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Rihanna set to Shine Bright like a Diamond in New Zealand

Rihanna set to Shine Bright like a Diamond in New Zealand
Advance tickets available through Visa Entertainment

Auckland, New Zealand, 13 March 2013 – Visa Entertainment is giving Rihanna fans the exclusive opportunity to buy tickets first to her highly anticipated New Zealand concert.

Rihanna – Diamond World Tour
Sunday 6 October, 2013
Vector Arena, Auckland

Visa cardholders can get tickets to Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour in Visa Entertainment’s exclusive pre-sale, from 9am Friday 15 March until, 5pm Monday 18 March or until presale tickets sell out. Pre-sale ticket details are available at www.visaentertainment.co.nz

Tickets for the general public will go on sale 9.00am (local time) Friday 22 March 2013 from www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Rihanna is currently dominating global charts with “Diamonds”, the fastest-rising single of her career to date, and the first single from UNAPOLOGETIC her 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years – released November 19th.

“Diamonds” also just marked Rihanna’s 12th time at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and with only a six-year, one-month, two-week stretch between her first #1 chart topper with “SOS” on May 13, 2006 and the release of Diamonds last week, she is officially the fastest female artist ever to receive 12 number one titles at the top of the Hot 100. It is also Rihanna’s 23rd Top 10 hit on the chart. When it debuted four weeks ago, “Diamonds” garnered #1 postings at iTunes in 27 countries, and Top 5 iTunes in 55 countries.

The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. Forbes named Rihanna the world’s #1 social media star with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 63 million Facebook fans, and over 27 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 12 Hot 100 #1 singles and overall 22 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

Visa Entertainment offers all Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders some of the world's best entertainment offers including exclusive concert and theatre ticket presales, film screenings and promotions, plus opportunities to win money-can’t-buy entertainment prizes. Visa cardholders can sign up for free at www.visaentertainment.co.nz.

The Rihanna presale is the latest in a host of offerings from Visa Entertainment, including ticket presales for Aerosmith, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Ronan Keating, Meat Loaf, Walking with Dinosaurs, Bon Jovi, John Mayer, Pearl Jam, Simon and Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elton John and INXS.

For Rihanna tour information visit www.rihannnow.com and www.livenation.co.nz


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