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Monday, February 4, 2013
Superstar singer Beyonce is to play four dates at The O2 as part of her world tour.
The pop star, who performed at the Super Bowl at the weekend, will perform at the Greenwich venue on April 29 and 30 and May 1 and 3.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 23.
Beyonce, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, announced The Mrs Carter Show World Tour in a video on her site shortly after performing at the Super Bowl.
The UK leg of her world your begins on April 26 in Birmingham before hitting The O2 for four nights followed by one night in Manchester on May 7, and two nights, May 11 and 12, in Dublin, Ireland.
The Mrs Carter Show World Tour will run for almost a year, with the second wave of the tour hitting the US this summer, as well as Latin America, Australia and Asia in the second half of 2013.
Beyonce has also created a video for O2 customers, who are being offered 48 hours exclusive access to tickets from Thursday, February 21.
In the video Beyonce takes inspiration from English history and royalty, wearing a corset, jewels - including a necklace with Jay-Z’s photograph on it, and a red and blue cape, with her hair in a bouffant.
Also in the video are Beyonce’s touring crew, who play jesters and courtiers, while new music from the star plays in the background.
Director Jonas Akerlund said: “I feel proud to have been a part of this fantastic campaign and will remember it as something unique and fun.”
Sally Cowdry, marketing and consumer director at O2, said: “Beyoncé is, quite simply, one of the world’s biggest superstars
“We know everyone will love seeing her and we’re proud to be able to offer our customers access to tickets 48 hours before general sale.”
O2 customers can get Priority Tickets to Beyonce’s UK shows 48 hours before general release from 9.30am Thursday, February 21. Text Beyonce to 2020 or visit o2priority.co.uk/beyonce.