The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Starring BEYONCÉ

2013 Tour kicks off in Europe April 15th

North American Tour Begins June 28th


NEW YORK, NY (February 3, 2013): 11:00 PM EST. – Parkwood Entertainment today announced that The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé kicks off in Europe on April 15, 2013.  With stops in twenty European cities, including Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France and a four-night stint at The 02 in London, UK, this is Beyoncé’s first multi-city tour in over three years.  

Live Nation also announced today that Beyoncé’s North American Tour begins on June 28 in Los Angeles, California. The tour will travel to over twentycities throughout North America this summer, including Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center, Atlanta, Georgia, at the Gwinnett Center, Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center, Toronto, Ontario at Air Canada Centre, and Boston, Massachusetts at TD Garden.

On June 28, Beyoncé returns to Los Angeles, California as part of the BET Experience At L.A. Live at the Staples Center.  She is set to headline the first of the three-night STAPLES Concert series.   And continuing her successful run at international music festivals, following a headlining night at Glastonbury in 2011, she is confirmed to headline at the world’s largest music festival, Rock in Rio, on its first night, September 13 at the “City of Rock” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Rock in Rio has set records for its massive crowds and its powerful media drive.

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date.  It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Slated to run for almost one year, the second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia.

Following her historic performance tonight at the Pepsi SuperBowl XLVII Halftime Show, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Beyoncé officially returns to a full-time touring schedule, her first since the I AM…WORLD TOUR in 2009, with a new, bolder state-of-the-art production.

Fans can join the Beyhive Blog for free at to access exclusive content, pre-sale tickets, VIP packages and more, including an exclusive MasterCard package to the Bey Stage.   A limited number of tickets to The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will be available early for purchase in the US and Europe.  Fans can sign up now for the chance to be among the first to purchase tickets.  Public sales for the European dates start on Friday, February 8.  North American dates begin on Monday, February 11, 2013 at  Pepsi, MasterCard and Cotysponsor The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.  A complete list of tour dates, markets and on-sale dates follow.  Additional information including on-sale times in all markets, available at

Beyoncé’s last tour, the critically acclaimed and incredibly successful, I AM…WORLD TOUR was ranked #1 on Billboard’s Hot Tour chart.  The show thrilled more than 1.1 million fans at more than one hundred shows in 32 countries and six continents across the globe.

Beyoncé is one of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop culture.  A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, she has released four #1 solo albums and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including 16 Grammy Awards.  Billboard named her the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade. The Recording Industry Association of America also recognized Beyoncé as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s.

The critics have consistently praised her energetic stage shows likening her to the best entertainers of the past with her own brand of sass and class that makes her the artist of the future.  “Beyoncé has a breathtaking need to entertain,” said Ben Ratliff of the New York Times and Chantal Eustace of the Vancouver Sun summed it up writing, ‘Beyoncé twisted all the theatrics into her musical performance flawlessly, demonstrating her many talents as an artist.”

On February 16, HBO will premiere Life Is But A Dream, an intimate feature-length documentary film directed and produced by Beyoncé for Parkwood Entertainment.  The film provides unprecedented access into the on and off-stage world of the entertainer.

The North American tour is promoted by Live Nation Global Touring and is produced by Parkwood Entertainment.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. is the global event-ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit

About PepsiCo:

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also, means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit

About MasterCard:

MasterCard (NYSE: MA),
,is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Conversations Blog and subscribe for the latest news.

About Coty Inc.:

Coty is a new emerging leader in beauty with net revenues of $4.6 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Coty’s product offerings include such global brands as Adidas, Beyoncé, Calvin Klein, Chloé, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, OPI, Philosophy, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen. 


The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Starring





April 15       Belgrade, Serbi           Kombank Arena                        On Sale Mon. Feb 11

April 17       Zagreb, Croatia           Arena Zagreb                            On Sale Mon. Feb 11   

April 19       Bratislava, Slovakia    Slovnaft Arena                          On Sale Fri. Feb 8

April 22       Amsterdam, Holland   Ziggo Dome                              On Sale Fri. Feb 8

April 24       Paris, France                 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy On Sale Mon. Feb 11

April 25       Paris, France                 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy  On Sale Mon. Feb 11        

April 26       Birmingham, UK          LG Arena                                    On Sale Sat. Feb 23

April 29       London, UK                 The O2                                         On Sale Sat. Feb 23

April 30       London, UK                 The O2                                         On Sale Sat. Feb 23

May 01        London, UK                 The O2                                         On Sale Sat. Feb 23

May 03        London, UK                 The O2                                         On Sale Sat. Feb 23

May 07        Manchester, UK           Manchester Arena                        On Sale Sat. Feb 23

May 11        Dublin, Ireland              The O2                                        On Sale Mon. Feb 11

May 12        Dublin, Ireland               The O2                                       On Sale Mon. Feb 11

May 14        Antwerp, Belgium          Sportpaleis                                 On Sale Fri. Feb 8

May 17        Zurich, Switzerland        Hallenstadion                             On Sale Mon. Feb 11

May 18        Milan, Italy                    Mediolanum Forum                     On Sale Fri. Feb 8

May 20        Montpellier, France       Park & Suites Arena                    On Sale Mon. Feb 11

May 22        Munich, Germany          Olympiahalle                              On Sale Fri. Feb 15

May 24        Berlin, Germany             O2 World                                   On Sale Fri. Feb 15

