Songstress wows crowd

by Kate Smith

Rihanna dazzled audience at preview show.

Sunderland’s latest signing Rihanna wowed London last night as she stopped off in the capital on her whistle stop  “777 Tour” of seven shows in seven days in seven different countries.

The secret gig took place in front of a selected audience of super-fans and music journalists and coincided with the launch of the stars’ seventh studio album in seven years, titled Unapologetic.

An intimate audience of less than 2,000 fans filled the HMV forum for an electrifying performance which gave a great preview of what is in store at the Stadium of Light next summer.

The 24-year old performed a number of her huge hits from Umbrella to Only Girl in the World before giving the small crowd a taste of what her Unapologetic album has to offer.

A show filled with multi-coloured laser shows and astonishing graphics, accompanied with true Rihanna sparkle made sure that the crowd were on the feet from the off as the superstar almost comes to the end of her 777 Tour before hitting Wearside next June as part of the global Diamonds tour.

Tickets for the superstar’s show at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light next summer are on sale now and demand has been unprecedented.

Tickets can be purchased in-person from the Stadium of Light’s ticket office and online at,uk.

A variety of hospitality packages are also available for the show. Call 0871 911 1555 or email for more details.