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Rihanna, Jonas Brothers cancel tour dates amid slump in sales of concert tickets

07/09/2010 by Corinne Heller

Rihanna, Jonas Brothers cancel tour dates amid slump in sales of concert tickets (AP Photo)R&B singer Rihanna has axed a total of six dates from her "Last Girl on Earth" tour of North America so far, following what appears to be a slump in summer concert sales and amid cancellations of gigs by American Idol's top 10 finalists and the Jonas Brothers.

Rihanna and her supporting act, pop singer Ke$ha, will not perform in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Arizona and Texas, the website of concert firm Live Nation shows. The singers have not commented.

The tour also began on July 4 in Vancouver instead of on July 2, when a gig near Seattle was scrapped.

Gary Bongiovanni, editor of the concert trade publication Pollstar, told the USA Today newspaper the 100 top touring acts showed a 20 percent drop in gross revenue and total ticket sales from January through the end of June, compared to last year's sales in that time period.

The Jonas Brothers have canceled at least 17 of their 45 summer dates, which feature Demi Lovato, according to Live Nation.

Rihanna's remaining tour dates are as follows:

July 9 - ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA 07:30 PM
July 10 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
July 14 - Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
July 17 - Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV
July 21 - STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
July 24 - Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, TX
July 25 - AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
July 30 - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre At the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
July 31 - AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
Aug 5 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
Aug 7 - Centre Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Aug 8 - Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
Aug 11 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Canceled Rihanna shows:
July 2 - White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
July 15 - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
July 22 - Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
July 24 - Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX
July 28 - Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
Aug 3 - Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN