Rihanna Delays Anti Tour Start Date Due to Production Problems

Rihanna has pushed back her concert dates for her Anti tour.

PEOPLE can confirm that the Barbadian singer has postponed her start date by two weeks due to production problems.

In addition, Rihanna, 27, has rescheduled eight dates for May including gigs in San Diego, Oakland, San Jose, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix and New Orleans.

The 8-time Grammy winner was slated to kick off her 40-date concert series on Feb. 26 in San Diego. Her tour will now begin on March 12 in Jacksonville, Florida.

This news comes days after Rihanna canceled her Grammys performance due to 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 rep for the singer told PEOPLE. “The antibiotics she has been on for three days did not kill the infection adequately; therefore, she cannot perform safely.”

The “Work” singer will start in North America with special guest Travi$ Scott then will travel to Europe in June with Big Sean and The Weeknd.

See the updated list of tour dates below:

March 12 – Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Arena

March 13 – Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena

March 15 – Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena

March 18 – Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena

March 19 – Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena

March 20 – Charlotte, NC, The Time Warner Cable Arena

March 22 – Washington, DC, Verizon Center

March 23 – Buffalo, NY, First Niagara Center

March 24 – Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills

March 26 – Hartford, CT, XL Center

March 27 – Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center

March 30 – Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center

April 2 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center

April 3 – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo

April 5 – Quebec City, QC, Centre Videotron

April 6 – Montreal, QC, Bell Centre

April 7 – Montreal, QC, Bell Centre

April 9 – Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena

April 10 – Boston, MA, TD Garden

April 13 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre

April 14 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre

April 15 – Chicago, IL, United Center

April 18 – Winnipeg, MS, MTS Centre

April 20 – Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place

April 21 – Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome

April 23 – Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena

April 24 – Seattle, WA, KeyArena

April 27 – Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena

April 29 – Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay

April 30 – Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay

May 1 – Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena

May 3 – Los Angeles, CA, Forum

May 4 – Los Angeles, CA, Forum

May 6 – San Jose, CA, SAP Center

May 7 – Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena

May 9 – San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena

May 13 – Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center

May 14 – Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center

May 15 – Houston, TX, Toyota Center

May 17 – New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center

May 18 – Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena

• Reporting by JULIE JORDAN

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