Tour news: Third chance for Riri fans

By - TimeOut

Rihanna is expected to announce a third Vector Arena show as part of her Diamonds World Tour here in October.

With tickets to her first two shows all but sold out, the reigning Queen of Pop will play another date, with details set to be announced next week.

If the third concert goes ahead she will join an exclusive club of artists who have played the venue three times, made up of Lady Gaga (2012), Taylor Swift (2012), Flight of the Conchords (2012) and Justin Timberlake (2007).

However, veteran rocker Roger Waters still holds the record of four nights at the venue, when he performed his The Wall Live show last year.

On her first visit to New Zealand in 2008 Rihanna played two nights at Vector in a co-headlining show with former boyfriend Chris Brown.

Meanwhile, Jello Biafra, the former frontman of US punk band the Dead Kennedys, returns to New Zealand for two shows in May with his band the Guantanamo School of Medicine.

Although he has visited New Zealand for spoken word solo dates it will be his first band performance here since the Dead Kennedys infamous 1983 gig at Auckland's Mainstreet.

They play Wellington's Bodega on May 7 and Auckland's Powerstation on May 7 (Auckland tickets from Ticketmaster and Real Groovy).

- The Aucklander

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