Rihanna Has Had to Push Back the Beginning of Her Anti Tour

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Rihanna. Photo: Bryan Bedder/2014 Getty Images

On the heels of her Grammy cancellation, Rihanna has pushed back the start of her Anti tour. The delays seem unrelated to health, however, as Billboard cites unspecified production issues. (One of the magazine's sources said an early show in San Jose wasn't going to be ready in time.) The singer had axed her Monday night performance because of bronchitis and a threat of permanent vocal-cord damage. "Based on Rihanna's examination after Grammy rehearsal, Rihanna's doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because of a risk of hemorrhaging," Rih's reps said earlier in the week. "The antibiotics did not kill the infection adequately." Though some hiccups are also altering her tour, it's still on. The first eight stops have just moved to the beginning and middle of May. And Anti's European stretch, which starts in June and runs into August, remains intact.

Here's an updated list for North America, with rescheduled shows in bold:

March 12: Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Arena
March 13: Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
March 15: Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
March 18: Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
March 19: Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena
March 20: Charlotte, NC, The Time Warner Cable Arena
March 22: Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
March 23: Buffalo, NY, First Niagara Center
March 24: Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
March 26: Hartford, CT, XL Center
March 27: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
March 30: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
April 2: Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
April 3: Philadelphia, Wells Fargo
April 5: Quebec City, QC, Canada, Centre Videotron
April 6: Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
April 7: Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
April 9: Baltimore, Royal Farms Arena
April 10: Boston, TD Garden
April 13: Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
April 14: Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
April 15: Chicago, United Center
April 18: Winnipeg, MS, Canada, MTS Centre
April 20: Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
April 21: Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
April 23: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
April 24: Seattle, WA, KeyArena
April 27: Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 29: Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay
April 30: Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay
May 1: Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena (at time of publication, her website still had the old date for this one)
May 3: Los Angeles, Forum
May 4: Los Angeles, Forum
May 6: San Jose, CA, SAP Center
May 7: Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
May 9: San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
May 13: Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
May 14: Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
May 15: Houston, TX, Toyota Center
May 17: New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
May 18: Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena

The Atlanta Journal Constitution notes that previously purchased spots should still be usable or refundable. For more info on dates and tickets, head here. And to tide you over — as you pray for everything on Rih's tour to work, work, work now — here's a fun video she posted on Facebook earlier today:

"I sometimes fear that I am misunderstoodIt is simply because what I want to say,what I need to say, won't be comprehended.Not because people won't listen,but because I won't be heard.Heard in a way I so rightfully deserve.What I choose to say is of so much substancethat people just won't understandthe depth of my message.So my voice is not my weakness,it is the opposite of what others are afraid of.My voice is my suit and armor,my shield, and all that I am.I will comfortably live, eat, and breathe in it,until I find the moment to be silent.I live loudly in my mind, so many hours of the day. The world is a pin drop soundcompared to the boom that thumps and bumpsagainst the walls of my cranium.I live it and love it and despise itand I am entrapped in it.So being misunderstood, I am not offendedby the gesture, but honored. If they let us..."

Posted by Rihanna on Thursday, February 18, 2016