Six things we need to see happen when Rihanna brings the ‘Anti Tour’ to the UK

Rihanna is bringing the ‘Anti Tour’ to the UK next week and we are really excited.


The four-date UK leg sees Riri playing dates in London, Coventry, Glasgow and Manchester. She then goes to pretty much everywhere else in Europe.

Here are six things that we’d love to see happen when Rihanna hits the UK.

🎈 ‘This Is What You Came For’ live

Rihanna’s collaboration with Calvin Harris is currently riding high on the UK charts, so it’s only fitting that she performs it live for the first time here. Also, imagine how epic this will sound in a stadium (we could cry at the thought).

🎈 More of the hits

If there’s one thing Rihanna has avoided with this tour, it’s playing the big hits. The likes of ‘What’s My Name’, ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ and ‘Disturbia’ have all been culled, and instead the setlist is very ‘Anti’ heavy. Which is fine, but we’d love to hear ‘What’s My Name’ live.

🎈 A bigger stage

We can’t lie, we’re a little bit obsessed with how minimal the stage is for this tour. We also love the fact that it’s inflatable (!!!). But we’d love a catwalk for the UK leg (a concert doesn’t really feel like a proper concert without one, does it?).

🎈 Some special guests

She’s already “please welcome to the stage”-d Drake during the US leg, but it would be great if she did it again here. Plus, she performs ‘All Of The Lights’ in the set. Imagine if she brought out Kanye for that. Or Jay-Z for ‘Run This Town’. Or Paul McCartney for ‘FourFiveSeconds’ (not as exciting though tbh).

🎈 ‘Nothing Is Promised’ live

Although we had to wait three years for a new Rihanna album, there really has been a steady amount of new Rihanna music since ‘Anti’ came out this year. Her latest track ‘Nothing Is Promised’ is such a jam, and we reckon it would go off in a stadium. Plus, it fits in perfectly with tracks like ‘Pour It Up’.

🎈 The vocals from the BBMAs

One of the highlights from the BBMAs this year was Rihanna’s stunning performance of ‘Love On The Brain’. The best part was her vocal, which might be her best vocal ever. We think if she did this live, we would probably cry. And then cry some more on the train home.

What would you like to see when Rihanna hits the UK next week. Let us know by tweeting us at @maximumpop.


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