The 2013 Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Starring BEYONCE Kicks Off In Europe April 15th

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS JUNE 28TH

PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT announced that THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR starring BEYONCE kicks off in Europe on APRIL 15, 2013. With stops in twenty European cities, including Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France and a four-night stint at The 02 in London, UK, this is Beyoncé’s first multi-city tour in over three years. PEPSI, MASTERCARD and COTY are the sponsors of THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR.

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Starring BEYONCE.  (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records, Elle Muliarchyk for Parkwood Entertainment)

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Starring BEYONCE. (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records, Elle Muliarchyk for Parkwood Entertainment)

LIVE NATION also announced today that Beyoncé’s NORTH AMERICAN TOUR begins on June 28 in Los Angeles, California. The tour will travel to over twenty cities throughout North America this summer, including Brooklyn, New York at the BARCLAYS CENTER, Atlanta, Georgia, at the GWINNETT CENTER, Houston, Texas at the TOYOTA CENTER, Toronto, Ontario at AIR CANADA CENTRE, and Boston, Massachusetts at TD GARDEN.

BEYONCE‘s last tour, the critically acclaimed and incredibly successful, I AM…WORLD TOUR was ranked #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.

The MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR is expected to be and promises 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.

A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, she has released four #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 her as the TOP CERTIFIED ARTIST OF THE 2000S.

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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.”

THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR STARRING BEYONCE: European World Tour 2013 Itinerary:
April 15 Belgrade, Serbi      Kombank Arena                    On Sale Mon. Feb 11
April 17 Zagreb, Croatia      Arena Zagreb                                         On Sale Mon.  Feb 11
April 19 Bratislava, Slovakia Slovnaft Arena                                  On Sale Fri. Feb 8
April 22 Amsterdam, Holland   Ziggo Dome                                   On Sale Fri. Feb 8
April 24 Paris, France      Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy    On Sale Mon. Feb 11
April 25 Paris, France      Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy    On Sale Mon. Feb 11
April 26 Birmingham, UK       LG Arena                                              On Sale Sat.  Feb 23
April 29 London, UK           The O2                                                        On Sale Sat. Feb 23
April 30 London, UK           The O2                                                        On Sale Sat.  Feb 23
May 01   London, UK           The O2                                                       On Sale Sat. Feb 23
May 03   London, UK           The O2                                                       On Sale Sat. Feb 23
May 07   Manchester, UK       Manchester Arena                            On Sale Sat. Feb 23
May 11   Dublin, Ireland      The O2                                                      On Sale Mon. Feb 11
May 12   Dublin, Ireland      The O2                                                      On Sale Mon. Feb 11
May 14   Antwerp, Belgium     Sportpaleis                                        On Sale Fri. Feb 8
May 17   Zurich, Switzerland  Hallenstadion                   On Sale Mon. Feb 11
May 18   Milan, Italy         Mediolanum Forum               On Sale Fri. Feb 8
May 20   Montpellier, France  Park & Suites Arena                      On Sale Mon. Feb 11
May 22   Munich, Germany      Olympiahalle                                   On Sale Fri. Feb 15
May 24   Berlin, Germany      O2 World                                             On Sale Fri. Feb 15
May 25   Warsaw, Poland        National Stadium-Orange Warsaw Festival
May 27   Copenhagen, Denmark  Forum                           On Sale Mon. Feb 11
May 28   Oslo, Norway         Telenor Arena                                       On Sale Mon. Feb 11
May 29   Stockholm, Sweden    Ericsson Globe Arena                On Sale Mon. Feb 11

On June 28, BEYONCE returns to Los Angeles, California as part of the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE at the STAPLES CENTER.  She is set to headline the first of the three-night STAPLES CONCERT series. And continuing her successful run at international music festivals, following a headlining night at Glastonbury in 2011, she is confirmed to headline at the world’s largest music festival, ROCK IN RIO, on its first night, SEPTEMBER 13 at the “CITY OF ROCK” in RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. In the past, Rock in Rio has set records for its massive crowds and its powerful media drive. The North American tour is promoted by LIVE NATION GLOBAL TOURING and is produced by PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT.

Beyonce & Destiny's Child  performing at the 2013 Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Beyonce & Destiny’s Child performing at the 2013 Super Bowl Half-Time Show

THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR STARRING BEYONCE: NORTH AMERICAN WORLD TOUR 2013 ITINERARY:
June 28 Los Angeles                     BET Experience/Staples Center                  On Sale Mon. Feb.11

Jun-29 Las Vegas, NV                   MGM Grand Garden Arena                         On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-2   San Jose, CA                    HP Pavilion at San Jose                        On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-5   Oklahoma City, OK               Chesapeake Energy Arena                        On Sale Fri. Feb. 15
Jul-6   Dallas, TX                      American Airlines Center                       On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-9   Ft. Lauderdale, FL              BB&T Center                                    On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-10  Miami, FL                       American Airlines Arena                        On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-12  Atlanta, GA                     The Arena @ Gwinnett Center                    On Sale Sat. Feb. 16
Jul-13  Nashville, TN                   Bridgestone Arena                              On Sale Fri. Feb. 15
Jul-15  Houston, TX                     Toyota Center                                  On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-17  Chicago, IL                     United Center                                  On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-18  St. Paul, MN                    Xcel Energy Center                             On Sale Fri. Feb. 15
Jul-20  Detroit, MI                     The Palace of Auburn Hills                     On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-21  Toronto, ON                     Air Canada Centre                              On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-22  Montreal, QC                    Bell Centre                                    On Sale Sat. Feb. 9
Jul-23  Boston, MA                      TD Garden                                      On Sale Mon. Feb. 11
Jul-25  Philadelphia, PA                Wells Fargo Center                             On Sale Fri. Feb. 15
Jul-26  Atlantic City, NJ               Boardwalk Hall                                 On Sale Fri. Feb. 15
Jul-27  Charlotte, NC                   Time Warner Cable Arena                        On Sale Fri. Feb. 15
Jul-29  Washington, DC                  Verizon Center                                 On Sale Mon. Feb. 15
Aug-2   Uncasville, CT                  Mohegan Sun                                    On Sale Fri. Feb. 15
Aug-3   Brooklyn, NY                    Barclays Center                                On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

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.

Fans can join the Beyhive Blog for free at 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 US and Europe. Fans can sign up now for the chance to be among the first to purchase tickets. Public sales for the European dates start on Friday, February 8.  North American dates begin on Monday, February 11, 2013 at www.ticketmaster.com.   A complete list of tour dates, markets and on-sale dates follow.  Additional information including on-sale times in all markets, available at www.beyonce.com For complete tour and ticketing information, please visit www.livenation.com and www.beyonce.com

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: TICKETMASTER.COM, LIVE NATION CONCERTS, ARTIST NATION and LIVE NATION NETWORK. www.Ticketmaster.com is the global event-ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power LIVE NATION NETWORK, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

PEPSICO is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. The main businesses – QUAKER, TROPICANA, GATORADE, FRITO-LAY and PEPSI-COLA – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. For more information, please visit http://www.pepsico.com Beyoncé recently announced a major endorsement deal with Pepsico to represent the brand across many platforms, including social media and print advertising.

MASTERCARDwww.mastercard.com, is a leading technology company in the global payments industry. The company operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

COTY is a new emerging leader in beauty with net revenues of $4.6 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Coty’s product offerings include such global brands as ADIDAS, BEYONCE, CALVIN KLEIN, CHLOE, DAVIDOFF, MARC JACOBS, OPI, PHILOSOPHY, PLAYBOY, RIMMEL and SALLY HANSEN.