- Loud is the perfect name for Rihanna’s summer tour, which kicked off with last night’s sold-out gig at Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena. Beyond just the volume of the show – which was considerable – the theme prevailed through the set, built around a giant speaker cabinet; the costumes (mostly neon and shiny); and the entire production itself: a gloriously over-the-top spectacle perfectly befitting the singer, who seems to produce chart-toppers by the dozen.
The show began with a blitzkrieg of video, as four hanging, shifting circular video screens joined four giant stationary ones is projecting Rihanna’s arrival. She wore an electric blue mini-trenchcoat and hot pink stilleto …(read more on Rolling Stone)
- There was strutting on a moving catwalk, there were military cannons, fireworks, a flurry of backup dancers, grinding on a moving platform, and there was a crowd of 13,000 fans screaming for more. It was opening night of Rihanna‘s LOUD Tour in Baltimore. Hot of the success of her smash hit singles that have bombarded radio for the past year, the Barbados born sensation indulged herself in a flirtatious romp, and took her audience along with her for the ride. Rihanna is out to claim her spot as one of the top performers of 2011, and she’s not going to let anyone get in her way… (read more on MelodicRockConcerts)
I’ve added 40 new pictures from the show. You can view them by clicking the thumbnails.