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2013-04-08 07:33
Cape Town - Big Concerts has announced that Grammy-winning singer Rihanna will be heading to South Africa later this year for a two-city stadium tour.

Rihanna will be bringing her Diamonds World Tour to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday 13 October and Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 16 October.

Tickets for the Johannesburg concert go on sale on Thursday 11 April at 09:00 via Big Concerts and Computicket and for Cape Town on Friday 12 April at 09:00.

Ticket prices for the FNB Stadium range from R330-R930.

Cape Town Stadium ticket prices will cost R275-R820.

Online clues

One of the worst-kept secrets in SA this weekend was finally confirmed on Monday morning after Big Concerts dropped a number of cryptic clues over the weekend as to who their big reveal would be. Big Concerts said that the news would be broken on Gareth Cliff's 5FM morning show on Monday.

But heat magazine pulled the trigger on Friday afternoon already, with a tweet announcing Rihanna's upcoming SA tour.

By Saturday Big Concerts all but revealed the answer to their online clues by posting a photo of a the singer – with her head edited out, but revealing her instantly recognisable Isis tattoo across her chest which she got in honour of her later grandmother.

Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, performed in SA back in 2006, opening for Jay-Z back when she was still an up and coming young starlet.

Today Rihanna is one of the biggest names in pop, with 30 million albums and 120 million singles sold worldwide. In 2012, Forbes ranked her as the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012 with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012. The same year, TIME magazine named Rihanna one of the most influential people in the world.

Her latest album Unapologetic features the hits Diamonds, Stay and the controversial Nobody's Business, a duet with on-again boyfriend Chris Brown about their relationship which was reignited after Brown's infamous assault on Rihanna in 2009.

Tickets will be available from Big Concerts, Computicket, the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000 or any Computicket outlet at Checkers and Shoprite.
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