Rihanna's concert ticket sales are so sluggish, reports say, she may have to call off some dates. That's not what we'd expect, but her 2010 tour had similar issues.
After poor US concert pre-sales last month, Rihanna has been advised by her manager Jay Brown to actually cancel some domestic dates on her "Loud" tour.
For example, Ri's scheduled to perform at TD Garden in Boston July 24 with Cee Lo Green. Only 3,700 tickets have been sold, with 15,000 needed to break even.
Rihanna split from her first manager, Marc Jordan, who launched her career, over a disagreement after her 2010 tour. A rep for Jordan declined to comment.
Her new manager, Brown, is part of Jay-Z's Roc Nation and promises "changes." But an insider said, "She should've been doing theaters and smaller venues."
She still demands the bells and whistles to make it a blow-out show, too: "Normal diva requests," an insider said, "which is tolerated, when you make money."
Hey, it could be worse ... like Chris Brown's career.