U.S. pop superstar Beyonce will kick off her first multi-city tour in over three years “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” with a concert in Belgrade
The gig will be held at Belgrade (Kombank) Arena on April 15.
This was announced by the Belgrade Arena on Monday.
The tour will comprise 20 European cities, including Dublin, Berlin, Paris and four shows in London.
Beyonce will start the North American tour in Los Angeles on June 28, and travel to over 20 cities stateside. She will also headline the world’s largest music festival, Rock in Rio, on September 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” will mark the singer’s most ambitious tour to date, and is slated to run for almost one year. More dates will be announced for Latin America, Australia, and Asia.
15.april 2013.g. Belgrade
The day has finally come! Beyoncé first show of ‘The Mrs. Carter Show” kicks off tonight-in Belgrade, Serbia at the Kombank Arena.
If it was Beyoncé’s wish to grab the attention – and the headlines – on the opening night of her Mrs. Carter tour, she certainly succeeded. While her bootylicious body alone is enough to catch the eye – the singer took no chances as she graced the stage in her raciest costume yet.
Beyoncé, 31, stunned concert goers in a gold sequin-encrusted bodysuit adorned with a pair of trompe l’oeil breasts – complete with protruding nipples – as she stormed the stage in Belgrade, Serbia on Monday evening.
|Bringing the heat: Beyoncé opened her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on Monday evening in a gold sequined bodysuit garnished with a set of trompe l’oeil breasts|
|International idol: The pop star kicked off the festivities in Belgrade, Serbia and will continue the tour in Europe and North America through summer|
|A little help from my friends: Designers Julien Macdonald, Peter Dundas and Dsquared2, among others, are rumoured to have contributed to the singer’s tour wardrobe|
|Although the singer started her career in clothes designed by mother Tina Knowles, she enlisted the help of some famous friends while putting together the wardrobe for her latest extravaganza.
British designer Julien Macdonald designed pieces for Beyoncé’s wardrobe.
Likewise, Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas and Dsquared2 designers Dean and Dan Caten, and Ralph and Russo are also said to have collaborated with the pop idol.
Footwear impresario Stuart Weitzman contributed the entirety of the dancing diva’s shoes.
|Humble beginnings: For the majority of her professional career, Beyoncé’s costumes were designed by mother Tina Knowles|
|Dancing queen: The fringe-lined bodysuit accentuated the singer’s every move|
|After shimmying and strutting in the racy fringe-lined, sequin-covered piece, Beyoncé slipped into a second bodysuit.
He told People magazine:’I’ve been doing shoes for so long for her, we’ve learned what she needs,’ that includes heels ‘of a special width for her to dance on’ rubberized soles ‘so she’s not slippin’ and slidin’ around’ and extra padding inside.
He added: ‘She really is interested in the way the shoe feels on her foot. ‘She absolutely has the impression of not being willing to suffer, no matter how the shoe looks on her foot.’
|Wonder Woman: A second, mesh-paneled bodysuit took the theatrics to a new level|
|Trio: Two dancers in complementary gold and black suits flanked the singer onstage|
|Queen Bey: Pop’s reigning queen took rightful ownership of her title|
|The singer put Weitzman’s shoes to work as she channeled Wonder Woman in a mesh-paneled bodysuit, which featured gold rope detailing and a PVC trimmed peplum skirt. The ensemble also included a leather collar and matching wrist cuffs. Later, a harem of dancers in complementary skirted suits flanked the Single Ladies performer. A crimson gown fastened at the chest by a gold pendant provided a bold pop of colour to an otherwise monochrome collection.|
|Quite a mane: The singer’s golden tresses fanned around her head as she clutched the microphone with a leather-cuffed wrist|
|Crowd-surfing: Beyonce parts her legion of fans as she walks through the 18,000 strong crowd|
|Meanwhile, a structured white frock with intricate beading elevated the singer to the level of royalty, as she defended her fan-given title of Queen Bey. Pucci’s influence was evident as Beyoncé stepped onstage wearing a pair of high-waisted silk shorts in a pastel print reminiscent of the Italian house’s iconic Sixties designs. She paired the shorts with a cropped, beaded jacket in a cool lavender shade. The outfit was then topped with a wide cloth belt in a tiger stripe print.|
|Know your strengths: The bold shade of crimson perfectly complemented the star’s complexion|
|Fiery: A red dress fastened at the chest with a gold pendant added flair to an otherwise colourless collection|
|Angelic: The Crazy in Love crooner dazzled in the intricately beaded confection by Ralph and Russo Couture|
|All hail: A structured white frock made the superstar appear regal|
|BEYONCE’S MRS CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR: FULL LIST OF DATES|
|EUROPEApril 15: Belgrade, Serbia / Kombank Arena
April 17: Zagreb, Croatia / Arena Zagreb
April 19: Bratislava, Slovakia / Slovnaft Arena
April 22: Amsterdam, Holland / Ziggo Dome
April 24: Paris, France / Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 25: Paris, France / Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 26: Birmingham, UK / LG Arena
April 29: London, UK / The O2
April 30: London, UK / The O2
May 1: London, UK / The O2
May 3: London, UK / The O2
May 7: Manchester, UK / Manchester Arena
May 11: Dublin, Ireland / The O2
May 12: Dublin, Ireland / The O2
May 14: Antwerp, Belgium / Sportpaleis
May 17: Zurich, Switzerland / Hallenstadion
May 18: Milan, Italy / Mediolanum Forum
May 20: Montpellier, France / Park & Suites Arena
May 22: Munich, Germany / Olympiahalle
May 24: Berlin, Germany / O2 World
May 25: Warsaw, Poland / National Stadium-Orange Warsaw Festival
May 27: Copenhagen, Denmark / Forum
May 28: Oslo, Norway / Telenor Arena
May 29: Stockholm, Sweden / Ericsson Globe ArenaNORTH AMERICAJune 28: Los Angeles, CA / BET Experience-Staples Center
June 29: Las Vegas, NV / MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 2: San Jose, CA / HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 5: Oklahoma City, OK / Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 6: Dallas, TX / American Airlines Center
July 9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL / BB&T Center
July 10: Miami, FL / American Airlines Arena
July 12: Atlanta, GA / Gwinnett Center
July 13: Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena
July 15: Houston, TX / Toyota Center
July 17: Chicago, IL / United Center
July 18: St. Paul, MN / Xcel Energy Center
July 20: Detroit, MI / The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 21: Toronto, ON / Air Canada Centre
July 22: Montreal, QC / Bell Centre
July 23: Boston, MA / TD Garden
July 25: Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center
July 26: Atlantic City, NJ / Boardwalk Hall
July 27: Charlotte, NC / Time Warner Cable Arena
July 29: Washington, DC / Verizon Center
August 2: Uncasville, CT / Mohegan Sun
August 3: Brooklyn, NY / Barclays Center