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April 08, 2013

Rihanna Cape Town concert: date and ticket information

Rihanna giving it her all during a live performance. Photo courtesy of Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer

Love her or hate her, music superstar Rihanna is heading our way and will land here in spring, performing at the Cape Town Stadium on October 16, 2013.

This week she kicks off her Diamonds World Tour in North America and will head to South Africa in October, performing at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on October 13, before making her way to Cape Town. 

As news of the South African leg of her tour broke, people took to social media and she was soon trending in South Africa. 

One of her fans, Demetria Lovato (‏@DdlovatoAnAngel 36m), said on Twitter: "OMFG @rihanna IS COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA OOOOMMMMGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to get TICKETSSSSS!!!!!!!!"

Forbes magazine named Rihanna the world’s number one social media star, with over 2.9-billion views on YouTube/VEVO (the most for any female artist), over 63-million Facebook fans and over 27-million Twitter followers. In addition to her 12 Hot 100 number one singles and overall 24 Top 10 singles, she has also had 18 number one singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

Rihanna has dominated global charts with Diamonds, the fastest-rising single of her career to date and first single to be released from Unapologetic, the seventh studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years.

The recipient of six Grammy Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41-million albums and 150-million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time.

Tickets for the Diamonds World Tour Cape Town performance will go on sale on Friday April 12, 2013 at 9am and will cost between R275 and R820.

Tickets will be available from www.bigconcerts.co.zawww.computicket.com, the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000, or any Computicket outlet at Checkers and Shoprite.

  • In the next six weeks, Big Concerts are also bringing out Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi and Metallica.

To get you in the mood, we found a YouTube video of Rihanna performing Diamonds during an X Factor UK show.

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