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Rihanna postpones 'Anti' tour until March

After being forced to pull out of the Grammys because of bronchitis, Rihanna has postponed the start of her Anti world tour until next month.

Originally slated to kick off Feb. 26 at San Diego’s Viejas Arena, the trek will now kick off March 12 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The tour’s first eight stops — including San Jose, Phoenix, multiple dates in Texas, New Orleans and Atlanta — have shifted from February and March to May, a rep for the singer confirmed to the Times on Thursday.

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“Production delays” were cited for the postponement.

Earlier this week, the pop singer had to pull out of a planned performance at the Grammys in the eleventh hour due to a bout with bronchitis.

"Based on Rihanna's examination, after Grammy rehearsal today, Rihanna's doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal chords," a statement from the singer read. "The antibiotics she has been on for three days did not kill the infection adequately, therefore she cannot perform safely."

Rihanna was set to debut a live performance of "Kiss It Better" from her recently released album, "Anti."

The "Anti" world tour is the singer’s first solo world tour since 2013. In 2014, she hit the road with Eminem for a limited stadium run.

Travis Scott will open for the North American leg; Big Sean and the Weeknd will join her in Europe.

Rihanna will play two dates at the Forum, on May 3 and 4.

gerrick.kennedy@latimes.com

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