Still up in the north, the weather has been great and the grass is finally down, god what job it has been, not so easy when the grass has grown into a field and almost three feet high, but a good neighbor on the island next lent his lawnmower machine and then it became like a children's play. During this time, the portable radio has been our entertainer during this time, the Swedish Radio P3 have been the channel mostly, which can be quite entertaining sometimes, the music is of course however very variably and not always great, however, turned out it suited the kids brilliant, especially the younger one and one song got the kids to dance. With a lot of fuss, have they managed to persuade me to post their summer favorite today, so heck, here is it, but for tomorrow i will have something really cool that i found.
Todays tune "Man Down" is a song performed by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, taken from her fifth studio album Loud (2010). The song was written by Shama "Sham" Joseph, Timothy & Theron Thomas, and Shontelle Layne. Reception of "Man Down" has been positive, with critics calling it a comeback of Rihanna's Caribbean-tinged rhythm. The song is also included on the set list of the Loud Tour.
The music video for "Man Down" was shot in Jamaica in April 2011, and was directed by Anthony Mandler, who worked with Rihanna for most of her music videos. On May 1, 2011, Rihanna posted three images from the shoot via Twitter. One of the images showed her on a beach wearing a white Dolce & Gabbana dress, while another image showed her riding a bike in Portland Parish. In an interview with MTV News on May 16, 2011, Mandler discussed the music video more in depth:
"We shot the video last month in Jamaica and it's my favorite song she's ever recorded, so I was really excited to get involved. And it's just one of those songs that demands a strong narrative and visual, and let's just say she let me go all the way. So I think you can expect something that's dramatic and shocking and intense and emotional and uplifting and enlightening.”
The video premiered on 106 & Park on May 31, 2011.
Here is some dates from her fourth concert tour ”Loud Tour” Performing in over twenty countries in the Americas and Europe, the tour will support Rihanna’s fifth studio album, Loud.
July 21, 2011, East Rutherford, United States, Izod Center
July 22, 2011, Uncasville, Mohegan Sun Arena
July 23, 2011, Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
July 24, 2011, Boston, TD Garden
August 5, 2011, Bridgetown, Barbados, Kensington Oval
September 17, 2011, São Paulo, Brazil, Anhembi Sambadrome
September 18, 2011, Belo Horizonte, Mineirinho
September 21, 2011, Brasília, Nilson Nelson Gymnasium
September 23, 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Parque Olímpico Cidade do Rock
September 29, 2011, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Odyssey Arena
September 30, 2011, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Odyssey Arena
October 1, 2011, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Odyssey Arena
October 3, 2011, Dublin, Ireland, The O2
October 5, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
October 6, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
October 7, 2011, Liverpool, Echo Arena Liverpool
October 9, 2011, Manchester, Manchester Evening News Arena
October 10, 2011, Glasgow, Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
October 11, 2011, Glasgow, Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
October 13, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
October 15, 2011, Birmingham, LG Arena
October 16, 2011, Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
October 19, 2011, Lyon, France, Halle Tony Garnier
October 20, 2011, Paris, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
October 21, 2011, Paris, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
October 22, 2011, Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
October 25, 2011, Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
October 26, 2011, Frankfurt, Festhalle Frankfurt
October 28, 2011, Herning, Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen
October 30, 2011, Oslo, Norway, Oslo Spektrum
October 31, 2011, Malmö, Sweden, Malmö Arena
November 1, 2011, Stockholm, Ericsson Globe
November 2, 2011, Stockholm, Ericsson Globe
November 4, 2011, Hannover, Germany, TUI Arena
November 5, 2011, Leipzig, Arena Leipzig
November 7, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
November 8, 2011, Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena
November 9, 2011, Arnhem, Netherlands, GelreDome XS
November 11, 2011, Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
November 13, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
November 14, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
November 15, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
November 18, 2011, Birmingham, LG Arena
November 19, 2011, Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
November 21, 2011, Manchester, Manchester Evening News Arena
November 22, 2011, Nottingham, Capital FM Arena Nottingham
November 23, 2011, Glasgow, Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
November 25, 2011, Dublin, Ireland, The O2
November 27, 2011, Newcastle, England, Metro Radio Arena
November 28, 2011, Manchester, Manchester Evening News Arena
November 29, 2011, Birmingham, National Indoor Arena
December 1, 2011, London, The O2 Arena
December 2, 2011, Manchester, Manchester Evening News Arena
December 4, 2011, Hamburg, Germany, O2 World Hamburg
December 6, 2011, Łódź, Poland, Atlas Arena
December 7, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
December 8, 2011, Budapest, Hungary, Budapest Sports Arena
December 10, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
December 11, 2011, Turin, Italy, Torino Palasport Olimpico
December 12, 2011, Milan, Mediolanum Forum
December 14, 2011, Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi
December 15, 2011, Madrid, Palacio de Deportes
December 17, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, Pavilhão Atlântico
December 20, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
December 21, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
December 22, 2011, London, England, The O2 Arena
"Only Girl (In The World)"
"Shut Up and Drive"
"Darling Nikki" (contains excerpts from "S&M")
"Breakin' Dishes" (contains elements from "The Glamorous Life")
"The Glamorous Life"
Medley: "Run This Town" / "Live Your Life"
"Hate That I Love You"
"California King Bed"
"What's My Name?" (contains elements from "Touch Me, Tease Me")
"Cheers (Drink to That)"
"Don't Stop the Music"
"Take a Bow"
"Love the Way You Lie (Part II)"
More info @ Official Rihanna Website
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