Beyonce preps for worldwide "Mrs. Carter Show" extravaganza
Following her halftime performance at Sunday's (2/3) Super Bowl, Beyonce unveiled plans for a worldwide tour, dubbed "The Mrs. Carter Show."
The extensive international outing gets underway in eastern Europe in mid-April and makes its way to North America more than two months later. The domestic leg kicks off June 28 in Los Angeles and continues through 22 major markets. The current arena tour wraps up Aug. 3 in Brooklyn, NY.
Public on-sales for European shows begin Feb. 8, while North American dates become available Feb. 11. More information about tickets is available at the performer's website.
"The Mrs. Carter Show" tour will mark Beyonce's first outing since 2009's "I Am...World Tour," which ranked at the top of Billboard's Hot Tours chart for that year. The 16-time Grammy winner has been working on a solo album with Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, http://www.missinfo.tv/index.php/beyonce-gq-cover-story-speaks-on-new-album-world-tour-and-collaborations/Justin Timberlake and The Dream, according to a recent interview with GQ magazine.
"We all started in the '90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us," Beyonce said. "I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences. There's a bit of D'Angelo, some '60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross."
Beyonce and her former all-girl group, Destiny's Child, reconnected last year to create "Love Songs," a best-of set containing the trio's first new track in eight years. That 14-track set hit retailers Jan. 29 via Sony Legacy.
15 - Belgrade, Serbia - Kombank Arena
17 - Zagreb, Croatia - Arena Zagreb
19 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Slovnaft Arena
22 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
24, 25 - Paris, France - Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
26 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - LG Arena
29, 30 - London, United Kingdom - The O2
1, 3 - London, United Kingdom - The O2
7 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Arena
11, 12 - Dublin, Ireland - The O2
14 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
17 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
18 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
20 - Montpelier, France - Park & Suites Arena
22 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
24 - Berlin, Germany - O2 World
25 - Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium
27 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
28 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe Arena
28 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
29 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
2 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
5 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
6 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
9 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
10 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
12 - Atlanta, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
13 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
15 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
17 - Chicago, IL - United Center
18 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
20 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
21 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
22 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
23 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
25 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
26 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
27 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
29 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
2 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
3 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center