When Beyonce announced an extension of the Mrs. Carter Show in late 2013 I was undoubtedly apprehensive. I was lucky enough to see the talented songstress perform twice last summer and her show is of a legendary status, yet I felt ‘4’ had run its course as an album, that is however when Bey decided to drop a surprise album of unimaginable perfection and basically overshadowed ever pop star of 2013.
So now foolishly I have an obsession with this new LP and no ticket to see what is sure to be a sensational show, but what should we expect from it?
Firstly, she has a ready-made anthem to begin proceeding in the form of the momentous ‘Pretty Hurts’. After that it could go in any direction. I can see a breakdown of the dramatic and R & B heavy ‘Haunted’ which would follow perfectly into the mega single ‘Drunk in Love’, yet this could also come towards the end with a surprise appearance from the jigga man at some of the high profile dates.
The tongue in cheek ‘Blow’ pairs brilliantly with the frivolity and jovial nature of ‘Love on Top’, whilst ‘Rocket’ & ‘1 + 1’ seem to marry perfectly, so perhaps more piano mounted vocal acrobatics will be present on this new tour. We could also talk about the fact that Beyonce now has a back catalogue of gems which include ‘Freakum Dress’, ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’ and ‘Deja Vu’, so this show has the potential to last around 14 hours. Please remember to bring snacks and stay hydrated folks.
Oh yeah, not to mention there’s Beyonce’s butt, which almost has the power to overshadow her vocal abilities on occasion. It should technically have its own tour and people would definitely still buy tickets.
And as for the big finish, she certainly has a few mega hits to choose from mixed with the gargantuan sizings of some of the new tracks. I can definitely envisage a ‘Flawless’/’Run The World’ mash up whilst the unforgiving beats of ‘Partition’ could create a frenzy before Bey drops ‘Crazy in Love’, followed by a perfectly choreographed ‘Single Ladies’, wrapping up the show with an earth shattering, dead puppy tragic rendition of ‘Halo’ or ‘Heaven’. Either will turn the audience into a total shaking, blubbering mess who will then question their own existence and the very point of life outside of a Beyonce concert.
All we really know is that the tour will be incredible as Beyonce is not just a world class singer but a performer of exceptional levels. A list of dates are below, there are a very small amount of tickets still available, so be sure to nab them fast.
GLASGOW, SSE HYDRO ARENA: 20/02/2014 – 21/02/2014
BIRMINGHAM, LG ARENA: 23/02/2014 – 24/02/2014
MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER ARENA: 25/02/2014 – 26/02/2014
LONDON, THE 02 ARENA: 28/02/2014, 01/03/2014, 02/03/2014, 04/03/2014, 05/03/2014, 06/03/2014
DUBLIN, THE O2 ARENA: 08/03/2014, 09/03/2014, 11/03/2014, 12/03/2014
Tickets are available through Beyonce’s official website. www.beyonce.com