December 11, 2013 10:11

Beyoncé announces Mrs Carter Show UK tour dates for 2014

The pop star will play seven dates in February and March

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Beyoncé has announced a string of UK tour dates for 2014 as part of a wider Mrs Carter Show European tour.

The singer will play dates in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester before four nights at London's O2 Arena in February and March of next year.

Yesterday, the chairman of Beyoncé record label said the singer will "obviously" put out a new album some time 2014.

When asked what he is most excited about in 2014, Columbia Records boss Rob Stringer said: "At the beginning of next year we’ve got Broken Bells and Bruce Springsteen. Then we’ve got Lea Michele from Glee coming, and we’ve got Foster The People up next. Then we’ve got Pharrell and Solange, and obviously, at some point Beyoncé will put a record out, and when she does it will be monumental. So we’re in really, really good shape."

Beyoncé's last solo album, '4', was released in 2011. Pharrell Williams recently said that he's working on Beyoncé's new album and that it is almost finished. The producer and Daft Punk collaborator says the singer's new material is "crazy" but added that she won't put out any music until she is absolutely happy with it.

Back in June, R&B singer Ne-Yo, who has also worked on Beyoncé's new material, said that fans will have to be "patient" for the album to arrive as the singer was still "trying to figure out" what she wanted from the record.

Beyoncé has unveiled a handful of new songs in 2013, including the track 'Grown Woman', which was premiered via a Pepsi advert show during the half-time show of this year's Super Bowl, and 'Standing On The Sun', which she played in full for the first time at a gig in Belgium.

Last month (November 23), the ballad 'God Made You Beautiful' appeared online after being given away as an exclusive track to fans pre-ordering her Life is But a Dream documentary.

Beyoncé will play:

Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena (February 20)
Birmingham LG Arena (23)
Manchester Arena (25)
London O2 Arena (February 28, March 1, 2, 4)


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