Rihanna hit up the O2 arena on Monday for the second night of a three-night run at the famed London concert venue, and she had a special treat for those in attendance.
In footage posted on Idolator, the singer wraps up her classic track “Umbrella,” and then takes a quick breath before telling the excited crowd, “I love you so much. Thank you.” Next, the opening notes of “We Found Love” kick in, setting off a party vibe. This was the first time Rih has performed the Talk That Talk single live in the lead-up to her November 21 album release.
In the clip, she bounces around the stage with her backup dancers, shouting to the room, “Make some f—ing noise!” As the song wraps, glitter falls from the rafters with Rihanna descending from the stage to close out the show. After the concert, fans began tweeting positive feedback about the star’s performance.
“@Rihanna killed it tonight at the o2 one of the best gigs ever!” @chaders92 wrote. “Never wanted it to end #LOUDtourUK”
@ZeniKristinaN added, “@Rihanna killed it tonight! And yess we made HISTORY on this very night! #LOUDtour2011″
Excitement over the show didn’t let up with @Charlie_Dybell writing, “@Rihanna was immense. Girl can put on a mother of a show! #LondonO2fiveof10″
“We Found Love” Is the first single released off Rihanna’s sixth album. Last Friday, she dropped the Dr. Luke-produced track “You Da One.” “This is one of those records, it becomes very addictive,” she told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show about her second single. “To me, it’s very infectious: the more you listen to it, the more you want to listen to it. It had a reggae vibe, but it’s a sweet little love letter. I love the record. It’s kind of dirty, I love it.”
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