Beyonce’s “The Mrs Carter Show” world tour is heading Down Under later this year.
The pop superstar’s tour of Australasia will start Oct. 18 at Vector Arena in Auckland before crossing the Tasman Sea for arena dates in each of Australia’s five biggest cities.
The Australian trek begins Oct. 22 at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena before heading to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and wrapping-up Nov. 8 at Perth Arena. She last played in Australia for her "I AM" tour back in 2009, when two dates were canceled (Sydney and Brisbane) and another was rescheduled (Sydney) due to an "unforseen change" in her international schedule.
Beyonce’s itinerary has a handful of lengthy gaps, which suggest there’s potential for slotting-in additional dates should these shows prove to be a hot ticket.
Live Nation is promoting the tour, tickets for which go on sale from July 19, while registered members of Beyonce’s BeyHive Blog can apply for pre-sales from July 10. Tour co-sponsor MasterCard (July 12) and Live Nation (July 16) will offer members an early pre-sale window. Pepsi and Coty join are the tour’s other key sponsors.
Beyoncé kicked off her "Mrs. Carter Show" mid-April in Belgrade, Serbia. The North America leg of her tour began June 28 in L.A. The global tour is due to return to North America following the conclusion of Beyonce's Australia trek.
“The Mrs Carter Show” tour of Australia and New Zealand dates:
Oct. 18 - Vector Arena, Auckland
Oct. 22 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Oct. 28 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Oct. 31 - Allphones Arena, Sydney
Nov. 5 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Nov. 8 - Perth Arena