Beyoncé Taps Luke James to Open for European Tour

Beyoncé and Luke James

Luke James is packing his bags and heading overseas. Beyoncé has personally chosen the New Orleans singer as the opening act for the European leg of “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.”

He will join the pop icon beginning April 24 in Paris, France, through May 29 in Stockholm, Sweden, with the exception of Oslo, Norway.

“Luke James is a gifted singer and songwriter and what he does on stage with his pure falsetto is incredible,” said Beyoncé. “I am excited to have him join the tour and to introduce this soulful singer to an audience in Europe that will be discovering a true star.”

Luke was the opening act for all four of Beyoncé’s shows at Revel in Atlantic City last summer and was featured in her video for “Run the World (Girls).”

“It is such an unimaginable honor to be sharing the light yet again with Beyoncé on her sold out Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” said Luke, who is co-managed by Beyoncé’s creative director Frank Gatson Jr. “This is a blessing that I do not take lightly. Thank you, Beyoncé.”

Luke has been working on his pre-album Whispers in the Dark and his upcoming N.A.R.S./Island Def Jam debut, Made to Love. He will also appear in the upcoming film Black Nativity co-starring Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, and Mary J. Blige.

Beyoncé kicked off her tour earlier this week in Belgrade, Serbia. She will make her way through Europe before heading to the U.S. on June 28.

“The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” Dates with Luke James

April 24 – Paris, France – Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 25 – Paris, France – Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
April 26 – Birmingham, UK – LG Arena
April 27 – Birmingham, UK – LG Arena
April 29 – London, UK – The O2
April 30 – London, UK – The O2
May 1 – London, UK – The O2
May 3 – London, UK – The O2
May 4 – London, UK – The 02
May 5 – London, UK – The 02
May 7 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
May 8 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
May 9 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
May 11 – Dublin, Ireland – The O2
May 12 – Dublin, Ireland – The O2
May 14 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis Antwerpen
May 15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis Antwerpen
May 17 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
May 18 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
May 20 – Montpellier, France – Park & Suites Arena
May 22 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
May 23 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World
May 24 – Berlin, Germany – O2 World
May 27 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum
May 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe Arena



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22 Comments

  1. OMG

    Aw that’s sweet Bey!! I really like Luke.

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  2. Kate

    Very good. I love his music true R&B

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  3. Shaytan

    Brandy hit it first! Beyonce as always is jumping on the bandwagon.

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @Shaytan, as much as I love brandy u need to stop hating because Beyonce knew of luke before brandy invited him to open for her…check run the world girls video…oh and google how he got his start hater

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    justme Reply:

    @Shaytan, who?.. We are talking about an international sold out tour with arenas not the house of blues

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    YouMadStayMad Reply:

    @justme, CLOCK HA!!!!! LMAOOOOO

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    cool kid Reply:

    @justme, lol

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    deelee Reply:

    @justme, thats kind of a point of an opener. to introduce them.

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    NEUTRON Reply:

    @Shaytan, you do realize he opened for Beyonce LAST SPRING as well?

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    bEEzy69 Reply:

    @Shaytan, He has the opportunity to show off his talent overseas, I don’t see nothing wrong with that! plus it’s not the first time he’s opened for her. Remember Revel?

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  4. Jess

    YES! I love Luke! I’m going to see Bey in Dublin, I usually hate the opening acts but I’m a fan of him too!

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  5. AustynKing

    That is a show worth the hundreds it’s charging up in coming PHENOMENON OPENS FOR LEGENDARY #EpicRegalMomentInTime

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  6. bEEzy69

    Yes thank you lord!!!!!!! I never thought I’d be seeing Luke live this soon, since he doesn’t have a strong fanbase in Europe. Can’t believe I’m gonna be seeing him in Paris in just 6 days I’m such a huge fan.

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  7. Heather

    Thank you, Beyonce! Luke James is a great talent. Nice way for him to get more exposure over here. Can’t wait.

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  8. EL

    Good for Luke.

    He deserves much success.

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  9. Ursula

    Huh. Luke is way too cocky. He can sing but he does too much. That chick standing to his right is looking beat and not in a good way.

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  10. melanie

    WELL DESERVED! TALENT RECOGNIZES TALENT

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  11. Jay-Me

    Looking forward to checking him out live. Beyoncé will forever be the classiest as well as the baddest chick in the game!

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  12. mumi

    Gonna see her in Switzerland. HA!

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