Bow down, Belgrade. Beyoncé pulled out all the stops during the kickoff to “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” in Belgrade, Serbia, on Monday. A sold-out crowd of 20,000 packed into the Kombank Arena to witness the first of 65 dates on her globe-trotting trek. There were plenty of show-stopping moments including costume changes, choreography, pyrotechnics, and hit after hit.
The 31-year-old pop icon stormed the stage in a white beaded dress to her anthem “Run the World (Girls),” marching into “End of Time” with her troop of dancers.
Queen B turned heads in a dazzling wardrobe by designers including Emilio Pucci, Dsquared2, Givenchy, and Ralph & Russo, with shoes by Stuart Weitzman. She strut across the stage in a racy gold sequined bodysuit (complete with nipples) and flew over the audience in a Swarovski-studded blue bodysuit by Vrettos Vrettakos.
She didn’t debut any new material, pulling from her past four solo albums and one Destiny’s Child song (“Survivor”). The unforgettable evening closed with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and “Halo.”
“Thank ya’ll for being such a beautiful audience,” said B, who was presented with the Serbian flag. “I’ll never forget my first show. I’ll never forget all of these beautiful faces. I had such a good time tonight.”
The tour will travel throughout Europe in April and May before making its way to North America on June 28.
Check out more photos and video from B’s big night below.
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“The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” Set List
“Run the World (Girls)”
“End of Time”
“Flaws and All”
“Get Me Bodied”
“Dance for You”
“I Miss You”
“Why Don’t You Love Me”
“Love on Top”
“Crazy in Love”
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
“I Was Here”
“I Will Always Love You”