Rihanna's Loud Tour in Barbados

Barbados will not be the same after August 5th, 2011 as this is the date Barbadian born, super-star Rihanna will be performing for the first time at HOME after gracing stages all over the world.

Rihanna Rihanna during her first Grammy Award win, where she proclaimed "Barbados I love you, we got one." Taylor Swift (back-left), Jay Z (front-left), Rihanna (front-right)

Rihanna during her fifth album tour, will be performing in her homeland of Barbados on August 5th, 2011 for the first time since becoming a world renown artist, as the opportunity has now presented itself. Rihanna will be making some 80-something performing appearances across the globe, during this tour.

The "Loud" Tour will be held at The Kensington Oval. Ticket availability and price should soon be announced.

The "Loud" album was released November 12, 2010, on Def Jam Recordings. Loud received positive reviews from most music critics, who complimented its upbeat material and Rihanna's performance. It debuted at number one on the Canadian and Swiss Albums Chart. Loud also entered at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 207,000 copies in its first week in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the album became the fourth best-selling album of 2010.

Rihanna who is one of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 30 million records and 100 million singles sold, Rihanna has signed a multi-year deal with The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) to exclusively promote her hometown island of Barbados as a tourist destination. The three-year partnership officially kicks off in Bridgetown, Barbados on August 5, 2011 with a full-length concert of her current "Loud" tour produced by the BTA and Roc Nation.

"Barbados is a place like no other and one of the reasons for this is the spirit and national pride of our people," said Rihanna. "I want each and every visitor to this beautiful island to experience what makes this destination different from all others and that is the spirit and warmth of my fellow Barbadians."

As an ambassador for the island of Barbados, over the next three years, Rihanna will exclusively promote the destination through advertising campaigns, promotional appearances and via her social media presence. In addition to her concert in Barbados this summer, Rihanna will promote travel to the island from Brazil during her appearance on tour in September.

"In the hearts of every Barbadian, Rihanna is known as the girl down the road, but to the world she has become a musical sensation and social phenomenon," said Barbados' Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Richard L. Sealy. "She is a great source of national pride to Barbados and we are thrilled to enter into this formal partnership to promote Barbados as a leading tourist destination."

The Rihanna "Loud" Tour will be held immediately following the climax of the 2011 Crop Over Festival, and is expected to capitalize on Bajan Yankees, and other visitors to the island.

Many will wonder if a Rihanna concert on the heels of Barbados' most popular national festival will have an impact on the festival, and the answer is yes, as individuals who don't usually come to Barbados for the Crop Over Festival, and are attending the Rihanna event, could get a taste of Crop Over 2011.

The international media who will be on the shores of Barbados to cover the Rihanna event, and those who are here to cover Crop Over 2011 will get coverage of two major events for their respective news organisations.

A world renown artist performing on the heels on a major festival in the Caribbean is nothing new, as only last year, Beyonce would have perform in Trinidad and Tobago on her final leg of her "I AM" tour. Both events were a success.

Tickets For Rihanna Loud Tour - update 06/07/2011

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF), will be partnering with the BTA to promote various events which includes the Rihanna "LOUD" Concert. The Rihanna "homecoming concert" will therefore be offered as a packaged deal with this country's popular Cohobblopot event scheduled for July 31, 2011, will feature Machel Montano HD (High Definition) out of Trinidad and Tobago. Machel Montano HD featured in Trinidad when Beyonce performed there last year.

Tickets for the LOUD tour will be available as of Monday July 11th 2011 from all of the National Cultural Foundation box offices. Those purchasing tickets early for the Cohobblopot, and the Rihanna "Loud" tour can do so at $50 and $75 respectively, or the bundled ticket for the two shows at the special price of $110 (all prices are in Barbados dollars - 1US=2BDS approx.)

