Rihanna Cancels Tour Launch Concert

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June 28, 2010 | 9:10pm EST

Rihanna has cancelled the opening concert of her upcoming tour later this week due to “production changes”.
The Umbrella hitmaker was due to kick off her Last Girl On Earth Tour with Ke$ha and Travie McCoy at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre in Washington on Friday, but the show has been axed.

The trek will now commence on Sunday in Vancouver, Canada.

Tour promoters at Live Nation announced the news on Monday, blaming changes in production for the cancellation.

The scrapped show means Rihanna has a little extra time with boyfriend Matt Kemp, who has been handed a little downtime by his baseball team bosses at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The couple spent almost a month apart recently as Rihanna toured the world. The loved-up pair was inseparable at the weekend when Rihanna joined Kemp in Los Angeles for the opening of the Dodgers’ series with the New York Yankees.