Monday, May 27, 2024

Rihanna Getting 1980s Type Money for Album Launch–Taking Fans, Press on Jumbo Jet to 7 Cities


It’s been a long time since a record label or sponsor spent money on anything. But Rihanna is getting the old time 1980s type money to launch her newest album, called “Unapologetic.” A bunch of sponsors including HTC and Microsoft have been lined up to put Rihanna, some fans, and “over 150 press from 82 countries” on a Boeing 777.  This Magical Mystery Tour will include seven shows in seven days in seven countries. The tour stops are November 14- Mexico City; November 15-Toronto; November 16-Stockholm; November 17-Paris; November 18-Berlin; November 19-London; November 20-New York. After that, you’re on your own. No word on whether Chris Brown will come along for the ride, or whether Rihanna will actually speak to anyone on the plane. It sounds like a set up for
LOST, the Celebrity Edition. Anyway, this will cost a bundle.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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