Feeling symptoms of Beyoncé withdrawal? Perhaps brought on by the sheer awesomeness of last night’s Super Bowl halftime extravaganza? And no doubt exacerbated by her digital clones in those Busby-Berkeley-style dance numbers? Not to worry: Queen Bey has the cure.
Shortly after taking to the stage with a show that won Monday morning raves (and inspired not a few tweets suggsting her electric performance was responsible for the blackout at the beginning of the game’s third quarter), the superstar’s official website announced dates for an upcoming world tour, beginning with an April 15 concert in Belgrade. The five-month tour, hitting cities from Antwerp to Atlanta, will conclude Aug. 3 in Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclays Center—the new arena that is closely associated with her husband, Jay-Z (a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA team based there).
And the Barclays Center date is not the only nod to the Brooklyn-born Jay-Z (né Shawn Carter): Though Beyoncé takes the stage as a solo act, the official name for her swing around the globe is the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
As for the other “Independent Women” who performed with Beyoncé at the halftime show? Kelly Rowland’s new single “Kisses Down Low” was recently released, and Michelle Williams will soon appear in the world-tour version of the musical Fela!