Mr. Rihanna - aka r 'n' b star Chris Brown - will play Dublin and Belfast in 2009.

The 19-year-old, who released his second album 'Exclusive' this year, will play the following dates:

January 7th: Odyssey Arena, Belfast (£38/£35)
January 8th:
The O2, Dublin (€56.80/€51.80/€41.20)

Tickets are on sale next Thursday, November 20th, from usual outlets.