The Good Girl Gone Bad Tour was the second overall and first world concert tour by Rihanna, in support of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad. The setlist was composed of songs mostly from Good Girl Gone Bad but also included some songs from her first two albums. Akon was selected as the opening act for the Canadian dates of the North American leg, while Ciara and David Jordan supported the UK dates of the European leg. Chris Brown joined the tour during the Oceanian leg.
The show featured Rihanna wearing revealing leather costumes during each show. Many changes were made to the set list throughout the tour. The original set list features a cover of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” and during the European leg of the tour, the set list was shortened to fifteen songs. In the third set list of the Oceanian and Asian leg, the show ended with an encore. A DVD of the Manchester concert at the Manchester Arena titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live was released on June 17, 2008.
The tour presented a whole new image as she wore very provocative and revealing leather costumes during each show. The stage was elaborate, consisting of a large set of stairs; two large LCD screens which showed images of Rihanna and special-made clips during the concert; and six slim LCD screens which were evenly spaced out, with three on the left and three on the right. The stage also consisted of thousands of lights which flashed in different colors, there was also a huge LCD screen in the middle of the stage which was mainly focused on Rihanna performing. The stage was packed with pyrotechnics and different on-stage props which Rihanna and the dancers used during their performances. Her back-up singers and band were on either side on the stage.
In April-May 2008, Rihanna joined Kanye West’s Glow In The Dark Tour as the opening act.
“Pon de Replay”
“Break It Off”
“Is This Love” (Bob Marley cover)
“Kisses Don’t Lie”
“Good Girl Gone Bad”
“Hate That I Love You”
“Sell Me Candy”
“Don’t Stop The Music”
“Push Up on Me”
“Shut Up and Drive”
BROADCASTS AND DVD:
The show from Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, on December 6, 2007, was recorded and later released on June 17, 2008, as a live DVD titled Good Girl Gone Bad Live. The DVD also included the documentary of Rihanna and her band’s journey and life on tour.
On September 24, 2007, the show from Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, was recorded and made available for online broadcast on MSN Music. It quickly became popular and broke records, as it was viewed over one million times online in the first week only. Rihanna’s concert was the most-streamed show by a single artist on MSN Music in 2007. Rihanna’s concert in Ischgl, Austria, On December 1, 2007, was taped and aired on Austrian national television. The concert was free.