Beyonce formally announced that she will be embarking on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on her website Sunday night, just hours after performing at the Super Bowl.
The singer’s new tour will kick off in Belgrade on April 15, and will make 8 stops in the UK. After that, Beyonce will take a month off, before resuming at Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 28. Beyonce will end her tour in her husband’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York, on August 3.
Her final performance will happen at the newly built Barclay’s Center, which Jay-Z owns a share of, and the couple rent a basement suite for $1 million per year.
The title was first leaked on Friday when ticketing giant LiveNation accidentally posted a promotional poster for the 31-year-old pop star’s not-yet-announced world tour on its UK site.
In the promotional image published Friday, Knowles looks every bit the queen of pop with a billowing Victorian updo topped with a crown and golden royal-looking garb.
The snap appears to be part of a royal theme for her performances, which was also used as the story line for an O2 advert released last week that promoted the UK leg of her tour.
The clip opens to a drumming tune as a pair of ladies in waiting dress the singer in a wildly over-the-top gold beaded bodice.
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And the camera zooms in on her neck sash, which features a bedazzled inset image of her husband, rapper Jay-Z aka Shawn Carter.
She is then fitted with a coronet and a sceptre before marching through a set of opening doors.
Her full outfit is revealed, as we see her strutting through her royal chambers in over-the knee red boots and a long royal blue cape.
The Crazy in Love singer is flanked by her touring crew, including dancers, Les Twins, as dancing guards who sway about to tunes played by a DJ dressed as a court jester.
I wonder how much tickets will go for – on her tour. I think she’d be amazing to see live, but I’m just not down with paying hundreds of dollars to see someone perform.