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Beyonce announces world tour, with a stop at Staples Center

February 04, 2013|By Gerrick D. Kennedy

After delivering an exuberant halftime performance at Sunday’s Super Bowl, Beyoncé announced she will embark on her first world tour since 2009.

The pop diva quietly rolled out details on her official website late Sunday.

Billed as “The Mrs. Carter Show," Beyoncé’s upcoming trek runs through Europe this spring before opening in the States with a show at Staples Center on June 28.

Beyoncé’s Staples Center gig will be the first event at the downtown Los Angeles venue for which tickets will be offered exclusively through the AXS.com platform.

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Her L.A. show is part of the events taking place during the BET Experience at L.A. Live from June 28 to 30.

Early last year the BET network announced plans to expand its popular awards show into a three-day destination festival, and revealed a deal with Anschutz Entertainment Group to bring the telecast to the glitzy L.A. Live complex. Part of BET’s plans include a three-night concert series at Staples Center, which Beyoncé will launch.

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The BET Experience weekend will also include concerts at L.A. Live venues from Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Miguel and Schoolboy Q, the Roots, R. Kelly, New Edition and the Jacksons.

Having named the tour after her married name, it's only appropriate that the singer’s 22-date North American leg closes in husband Jay-Z’s hometown of Brooklyn on Aug. 3.

Tickets for her L.A. date will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11 through AXS.com. For pre-sale information and to see the full itinerary visit the singer's website. 

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Enjoy the pageantry of a Marie Antoinette-esque Beyoncé in a royal themed American Express commercial plugging the European leg of her tour below:

 

Times staff writer Todd Martens contributed to this report. 

Gerrick Kennedy

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