Rihanna Performed American Oxygen at March Madness Music Festival

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 installment of the annual three-day event was held in Indianapolis, timed to the NCAA’s Final Four competition. And for the first time at Saturday’s March Madness Music Festival, Rihanna performed “American Oxygen” live.

RiRi was the star attraction of the Coke Zero Countdown concert at White River State Park. The singer’s set included “Diamonds,” “Stay,” “We Found Love,” and, as mentioned, “American Oxygen.” Rihanna sang about the “new America” in front of the American flag. Check out the video below.

Rihanna American Oxygen performance

Rihanna performed American Oxygen at the March Madness festival in Indianapolis Saturday night.

After Rihanna’s performance she wrote on Twitter, “Thank you Indiana!!!! I would never forget how much fun I had with you tonight!! You blew me away!!! Thank you man!! One love always”. And even though “American Oxygen” hasn’t been officially released, the crowd responded to the performance quite strongly: “You SANG EVERY F*CKING WORD!!!!”, “That sh*t legit give me goosebumps!!”

Rihanna’s song American Oxygen, only teased during March Madness and will be released in full on Tidal this weekend.

In addition to Rihanna, March Madness Music Festival performers included Imagine Dragons and Weezer, as well as Bleachers and Passion Pit on Saturday. Sunday’s shows are slated to feature Cole Swindell, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Antebellum, and the Zac Brown Band. Many of the sets have been live streamed, including Rihanna’s.

Hours after the show, the singer released the studio version of “American Oxygen” on Tidal, the new music-sharing platform she co-owns with Jay Z and other top stars. Watch Rihanna perform “American Oxygen” below.

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