Rihanna brought the glitz and glamour to Buffalo, New York, for the launch of her biggest tour yet. After months of preparation, the pop princess kicked off her 27-city “Diamonds” World Tour with a sold-out show at First Niagara Center on Friday night.
Following an opening set from A$AP Rocky, the 25-year-old singer took the stage shortly after 10 p.m. The concert was divided into three acts and featured a four-piece band, eight dancers, and plenty of show-stopping moments.
She opened with her Unapologetic cuts “Mother Mary” and “Phresh Out the Runway.” The fashionista turned heads with an array of sexy costumes including a sparkly dollar bill-patterned mini-dress with matching high-tops, blue sequined jumpsuit, and white bustier with neon leggings.
She ran through her 12 No. 1 hits including “Umbrella,” “Disturbia,” “We Found Love,” and “Diamonds” (See a full set list here).
“You guys are all rock stars. There is only one first show, you all have a special place in my heart,” RiRi told the roaring crowd.
The North American leg continues in Boston on Sunday, traveling across the U.S. and Canada through May before making its way overseas.