J. Cole Saturday, July 23, 2011 – 7:30 PM
Doors: 6:30 PM
Rihanna will bring her highly anticipated LOUD tour to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 23. Her extraordinary new show will feature all new production, costumes and stage design creating a visual and audio event with the once in a lifetime excitement her fans around the world have come to expect from one of the brightest stars in music today.
“We’re creating an incredible ride with this tour. I’m excited to get out on the road and share my new music from this album,” said Rihanna. “We are going to have an amazing time and I know my fans are ready to get LOUD!”
Rihanna’s 2010 global tour, Last Girl On Earth drew nearly 500,000 fans in 44 markets.
Friday, July 29, 2011 – 8:00 PM
Doors: 7:00 PM
The “Straight To You” Tour will bring the feel of a theater experience to an arena setting though stage design, lighting, and projection, as well as through the spontaneity and interactivity Groban delighted his fans with during last year’s “Before We Begin” shows, in which he solicited feedback from the audience on which songs should be included in the set-list. As a result, for the “Straight To You” shows, Groban will continue to interact with audiences and perform favorites from his best-selling albums, including his self-titled debut, Closer, and Awake, as well as songs from Illuminations.
Released by 143/Reprise Records on November 15th, Illuminations debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart (Groban’s fourth consecutive Top 5 chart bow), selling 191,337 units in its first week. Entertainment Weekly declared that “Illuminations might be Groban’s handsomest effort yet.” USA Today raved: “Illuminations yields glowing music. Sturdy, deeply personal statements, brimming with poignancy.” The New York Times also praised the album, saying it “showcases Mr. Groban’s songwriting” and “reflects the conviction that gallantry can also be pensive and uncertain.”