Beyonce formally announced the tour dates for her Mrs. Carter Show world tour on her website Sunday night.
Beyonce will kick off in Belgrade on April 15 and make eight stops in the UK and Ireland between April 29 and May 7.
The singer will then take a month off between the European tour’s end in Stockholm on May 29 and resume at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 28.
In an ode to her husband Jay-Z – whose real name Shawn Carter inspired the name of the tour – Beyonce will end the tour on August 3 in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
The show will be at the newly built Barclay’s Center, which Jay-Z owns a share of and where the couple rent out a basement suite for $1million per year.
The title was first leaked on Friday when ticketing giant LiveNation accidentally posted a promotional poster for Beyonce’s not-yet-announced world tour on its UK site.
In the promotional image published Friday, Beyonce 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.
Beyonce, who celebrated her daughter’s first birthday on January 7, had been keeping mum on any plans to return on tour until last week at an NFL press conference.
Instead, she was joined by her former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams – as well as a couple of holograms of herself.
“I may have an announcement after the performance,” she said Thursday.
“Fans should just stay tuned to see.”
The tour’s name has also fuelled speculation that Beyonce and Jay-Z might perform together, and there were even rumors the 43-year-old rap star would join his wife onstage when she performed during this Sunday’s half-time show.beyonce, destiny s child, Jay-Z, world tour dates