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Rihanna postpones start of tour due to “production delays”

By | Published on Friday 19 February 2016


Following the cancellation of her performance at the Grammy Awards earlier this week, Rihanna has now postponed the first eight dates of her upcoming US tour.

As previously reported, Rihanna’s performance at Monday’s Grammy ceremony was cancelled at the last minute. In a statement, a spokesperson said that the singer had not fully recovered from a bout of bronchitis and doctors were concerned that she may damage her vocal cords if she sang.

However, the cause of the postponement of these dates has been confirmed to be “production delays”, rather than ill health. The tour will now begin on 12 Mar in Jacksonville, Florida. The postponed dates have been rescheduled.