Don’t be surprised if there’s more canceled tour dates in Rihanna’s future! The singer has already postponed the beginning of her ‘Anti’ tour, and HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that she still may not be ready to hit the road when the time comes. Will her management talk her out of bailing?
Rihanna, 28, pushed the start of her Anti tour back two weeks, but will that be enough time for her to prepare for months on the road? Maybe not. The 28-year-old is already thinking about canceling more shows and HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on why. Find out here!
“Rihanna wants to cancel more of her shows because she really isn’t motivated to tour,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But she is being advised not to. It’s a bit of a back and forth right now with her people. They are clearly on different pages right now.”
After pulling out of her Feb. 15 Grammys performance at the last minute due to a case of bronchitis, RiRI announced that the first eight stops on her tour were going to be rescheduled until a later date. That means that the tour will now start on March 12 rather than the originally-planned Feb. 27, but it looks like that could change again if Rih’s management team isn’t able to talk her out of not backing out.
“Tickets aren’t being sold and the people behind her tour don’t want empty arenas, it’s as simple as that,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Rihanna hasn’t had any new music since 2012 and her new album flopped.” It’s these reasons that have contributed to the singer’s lack of motivation, but if she just gets back on the road, we know she’ll start feeling better about it again!
Hopefully things do turn around, though, because the Anti tour is expected to run until the very end of August. AND the tour closes with Rih’s headlining appearance at the V Festival in England, which is a pretty big deal — especially since she hasn’t performed at the event in five years! YIKES, we hope Rihanna can pull it together!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Rihanna should cancel more of her tour dates? Do you think she will?