Between numerous television appearances, promotional performances in support of latest album Rated R, and filming the video for her next single, Rihanna found time to announce a string of dates in various UK arenas beginning in May 2010.

The mini tour, as promoted by Live-Nation, will hit eight venues across the UK, with tickets going on sale this Friday, December 11. Dates below.

May 07 - Birmingham LG Arena
May 08 - Liverpool Echo Arena
May 10 - London O2 Arena
May 13 - Sheffield Arena
May 14 - Nottingam Arena
May 16 - Manchester Evening News Arena
May 17 - Newcastle Arena
May 19 - Glasgow SECC

Rihanna recently made mention of a "daring" and "somewhat of a spectacle" world tour, while on the set of the video for her next single, Hard. The tour is slated to begin in spring 2010, although no dates have thus been confirmed.

mp3: Rihanna (featuring Evan Roberts and Jeezy) - Hard (Starkiller Remix)