Here’s Why Rihanna’s Been Forced To Postpone The Start Of Her ANTI Tour

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Unfortunately, it looks like Rihanna’s cancelled Grammy performance wasn’t just a one-off thing. Several dates of her tour supporting her new album, ANTI, have now been postponed as the singer is recovering from a bout of bronchitis, while the tour itself is dealing with the always ominous “production delays.” Rumors had been circulating that the show in San Jose, the second show on the tour, wasn’t going to be ready to go and now Rihanna’s reps have confirmed it.

The show in question was among the first set of dates of the tour, including stops in San Diego, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Oakland. The shows have all been rescheduled, now happening on the back end of the tour in May. The tour kicks off in Jacksonville, Florida on March 12, provided all systems are a go. This run of dates is the start of a world tour that the singer will embark on as she promotes her eighth album and will likely cross multiple time zones as it zig-zags across the globe. Travis Scott will be the opening act for the North American shows. The Weeknd and Big Sean will be her partners in crime for the European dates.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)