Rihanna may add new tour date after record Irish sell-out

Caitlin McBride

Singing superstar Rihanna is expected to add another Irish date to her sell-out tour after phenomenal demand.

The Diary can reveal that the Grammy award-winning singer has been pencilled in for the 02 on May 23 in addition to her original date on May 22.

The Umbrella singer will be creating yet another fan frenzy as a number of her biggest supporters, who missed out the first time around, will be vying to get their hands on tickets for one of the most hotly anticipated concerts of the year.

As soon as it's confirmed tickets will go on sale from 9am on January 22 -- and are expected to be snapped up fast. The announcement will be comfirmed by MCD over the weekend.

Not surprisingly, Dublin's top social venues are vying for the much-anticipated after-party for Rihanna and her crew.


A host of stars have played Dublin recently -- and the after-party is now becoming a staple of the city's social calender.

Beyonce's crew, for example, partied away in Lillie's Bordello.

Rihanna's latest album sees the singer take on a much edgier persona compared to her clean-cut pop image since she came on the scene in 2005.

And after a very public break-up with singer Chris Brown last year, Rihanna has gone from strength to strength in her personal and professional life.

Last year, photos of the superstar were leaked on the internet showing her face bruised and swollen from an attack by Brown.

But her successful new album and sell-out tour prove that she is well and truly back on track.

The singer (22) is known for her level head, and she avoided the party scene during her stint in the capital two years ago, but her female fans will no doubt be hoping she brings her hunky new beau, US baseball player Mark Kemp, along for the Irish leg of her world tour.

Meanwhile, the award-winner has recently revealed the tumultuous relationship with her ex, claiming that his insecurities led to abuse.

"There were control issues, insecurity," she said. "When people are insecure, they become very controlling and they can get very aggressive."

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