Pearl Drums
Instagram Facebook YouTube Twitter Google Plus

Pearl News

31 Dec

Rihanna Taps Brett Baker for ‘The Anti World Tour’

Pop super-mega-star, Rihanna, has tapped Pearl Percussion Artist, Brett Baker, to handle the percussion responsibilities on her upcoming tour, ‘The Anti World Tour’.  Beginning on February 26th at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA, The Anti World Tour will spend eleven weeks circling North America before closing on May 7th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.  Shortly following the North America portion of the tour, Rihanna and crew will travel across the drink to conquer the European market, beginning on June 11th at The Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and closing at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland on August 12th.  A full list of tour dates can be found below.

This new addition to The Anti World Tour’s all-star backing band will spawn one of music’s finest drum and percussion duos with Brett Baker teaming up with fellow Pearl Artist, Michael Reid.  This lengthy tour will serve as a return to the bright spotlights of the arena stage for Brett Baker, who has been focusing his talents toward studio production since his 2010 world tour with hip-hop legend, Jay Z, earning multiple Grammy Nominations for his work with Eric Roberson.  More information on Brett Baker can be found here.

Rihanna’s Anti World Tour comes in support of the pop-icon’s forthcoming album, Anti, which is scheduled to be released next year, and features the hit songs, “American Oxygen”, “B**** Better Have My Money”, and “FourFiveSeconds”- the latter of which features Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West.  More information on Rihanna can be found at

Rihanna- "The Anti World Tour" North America Dates:

02.26. Viejas Arena- San Diego, CA
02.28. SAP Center At San Jose- San Jose, CA
03.01. Talking Stick Resort Arena- Phoenix, AZ
03.04. Frank Erwin Center- Austin, TX
03.05. Toyota Center- Houston, TX
03.06. American Airlines Center- Dallas, TX
03.08. Smoothie King Center- New Orleans, LA
03.09. Philips Arena- Atlanta, GA    
03.12. Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena- Jacksonville, FL
03.13. Amalie Arena- Tampa, FL      
03.15. AmericanAirlines Arena- Miami, FL
03.18. Bridgestone Arena- Nashville, TN
03.19. U.S. Bank Arena- Cincinnati, OH  
03.20. Time Warner Cable Arena- Charlotte, NC
03.22. Verizon Center- Washington, DC    
03.23. First Niagara Center- Buffalo, NY 
03.24. The Palace Of Auburn Hills- Auburn Hills, MI  
03.26. XL Center- Hartford, CN
03.27. Barclays Center- Brooklyn, NY
04.02. Prudential Center- Newark, NJ
04.03. Wells Fargo Center- Philadelphia, PA 
04.05. Centre Vidéotron- Quebec City, QC
04.06. Bell Centre- Montreal, QC      
04.09. Royal Farms Arena- Baltimore, MD
04.10. TD Garden- Boston, MA
04.13. Air Canada Centre- Toronto, ON   
04.15. United Center- Chicago, IL  
04.18. MTS Centre- Winnipeg, MB
04.20. Rexall Place- Edmonton, AB
04.21. Scotiabank Saddledome- Calgary, AB      
04.23. Rogers Arena- Vancouver, BC   
04.24. KeyArena At Seattle Center- Seattle, WA 
04.27. Vivint Smart Home Arena- Salt Lake City, UT
04.29. Mandalay Bay Events Center- Las Vegas, NV
05.03. The Forum- Inglewood, CA
05.07. Oracle Arena- Oakland, CA

"The Anti World Tour" Europe Dates:

06.11. Amsterdam ArenA- Amsterdam, Netherland     
06.14. Ricoh Arena- Coventry, England
06.16 Cardiff City Stadium- Cardiff, Wales     
06.18. Stadium Of Light- Sunderland, England
06.21. Aviva Stadium- Dublin, Ireland  
06.24. Wembley Stadium- London, England     
06.27. Hampden Park- Glasgow, Scotland
06.29. Old Trafford- Manchester, England    
07.04. Tele2 Arena- Stockholm, Sweden  
07.07. Refshaleøen- Copenhagen, Denmark
07.09. Volksparkstadion- Hamburg, Germany      
07.13. Ippodromo San Siro Milano- Milan, Italy
07.15. Allianz Riviera- Nice, France       
07.17. Commerzbank Arena- Frankfurt, Germany
07.19. Stade de Gerland- Lyon, France
07.23. Grand Stade Lille Metropole- Villenueve D’ascq, France
07.26. Synot Tip Arena- Prague, Czech Republic
07.28. Rhein Energie Stadion- Cologne, Germany         
07.30. Stade de France- Paris, France     
08.02. Olympiastadion Berlin- Berlin, Germany
08.05. Stadion Narodowy- Warsaw, Poland
08.07. Olympic Stadium- Munich, Germany
08.10. Ernst Happel Stadion- Vienna, Austria
08.12. Letzigrund Stadium- Zurich, Switzerland