Kanye West, Rihanna Set First Joint Show
Through a fluke, a joint concert between Kanye West and Rihanna seems to have been confirmed. Live Nation in Finland recently posted a show billed to “Kanye & Rihanna,” set to take place on July 25th in Tallinn, Estonia; the on-sale date was listed as March 5th. A user on the Kanye to The message board spotted the posting, which has since been removed, though Consequence of Sound has posted a screen shot of the listing.
Spokespeople for West, Rihanna and Live Nation did not immediately reply to requests for comment, and no information on that other dates has surfaced. It’s safe to assume, though, that the pair would be planning more than a one-off in Tallinn.
West, who has been teasing his new album, is currently serving as the executive producer of Rihanna’s upcoming new album, which ostensibly is also due out soon. The artists also recently collaborated on the song “FourFiveSeconds” with Paul McCartney.
The three musicians performed the song together at the Grammys, where West explained how it came together on the red carpet to Ryan Seacrest. “I said I’d done a few songs with Paul McCartney and she couldn’t get past this record,” the rapper said. “She had to have it on her album…. So now we at the Grammys doing it.”
In another interview with Seacrest, the rapper likened Rihanna’s vocals to Annie Lennox’s and praised the energy in her voice on the song. “She even brought it to another level of soul and heart and artistry — key word of the week, ‘artistry’ — and I said, OK, cool,” he said.
Complex speculated that a 2015 West-Rihanna tour was in the works, based on un-sourced art the fact that Rihanna was offering VIP tickets to see West live as part of a charity auction.
Rihanna previously opened for West on the rapper’s Glow in the Dark tour in 2008.