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Thursday 21 August 2014

Hot tickets for Rihanna will cost you a cool €200

TICKETS to see pop princess Rihanna (24) in action in Dublin next year are selling like hot cakes.



But music lovers who really want to push the boat out are also being offered a mixture of packages to see the scantily-clad Bajan singer in action at her Diamonds tour next summer -- for a precious price.

Fans can buy a number of 'hot ticket' packages for her June 21 gig at the Aviva stadium, costing nearly €200 per person.

It will give them the chance to pick their preferred seat in the West Stand, giving them a bird's-eye view of the sexy singer. It also includes an "exclusive tour gift", a tour programme and a commemorative tour laminate.

VIP Nation has also released a number of 'early entry' packages, costing a cool €185.60.

That gives gig-goers admission to stand in the "gold circle" or pit area beside the stage and access to the venue before everyone else.



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Although the eagerly-awaited gig has yet to sell out, promoters MCD are confident that the six-time Grammy winner will succeed where fellow divas like Madonna and Lady Gaga failed.

"Concert tickets are a really popular gift for Christmas and there has been a great response so far, so we're sure it will continue selling well," said a source.

The star, who has reignited her relationship with controversial R&B star Chris Brown, will kick off the tour on March 8 in the US. It will then take in over 28 cities across North America before starting the European leg in Spain in May.

Rihanna has performed here many times before in the O2 Dublin but this will be her first time to take to the stage in the monster Aviva stadium.

The singer is continuing to dominate the charts with her hit single Diamonds, taken from her 7th album Unapologetic. She is now the fastest female artist to receive 12 number one titles at the top of the Hot 100.

The star, who is rarely out of the headlines, raised eyebrows for her decision to take back Brown, despite his 2009 conviction for assaulting her.

He performed at the O2 Dublin at the start of this week but met with a less-than-favourable response after saying it was "his favourite city in the UK."

mfinn@herald.ie

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