Actually, this is my second time typing this! The first one was accidentally deleted.
Here we go! I was thinking about Rihanna's next tour in 2013, which would probably support the album, 'Talk That Talk'. I want this tour to be her biggest yet. I want it to exceed Loud Tour's gross. This time, I want her to have full control at tour dates and venues so that there would be no more EXHAUSTION! This time I want her to go in Asia, Australia and South Africa. Surely, she'll invade Europe. I want the tour promotion to be full force in US because that is where she is having a hard time selling tickets. The promotion includes broadcasting her Loud Tour DVD at HBO or MTV broadcasting her current tour if and when the tour started at Europe and not in America. The only way she could attract the US is to prove them that she can entertain them.
Here's my certain points, if I were to direct the tour:
The Stage and Costumes
I don't have much say about the stage, I just want it to be Carribean influenced. Yes! This tour should be all HERS. Her roots, her personality showcasing in the tour. I want a huge 'R' sculpture in the middle of the stage!
About the costume! I want colors, but at the same time dark and edgy! I want her to design some, if she can! I want her to only involve Carribean style in her costumes even with the gowns when performing ballad.
This is the hardest part, she has like 1,346,586 hit singles all over the world that makes it hard to choose what to perform. She has 6 albums and that's a lot! In each country, she has a #1 single.
But I have made this setlist. You can alter, if you want to.
I want the tour to start sexually as possible and then tone down as it progresses.
1. Introductory video
I want this to include her tied in barb wires ala-Russian roulette single cover. All she do is moaning! She's having pleasure at the video but at the same time, feeling pain.
2. S & M
Emerging from down below, she will be kneeling at a triangular shaped flatform. The triangular shape will of course, represent illuminati. She'll start with an acoustic version of "na na na c'mon" with moans in between! The beat's volume will increase until the first verse, "feels so good being bad", after the bridge, she will have dance choreo within the last two choruses.
3. Birthday Cake/Talk That Talk
She will do the SNL choreo in this, but it will be dope if she add her new verses in the remix of Birthday Cake.
She will talk first with the audience. She can share about a man that she fantasizes, before singing an acapella version of the chorus of Katy Perry's peacock, the song will directly translate to Cockiness. When the rap part at the bridge approaches, let the back up singers sing and she'll bring one audience at the stage and will give him/her a lap dance when "i love it, etc" lines approaches.
5. What's My Name
I want a new choreography and I want her to use excerpts from 'If It's Lovin'
Originally, I planned it to be right after S & M, but when I think that she could do an full acoustic version ala-AOL session, it could be a good closing to act 1.
7. Introductory video
Having been relieved from sexual addiction. She will be egocentric and thinks that she's the only girl and can control or kill whoever.
8. Only Girl
She will emerge from smokes singing the bridge of 'S.O.S.', the "boy, you know you got me feeling open, etc.", when that ends, the sound will translate to 'Only Girl' and she'll start of "la la la la". The ending of the performance is like the ending of her 2010's AMA performance.
9. Shut Up And Drive
This is, to be honest, an optional song to perform. We've seen lots of this! But knowing Rihanna and her rockstar mentality, she'll include this!
10. Medley - All of the Lights
After whichever song was performed before the medley, the lights will all shut down, she'll then sing the line, "turn up the lights in here, baby", by then the lights will turn on, then off again, sing again, then on, and off, sing, on, and she'll finish the song's chorus now. - Run This Town
- Red Lipstick (optional)
- Live Your Life
In this, she will not sing the 2nd verse to save time, just the first verse, chorus, bridge (the where them girls, etc part), then chorus again.
11. Rude Boy
In this, she'll perform first the chorus of 'Roc Me Out', translating to first verse of 'Rude Boy', the "tonight, imma let you be the captain, etc", in chorus, she could change the lyrics to, "come here rude boy, boy, can you roc me out"! When the, "take it take it, love me love me" part approaches, she'll switch to 'Watch 'N Learn' fast enought to save time, just sing the first verse, and only one chorus.
12. Man Down
13. Introductory video
A vulnerable Rihanna would be seen here, emotionally hurting and the likes.
She will emerge at the top of a piano, or better, if she can, she could play the piano while singing. I hope she learn to play the piano.
15. California King Bed
I want this to have her sitting beside Bono, talk first to audience then sing.
16. Medley - Fly (optional)
- Take Care
- You Da One
This will be like the version of Tyler Ward. - Hate That I Love You
17. Love The Way You Lie (Part 2)
18. Introductory Video
Moving on from hurts that she experienced, she'll enjoy life partying, etc.
This performance would be like her Brits performance of this song.
She'll drink a glass of liquor, talk to the audience.
21. Drunk On Love
This suit after the 'Cheers' performance. Act like drunk, but still sing from the heart.
22. Don't Stop The Music
Some choreo at "mamase mamasa mama kusa" would be enough for this since the next song needs the choreo a lot.
23. Where Have You Been
She can do whatever with this and it will slay.
24. Introductory video
About Rihanna's whole career, achievements, even the scandals.
25. Take A Bow
The usual 'Take A Bow' performance, sitting, talk first.
26. Fool In Love (optional)
I doubt she'll do this, but I will be glad if I'm wrong. She definitely slay ballads.
27. We Found Love
Like the grammy performance, or a full acoustic.
28. Farewell Reprise
Only the back up singers will sing as she bids goodbye to the audience and thank them.
*NOTE: Chorus = Hook!
As much as I wanted to include 'Russian Roulette' and 'Pon de Replay' here, I just don't think Rihanna will include them herself.
Thanks for the read!
Is there any way, I could send this to DJ or Rihanna, herself.
I don't have Twitter, can some of you twit this thread at her. Just wanted her to read this! Thanks a lot.