Ticket Type Price
Early Bird Grounds $75
General Admission Grounds $125
Hewitt and Inniss Stand $75
Hall and Griffith Stand $75
Greenidge and Haynes Stand $75
3W's Stand $150
VIP (Inclusive beverage only) $300
Luxury VIP $500
Platinum -


Box offices open from July 11th, and these are:

Box Office Location
Faith Boutique Swan Street
CS Pharmacy Broad Street
Broad Street Men's Cave Shepherd, Broad Street
Nu Look Boutique Roebuck Street
Shell Service Station Warrens
A&B Music Supplies Sheraton Mall
Jeans Inc. Sheraton Mall
Urban Vybz Boutique Speighstown
Texaco Service Station Wildey
Lantern's Mall Hastings
Kensington Oval  
Emerald City Supermarket Six Roads

For further information, please call 1-246-435-0670 or 1-866-280-4482 toll free from the USA, Canada and the Caribbean

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Diane says...
Good Morning
Myself and Family will be in Barbados and we wish to purchase tickets for the Rihanna Concert.
We have gone to considerable expense so far as we have EXTENDED our stay to accommodate this event ( we did not realize when booking holiday that Rihanna would be doing show)
We would like to purchase 3 luxury VIP tickets at $500 BDS each please would you be so kind as to tell me how this can be achieved to ensure we have these tickets available to us when we arrive in Barbados on 28/7/11 I am most grateful for any help you are able to offer me
Kindest Regards
Diane
11th July 2011 4:43am
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gop says...
Hi Diane,
Tickets can be purchased via telephone# 1-866-280-4482 toll free from the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.
Apart from that you can go to the following website:
rihannaloudbarbados-ehometext.eventbrite.com
11th July 2011 5:21pm
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marcelle (US) says...
I am coming to Barbados for Rhianna's concert and there is no more vip is there any one out there that can help me get a ticket for luxury vip
12th July 2011 3:16pm
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TT says...
hi marcelle you can on line to find the box offices and the prices of the tickets.
12th July 2011 8:18pm
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gop says...
Marcelle you can try the following website:
rihannaloudbarbados-ehometext.eventbrite.com
12th July 2011 8:43pm
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steve (Barbados) says...
Anyone whos comming in for this show and wants special arrangements on pick up from the airport ( Meet and Greet and transfer private) email me send me your details lets talk about it
13th July 2011 1:27pm
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monque bridgeman (Barbados) says...
I TRIED HARD TO GET TICKETS ONLINE FOR Rihanna concert for the 5/8/2011 before i left london it was not clear on the internet as they were tickets that came in a bundles iam now in barbados arrived yesterday and the tickets are sold out any chance that she may be doing another concert
Best Regards
monique ,keffey, and helen
22nd July 2011 3:32pm
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gop says...
Hi Monque,
Please try the following link. There are still some general-ground tickets left.
You may also try the following telephone # for further advice - 1-246-4350670
22nd July 2011 6:44pm
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Tanishia (Barbados) says...
Hi I read your post, and I am glad to see so many people interested in the show. Most of the box offices have sold out but some people are selling tickets on facebook, so maybe you still have a chance. I am not sure if you have any friends here in Barbados but if you do, get them to check it out for you. If not try CS Pharmacy on Broad Street. Good Luck!
4th August 2011 4:32pm
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Arlette Joy says...
Hello,
I know its probably impossible now...but is there still a chance of getting Rihanna tickets for the 5th August ? We are currently in St Lucia and would love to fly over to see the concert, thank you regards arlette
31st July 2011 10:04am
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gop says...
Hi Arlette,
I'm sorry, but it has been reported that all tickets have been sold. The link I have mentioned below also reports that these tickets are all gone.
31st July 2011 11:40am
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trevor (Trinidad-Tobago) says...
i will buy luxury vip tickets for 300bds
2nd August 2011 12:36am
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Jenny Smith says...
So how was it? Did anyone here go, and was it worth the price?
5th June 2012 2:17am
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Barbara says...
Is Rihanna going to be doing a concert in the Barbados in 2014??

Thx
15th September 2013 6:13pm
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