Fresh from her widely praised Super Bowl performance, singer Beyonce has announced a new concert schedule for a four-month “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” that includes a date at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul: July 18.
It will be her first appearance at Xcel.
Beyonce will be touring to support her next studio album, which has not yet been given a name or release date, the Hollywood Reporter notes.
The press release (below) notes that tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com. Here’s the promo vid:
The press release:
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation announced today that “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” starring Beyoncé will make a stop in Saint Paul on Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
“The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date. It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Slated to run for almost one year, the second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia.
Following her historic performance last night at the Pepsi SuperBowl XLVII Halftime Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, Beyoncé officially returns to a full-time touring schedule, her first since the “I AM…WORLD TOUR” in 2009, with a new, bolder state-of-the-art production.
Fans can join the Beyhive Blog for free at http://www.beyonce.com to access exclusive content, pre-sale tickets, VIP packages and more, including an exclusive MasterCard package to the Bey Stage. A limited number of tickets to “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” will be available early for purchase in the U.S. and Europe. Fans can sign up now for the chance to be among the first to purchase tickets. Pepsi, MasterCard and Coty sponsor “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.”
Beyoncé’s last tour, the critically acclaimed and incredibly successful, “I AM…WORLD TOUR” was ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tour chart. The show thrilled more than 1.1 million fans at more than one hundred shows in 32 countries and six continents across the globe.
Beyoncé is one of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop culture. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, she has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including 16 Grammy Awards. Billboard named her the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade. The Recording Industry Association of America also recognized Beyoncé as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s.
The critics have consistently praised her energetic stage shows likening her to the best entertainers of the past with her own brand of sass and class that makes her the artist of the future. “Beyoncé has a breathtaking need to entertain,” said Ben Ratliff of the New York Times and Chantal Eustace of the Vancouver Sun summed it up writing, “Beyoncé twisted all the theatrics into her musical performance flawlessly, demonstrating her many talents as an artist.”
On February 16, HBO will premiere “Life Is But A Dream,” an intimate feature-length documentary film directed and produced by Beyoncé for Parkwood Entertainment. The film provides unprecedented access into the on and off-stage world of the entertainer.
The North American tour is promoted by Live Nation Global Touring and is produced by Parkwood Entertainment.