Beyonce announces world tour after Super Bowl halftime show - see tour dates
Beyonce has announced a world tour, following her Super Bowl halftime performance, which featured a reunion with fellow Destiny's Child singers Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
The R&B singer announced the dates for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on her website on Sunday night, February 3, after the NFL championship game that saw the Baltimore Ravens beating the San Francisco 49ers. It is her first major tour in about three years and her first concert series since May 2012, when she performed four sold-out shows in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
During her Super Bowl halftime performance, Beyonce, wearing a black leather and lace leotard and thigh-high boots, was joined on stage by a slew of female backup dancers as well as female musicians -- including a guitarist, a bassist and a saxophonist before Rowland and Williams, sporting similar outfits, literally popped up.
They sang a medley of the Destiny's Child songs "Bootylicious" and "Independent Women" as well as Beyonce's solo hit "Single Ladies" and posed as "Charlie's Angels."
What a proud day for African-American women!!!!" Beyonce said in a handwritten message posted on her Facebook page on Sunday. "Kelly, Michelle, Alicia, Jhud & You are all beautiful, talented and showed so much class! It was an honor to perform at the Super Bowl with you phenomenal ladies. Love Beyonce.
Beyonce's spokesperson had no immediate comment about whether or not Rowland or Williams will appear at any of her concerts. The three are promoting a new Destiny's Child compilation album, which contains the R&B trio's first new song in eight years.
Madonna had also announced a world tour soon after performing at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.
Starting in April, Beyonce is set to perform in the United States, Canada and several countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, where she has four concerts at London's O2 Arena (watch the promotional video, below). Check out her new 2013 tour dates below:
The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour:
April 15, 2013 - Belgrade, Serbia - Kombank Arena
April 17, 2013 - Zagreb, Croatia - Arena Zagreb
April 19, 2013 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Slovnaft Arena
April 22, 2013 - Amsterdam, Holland - Ziggo Dome
April 24, 2013 - Paris, France - Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 25, 2013 - Paris, France - Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 26, 2013 - Birmingham, UK - LG Arena
April 29, 2013 - London, UK - The O2
April 30, 2013 - London, UK - The O2
May 1, 2013 - London, UK - The O2
May 3, 2013 - London, UK - The O2
May 7, 2013 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
May 11, 2013 - Dublin, Ireland - The O2
May 12, 2013 - Dublin, Ireland - The O2
May 14, 2013 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
May 17, 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
May 18, 2013 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
May 20, 2013 - Montpellier, France - Park & Suites Arena
May 22, 2013 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
May 24, 2013 - Berlin, Germany - O2 World
May 25, 2013 - Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium-Orange Warsaw Festival
May 27, 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
May 28, 2013 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
May 29, 2013 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe Arena
June 28, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - BET Experience-Staples Center
June 29, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 2, 2013 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 5, 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 6, 2013 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
July 9, 2013 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
July 10, 2013 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
July 12, 2013 - Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Center
July 13, 2013 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
July 15, 2013 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
July 17, 2013 - Chicago, IL - United Center
July 18, 2013 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
July 20, 2013 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 21, 2013 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
July 22, 2013 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
July 23, 2013 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
July 25, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
July 26, 2013 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
July 27, 2013 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
July 29, 2013 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
August 2, 2013 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
August 3, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Public sales for the European dates start on February 8, while tickets for her concerts in North American will go on sale on February 11 at ticketmaster.com.
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