Beyonce is back with a ring on it
It's been 10 years since Beyonce sang for Kiwi fans, but today the rumours are confirmed - pop's "Queen Bey" is bringing her latest world tour here.
The Mrs Carter Show World Tour touches down at Auckland's Vector Arena on October 18, giving Kiwi fans the chance to hear first hand the soulful voice behind the smash hits Crazy in Love, Run the World and Halo.
The one-stop performance will be the American singer's first solo show here, after touring as part of Destiny's Child in 2002.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on July 19, but there are several pre-sale options.
Fans can expect to see a lot of sequinned body suits, hot pants and blonde curls as Beyonce Knowles-Carter busts out her signature dance moves, accompanied by 10 dancers and a female band.
The only male performers are twin dancers, Live Nation Australasia president and chief executive Michael Coppel said.
"Everyone else on the stage is female, a tradition she's done for her last two tours."
The tour has had a successful run across North America and Europe, with the show described by Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper as having "the air of an ancient goddess worship ceremony".
"Beyonce was compelling to watch, and often blistering in her vocal attack."
She has enjoyed massive success with albums Dangerously in Love, B'Day, I Am . . . Sasha Fierce and 4.
"She's fantastic, she's such a superstar, she's ascended to a different level," her Australasian promoter Coppel said.
"There's a lot of pyro in this show. At one point she flies across the arena and comes into the crowd.
"There's a lot of high-intensity dance numbers, the audience is always on their feet.
Sunday Star Times