Rihanna Getting Loud In North America

Before embarking on her sold out 45-date European tour Rihanna will bring her Loud tour to the United States and Canada.

The pop singer is touring in support of her fifth studio album, Loud. The album, which was released last year as the follow-up to 2009’s Rated R, has reached No.1 in six countries.

Rihanna’s 2010 global tour, Last Girl On Earth, was seen by nearly 500,000 fans in 44 markets. The new trek will feature all new production, costumes and stage design.

“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,” Rihanna said in a statement. “We are going to have an amazing time and I know my fans are ready to get LOUD!”

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Rihanna’s first North American dates of 2011 begin June 4 with a gig at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore. Shows are booked through a July 23 performance at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Additional dates include Air Canada Centre in Toronto June 7; Staples Center in Los Angeles June 28; Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., June 30; Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., July 19; and Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

More dates will be announced soon.

A special presale for Citi cardmembers begins Friday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, Feb. 14.

Australian tour dates are set for Feb. 25-March 12. Rihanna’s European trek begins Sept. 29 at Odyssey Arena in the United Kingdom.

For more information, click here for Rihanna’s official website.

For details on the Citi presale click here.