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Fresh off performing and winning “Video of the Year” at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Rihanna announces she’ll be hitting the road in 2013 for the “Rihanna Diamonds World Tour.” Starting in North America, the tour kicks off on March 8, 2013 in Buffalo, New York with noteable stops in Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Vancouver, and the closer on May 4th 2013 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The new trek will follow up her “LOUD” tour in 2011, which was one of the highest grossed tours last year. Tickets go on sale at LiveNation.com on Friday, September 14.

View the first 27-announced dates after the jump…..

Rihanna – “Rihanna Diamonds World Tour” Dates:

Mar. 8 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
Mar. 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Mar. 12 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Mar. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 15 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
Mar. 17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Mar. 18 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Mar. 21 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Mar. 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Mar. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Mar. 25 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Mar. 27 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Mar. 30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Apr. 1 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Apr. 3 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Apr. 6 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
Apr. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Apr. 11 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Apr. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
Apr. 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Apr. 16 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Apr. 19 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
Apr. 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
Apr. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Apr. 29 – Washington, D.C – Verizon Center
May 2 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
May 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

Previously:
ASAP Rocky Gets a Handful of Rihanna at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (Video)
Rihanna Feat. A$AP Rocky – “Cockiness (Remix)”