The pop sensation goes on an arena jaunt this winter. Wonder if she'll like Sheffield and Newcastle...

BEYONCE KNOWLES has announced details of her first ever solo tour of the UK.

The chart-topping star will play five arena dates later this year.

The shows are at:

Manchester MEN Arena (November 3)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (7)

Newcastle Telewest Arena (9)

London Wembley Arena (10)

Birmingham NEC (13)

Tickets go on sale from Friday September 26 so click back to NME.COM then.

Beyonce’s next single will be ‘Baby Boy’. The follow-up to the chart topping ‘Crazy In Love’ is a collaboration with Jamaican dancehall star Sean Paul. It is thought it will be released to coincide with the UK dates.