May 25        Warsaw, Poland              National Stadium—Orange Warsaw Festival

May 27        Copenhagen, Denmark   Forum                                       On Sale Mon. Feb 11

May 28        Oslo, Norway                  Telenor Arena                           On Sale Mon. Feb 11

May 29        Stockholm, Sweden          Ericsson Globe Arena              On Sale Mon. Feb 11                                                  


June 28            Los Angeles                BET Experience/Staples Center          On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jun-29             Las Vegas, NV           MGM Grand Garden Arena               On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-2                San Jose, CA               HP Pavilion at San Jose                      On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-5                Oklahoma City, OK    Chesapeake Energy Arena                  On Sale Fri. Feb. 15

Jul-6                Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Center                   On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-9                Ft. Lauderdale, FL      BB&T Center                                      On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-10              Miami, FL                   American Airlines Arena                    On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-12              Atlanta, GA                The Arena @ Gwinnett Center           On Sale Sat. Feb. 16

Jul-13              Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena                              On Sale Fri. Feb. 15

Jul-15              Houston, TX               Toyota Center                                     On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-17              Chicago, IL                 United Center                                     On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-18              St. Paul, MN               Xcel Energy Center                            On Sale Fri. Feb. 15

Jul-20              Detroit, MI                  The Palace of Auburn Hills                 On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-21              Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre                              On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-22              Montreal, QC              Bell Centre                                          On Sale Sat. Feb. 9

Jul-23              Boston, MA                TD Garden                                          On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Jul-25              Philadelphia, PA         Wells Fargo Center                             On Sale Fri. Feb. 15

Jul-26              Atlantic City, NJ         Boardwalk Hall                                   On Sale Fri. Feb. 15

Jul-27              Charlotte, NC             Time Warner Cable Arena                  On Sale Fri. Feb. 15

Jul-29              Washington, DC         Verizon Center                                    On Sale Mon. Feb. 11

Aug-2              Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun                                      On Sale Fri. Feb. 15

Aug-3              Brooklyn, NY             Barclays Center                                   On Sale Mon. Feb. 11


For complete tour and ticketing information, please visit and

Contact info:

Beyoncé Press Inquiries, please contact:

Yvette Noel-Schure

Schure Media


Beyoncé Press inquiries UK, please contact:

Carl Fysh

Purple PR

020 7434 7091

Live Nation Entertainment Press Inquiries, please contact:

Liz Morentin


Sony Music Press contact:

Benny Tarantini

Columbia Records


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In an homage to the beloved holiday film “Love, Actually,” seemingly separate storylines come together to form one merry GLEE episode. As the end of 2012 draws near, Sam and Brittany live their lives to the fullest before the Mayan Apocalypse occurs. Meanwhile, Jake and Puck spend quality sibling time together for Hanukah, Artie has a holiday dream that changes his outlook on life and Kurt has a Christmas he’ll never forget in the all-new “Glee, Actually” episode of GLEE airing on TONIGHT at 9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.

Click HERE for the “White Christmas” performance

Glee, Actually Track-list:

"Jingle Bell Rock"- Sam

"Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah" (Barenaked Ladies)- Puck & Jake

"White Christmas"- Kurt & Blaine

"Feliz Navidad" (Jose Felicano)- Artie

"The First Noel"- Marley

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (Judy Garland)- New Directions

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“12-12-12” Concert For Sandy Relief Broadcasting live from Madison Square Garden at 7:30pm ET.  

All Clear Channel radio stations and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and streaming online on major online video providers. 

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Depeche Mode to Release New Album on Columbia Records in March 2013 - European Tour Will Kick Off May 7

(Columbia Records; New York, NY; December 11, 2012) – Depeche Mode are set to release their 13th studio album in March 2013 on Columbia Records.  “I am very happy with how the album turned out,” comments DM’s Martin Gore.  “The music has a similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we’ve done.”  The band has announced that the new album will contain brand new tracks written by Gore and Dave Gahan.  Gahan reveals, “The album has a very organic and direct feel to it. It’s not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe. During the recording process we really tried to get the elements of performing and the live show into the album more.”  The band gave fans a glimpse into the making of the new album in October when they released the following video clip featuring new music (  Additional album details will be disclosed in the coming weeks.

Pioneers of the post-punk era, Depeche Mode have gone on to become one of modern music’s most influential groups with global sales in excess of 100 million. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim around the world both in the studio and on the road.  The band’s 12 released studio albums have reached the Top Ten in over 20 countries, including the US and UK. Their last album, 2009’s Sounds of The Universe, debuted at the #1 chart spot in 14 countries around the world.

Since their inception, Depeche Mode’s live shows continue to be a must-see attraction.  On their 2009-2010 “Tour of the Universe” alone, the band played to nearly 3 million people across 31 countries, becoming the first electronic band to completely sell out a stadium tour.  Following the release of their new album, Depeche Mode will embark on a European tour, kicking off in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on May 7.  They will perform 34 shows in 25 European countries, featuring appearances at the Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium, BBK Festival in Spain and Optimus Alive Festival in Portugal. The band will go on to play at Rome’s renowned Olympic Stadium, the Stade De France in Paris, and Moscow’s Locomotive Stadium before wrapping up the European leg of their tour in Minsk, Belarus on July 29.  A full North American tour will follow, with details to be announced shortly.

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 Watch the music video HERE.

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