Beyoncé announces world tour

    Beyoncé’s Super Bowl half time show was just a warm up as the diva announced her plans for a world tour!

    Hours after she left the field smoking from her halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII, Bey revealed that she’s got her eye on world domination for the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

    Kicking off in Serbia on April 15, Bey will do her shows abroad for the first leg of the tour before touching down stateside for the US portion of her tour in June

    And as if a Beyoncé concert wasn’t a big enough production to begin with, she’s teamed up with BET to maker her June 28 show in Los Angeles the kick off of the BET Experience at L.A. Live. She’s headlining the first of three nights at the Staples Center, which will lead up to this year’s BET Awards.

    “This is the next step in our evolution of the BET Awards weekend.  I am proud to say that what we have planned is the greatest celebration of music, entertainment, and culture and I’m thrilled to have Beyoncé kick off our festivities,” said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks.  “We are pleased to have the perfect partner in AEG to pull off our inaugural BET Experience.”

    Beyoncé announced her tour in a promo video, where she’s crowned and decked out in an Elizabethan-esque costume. Appropriately, she wears the face of her hubby Jay-Z in a sash that’s draped over her shoulders. Not surprisingly, a major piece of her wardrobe is a deep blue robe in a nod to her daughter Blue Ivy.

    Check it all out when flip through the slideshow below. But first, check out the itinerary for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. 

    WORLD TOUR DATES
    April 15 – Belgrade, Serbia (Kombank Arena)
    April 17 – Zagreb, Croatia (Arena Zagreb)
    April 19 – Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovnaft Arena)
    April 22 – Amsterdam, Holland (Ziggo Dome)
    April 24 – Paris, France (Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy)
    April 25 – Paris, France (Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy)

    April 26 – Birmingham, UK (LG Arena)
    April 29 – London, UK (The O2)
    April 30 – London, UK (The O2)
    May 1 – London, UK (The O2)
    May 3 – London, UK (The O2)

    May 7 – Manchester, UK (Manchester Arena)
    
May 11 – Dublin, Ireland (The O2)
    May 12 – Dublin, Ireland (The O2)
    
May 14 – Antwerp, Belgium (Sportpaleis)
    May 17 – Zurich, Switzerland (Hallenstadion)
    May 18 – Milan, Italy (Mediolanum Forum)
    May 20 – Montpellier, France (Park & Suites Arena)
    May 22 – Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)
    May 24 – Berlin, Germany (O2 World)
    May 25 – Warsaw, Poland (National Stadium—Orange Warsaw Festival)
    May 27 – Copenhagen, Denmark (Forum)
    May 28 – Oslo, Norway (Telenor Arena)
    May 29 – Stockholm, Sweden (Ericsson Globe Arena)

    US TOUR DATES
    June 28 – Los Angeles (BET Experience/Staples Center)
    June 29 – Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
    July 2 – San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
    July 5 – Oklahoma City, OK (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
    July 6 – Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
    July 9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (BB&T Center)
    July 10 – Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
    July 12 – Atlanta, GA (The Arena @ Gwinnett Center)
    July 13 – Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
    July 15 – Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
    July 17 – Chicago, IL (United Center)
    July 18 – St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
    July 20 – Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
    July 21 – Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
    July 22 – Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
    July 23 – Boston, MA (TD Garden)
    July 25 – Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
    July 26 – Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
    July 27 – Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena)
    July 29 – Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
    August 2 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
    August 3 – Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)


     

     

    —Sonya Eskridge

     

     

     

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