4

Rihanna Downsizes from Phoenix to Tucson

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Rihanna's July 22 stop at Phoenix's Cricket Wireless Pavilion has been moved to Tucson, reports media down south.

Before you get your panties in a bunch about SB 1070 boycotts remember that Tucson is actually still part of Arizona (it's convenient to forget sometimes, I know) and that the venue she's moved to, Casino del Sol's AVA is apparently about a quarter the size of Cricket.

So, yeah, I'm happy to go on record as saying that Rihanna (pictured right contorting herself at a Phoenix show last year) simply can't sell tickets here. Nope, this ain't political.

Actually, though, which is sadder? Either way, the Valley's Rihanna fans will now now have to shut up and drive... south on I-10.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.