Beyonce Announces ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ World Tour
Just hours after performing at the Super Bowl halftime show last night, Beyonce announced her first tour in more than three years: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
The tour will kick off on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia, and Mrs. Carter will finish a European leg of the tour with a show in Stockholm, Sweden on May 29. After taking about a month off, she will begin the North American portion of the tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 28. She will then play just about every major market in the U.S., along with a couple stops in Canada, before closing out the tour at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 3. Other cities she will stop in on the arena tour include Las Vegas, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
After these dates, Beyonce is set to take her show overseas again with stints in Latin America, Australia and Asia. Dates for that portion of the tour will be announced at a later time.
Beyonce’s opening stop at the Staples Center is part of the BET Experience at L.A. Live, which is taking place June 28-30. Other performers taking part in the three-day festival include Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Miguel, Erykah Badu, the Jacksons, New Edition and Kendrick Lamar.
At the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Beyonce performed a 13-minute set of eight songs that included “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” “Crazy Love” and a previously announced Destiny’s Child Reunion. Shortly after performing, Beyonce posted an open letter on her Tumblr page.
“What a proud day for African American women!!!!” she wrote. “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.”
Her note referenced her fellow Destiny’s Child singers Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Alicia Keys sang the national anthem before the game, and Jennifer Hudson performed “America the Beautiful” before that.