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Beyonce announced dates for her upcoming world tour just hours after performing during the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show.
"The Mrs. Carter Show" World Tour will kick off in Serbia on April 15 and make several stops throughout Europe, the UK and Ireland until May 29. The singer, who has reportedly dropped her maiden name Knowles and legally adopted her husband Jay-Z's last name Carter, will also perform throughout North America between June 28 and Aug. 3, according to Daily Mail.
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"I may have an announcement after the performance," Beyonce teased during a pre-Super Bowl press conference. "Fans should just stay tuned to see."
Beyonce, 31, will end her tour on August 3 at Jay-Z's newly built Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. Fans have begun speculating whether the tour name is a hint at the rapper potentially being featured in the shows, as the couple has collaborated on several hits including "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," "Crazy In Love," and "Déjà Vu."
Beyonce's "I Am... Tour" reportedly grossed $119.5 million during 2009-2010 and critics now anticipate that "The Mrs. Carter Tour" could potentially outsell Madonna's 2012 world tour, which was hailed "the highest grossing tour of 2012" after raking in $228 million.
"Beyoncé is, quite simply, one of the world's biggest superstars," said Sally Cowdry, Marketing and Consumer Director at O2. They will host several of Beyonce's shows.
"We know everyone will love seeing her and we're proud to be able to offer our customers access to tickets 48 hours before general sale," she added.
Fans were left wanting more after Beyonce's halftime show and the success of her performance will undoubtedly boost ticket sales.
The mother of one opened with "Love on Top" and sang a number of fan favorites including "Crazy In Love" and "Baby Boy" before going on to perform in a surprise reunion with Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.