October 31st, 2012
06:09 PM ET
Ahead of the November 19 global release of her newest album, "Unapologetic," Rihanna's launching an ambitious mini-tour.
The singer will do seven different shows in seven different countries over a span of seven days starting November 14.
If you haven't picked up on it yet, the number seven is important, as "Unapologetic" is her seventh studio album in seven years. (Does anyone else have the urge to play the lottery after reading that?)
Joining her on her "777 Tour" will be fans from the "Rihanna Navy," as the singer's supporters are called, as well as more than 150 journalists representing 82 countries. They'll all be carted around a Boeing 777 twinjet, of course.
A statement from her label didn't specify the places she'll visit, but did promise that each stop will be an "intimate" performance, and that one of them will be in the U.K.
In the meantime, those anxious for the full "Unapologetic" experience should start saving up - the limited edition version of Ri's album, called the Diamonds Executive Platinum Box, comes with a pricetag of $250.
In addition to a deluxe CD of "Unapologetic," recipients will find a 40-page "custom Rihanna notebook" containing lyrics and notes; an 11 x 17 note to fans written by the singer; a unisex shirt featuring an image from one of Ri's "Unapologetic" photo shoots; a collectible colored vinyl of "Diamonds" remixes; seven laptop stickers; a 2GB USB drive; a custom-made View-Master featuring 3-D images of Rihanna's "style transformation," and a few other items.
(If you can't swing $250, but don't want to settle for just the album, there's also a "Diamonds Deluxe Edition Box" for $75.)
Hopefully we'll get another sampling of what's to come on "Unapologetic" when Rihanna returns to "Saturday Night Live" as a musical guest on November 10. (Anne Hathaway is on board to host.)
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