturday, May 1 – Colorline – Hamburg, Germany
# Sunday, May 2 – O2 – Berlin, Germany
# Tuesday, May 4 – Rokhal – Luxembourg
# Friday, May 7 – LG Arena – Birmingham, UK
# Saturday, May 8 – Echo Arena – Liverpool, UK
# Monday, May 10 – O2 – London, UK
# Tuesday, May 11 – O2 – London, UK
# Thursday, May 13 – Arena – Sheffield, UK
# Friday, May 14 – Nottingham Arena – Nottingham, UK
# Sunday, May 16 – MEN Arena – Manchester, UK
# Monday, May 17 – Newcastle Arena – Newcastle, UK
# Wednesday, May 19 – Glasgow SECC – Glasgow, UK
# Thursday, May 20 – Glasgow SECC – Glasgow, UK
# Saturday, May 22 – O2 – Dublin, Ireland
# Monday, May 24 – Odyssey – Belfast, Northern Ireland
# Wednesday, May 26 – O2 – Dublin, Ireland
# Sunday, May 30th – Bloomfield Stadium – Tel Aviv, Israel
# Tuesday, June 1 – Karaiskaki Stadium – Athens, Greece
# Thursday, June 3 – Turkcell Kurucesme Arena – Istanbul, Turkey
# Saturday, June 5 – Rock in Rio Festival – Madrid, Spain

Tickets available at biletix

More info on Rihanna’s website at rihannanow.com

Author: istanbul

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