Beyonce Mrs Carter tour uk review – not just for the single ladies

Posted on 4 March 2014
By Amy Shaw
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After the surprise release of her self-titled ‘visual’ album it was only a matter of time before Beyoncé went back on tour, so it was no shock to see the O2 Arena in London sold out for the start of the Mrs Carter Show World Tour.

‘Queen B’ a name held dear by her adoring fan base opened the spectacular show in style – with her slick dancers and an impressive lighting display for her hit song ‘Run The World’, with the sassy star shooting up within the floor of the stage.

The pop princess managed to effectively mix songs old and new, much to the excitement of the audience, including hits such as ‘Crazy in Love’ ‘XO’ and the ever popular ‘Single Ladies’ which got everyone on their feet.

To the delight of the crowd, Beyoncé’s collaboration with partner Jay Z ‘Drunk in Love’ saw the rapper bounce out on stage to perform his section of the song, easily receiving the loudest screams of the night.

The couple shared a tender kiss before he disappeared backstage, which was an incredibly touching and candid moment for the couple who seem to live their lives under a spotlight.

Although the majority of the show was filled with upbeat songs designed to get everyone dancing, B managed to slip in a few classic ballads.

Ending the show on the emotional ‘Halo’ had the audience singing every word which made for a euphoric atmosphere through the arena.

A personal touch was added to the show in the form of home videos from Mrs Carter’s life, including footage of her two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, which won an ample ‘ahhhh!’ from the audience.

Never one to compromise on fashion, Beyoncé made a staggering seven outfit changes throughout the show, including a full nude glitter suit easily pulled off by the queen of curves.

Tying in with the fashion-led visual theme, there was plenty of merchandise available including sweaters sporting key phrases from the album, such as ‘surfboard’ and ’flawless’ so that her fans could take away a little piece of B with them.