Beyonce fans are in for a treat as the Grammy-winning singer has announced a brand new tour. Following her performance at the NFL Super Bowl half-time show on 7 February, queen Bey revealed details of The Formation World Tour, which launches in spring 2016 and is titled after her new single. However, the singer's Beyhive may be disappointed that no details of a forthcoming album were included in the announcement.
The Formation World Tour will kick off with a North American leg in Miami, Florida on 27 April before performing at 21 other stadiums across the US with locations including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco and Beyonce's hometown of Houston. Tickets for the US dates go on sale on 16 February.
The 34-year-old singer will begin the 15-date European leg on 28 June in Sunderland, UK, before moving onto stadiums in Cardiff, London, Dublin, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Milan and Paris with the final show taking place in Brussels on 31 July. Tickets for the European shows go on sale from 15 February while pre-sale tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.co.uk on 9 February at 10am.
News of the tour comes just two days after Beyonce debuted her new single Formation along with the music video, which features the singer addressing the Black Lives Matter movement, female empowerment and a cameo from her four-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, while praising her African-American roots and Texan upbringing. It is not yet known if the single will feature on an upcoming album with details of Beyonce's sixth solo studio record being kept under wraps.
Rumours that Beyonce would be heading on tour began circulating in January with sources telling CBS Pittsburgh that the Halo singer would be performing in stadiums in spring 2016. It will be Beyonce's first tour since the mammoth Mrs Carter Show World Tour, which spanned 132 shows between 2013 and 2014, and the subsequent On The Run tour alongside her husband Jay Z. Beyonce shared the stage with Bruno Mars during Coldplay's headline performance at the Super Bowl 2016 half-time show in celebration of the NFL tournament's 50th anniversary.
Full list of European dates on Beyonce's world tour
28 June 2016: Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, UK
30 June: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, UK
2 July: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
5 July: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, UK
7 July: Hampden Park, Glasgow, UK
9 July: Croke Park, Dublin, IE
12 July: Espirit Arena, Dusseldorf, DE
14 July: Letzigrund, Zurich, CH
16 July: Arena, Amsterdam, NE
18 July: Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT
21 July: Stade De France, Paris, FR
24 July: Parken, Copenhagen, DK
26 July: Friends Arena, Stockholm, SE
29 July: Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, DE
31 July: Roi Boudoin, Brussels, BE