Rihanna announces UK arena tour

Wed Dec 9, 2009 5:30pm EST
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By Andre Paine

LONDON (Billboard) - Rihanna will play a tour of eight U.K. arenas, including the O2 Arena in London, in May.

The Barbadian R&B artist recently launched her new album, "Rated R" (SRP/Def Jam), in the U.K. with a November 16 show at the O2 Academy Brixton featuring guest spots from Jay-Z and Young Jeezy.

The U.K. tour dates are: Birmingham LG Arena (May 7), Liverpool Echo Arena (May 8), London O2 Arena (May 10), Sheffield Arena (May 13), Nottingam Arena (May 14), Manchester Evening News Arena (May 16), Newcastle Arena (May 17) and Glasgow SECC (May 19).

Tickets go on sale Friday (December 11).

<p>Singer Rihanna poses while performing at an outdoor concert in New York's Times Square during an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>