Fresh off her high profile performance at Super Bowl 47, Beyonce has announced a new world tour that will be stopping at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun this August.
Called the “Mrs. Carter Show,” it is her first since 2009’s “I Am…” tour and her first tour since marrying Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. The tour steps off in Europe April 15 before moving to North America in June. The Mohegan date is Aug. 2, and goes on sale Friday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices have not been released yet.
Beyonce certainly knows how to capitalize on buzz. For months the singer stoked the flames of a Destiny’s Child reunion before confirming for Super Bowl 47.
There was the little lip-synching speedbump of this year’s Presidential Inauguration, where a pre-recorded version of the national anthem was used rather than a live performance for fear of the cold weather’s effects on her voice.
Sunday night’s Super Bowl half time show should quell any of the held-over controversy, as Beyonce gave strong vocal and physical performances. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams probably won’t join the tour for a continued Destiny’s Child reunion, though the three played a solid medly of their classics like “Independent Women” and “Bootylicious.” Williams and Rowland then stayed on for part of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”
A feature-length documentary on Beyonce called “Life Is But A Dream” will air on HBO the day after the Mohegan concert goes on sale, Feb. 16. The film boasts “unprecedented access” to the star and her family.