Beyoncé and Luke James

Beyoncé Taps Luke James to Open for North American Tour

  /  06.28.2013

Beyoncé and Luke James

Luke James is packing his bags and heading back on the road with Beyoncé. The pop superstar has once again chosen the rising R&B star to open for her on the U.S. and Canadian leg of “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.”

Following the European trek, the Grammy-nominated singer will re-join Beyoncé on tour beginning June 29 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas through August 5 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, with the exception of Dallas.

James previously toured with Beyoncé on the European leg of her world tour, which included stops in Paris, London, Munich, Milan, Dublin, and Manchester.

“I am so honored and humbled that Beyoncé personally chose me to share the stage with her again,” said James. “Being on tour overseas with Beyoncé was magical! I learned so much from her in Europe. Her artistry, professionalism and work ethic are incomparable. She and Jay-Z gave me great advice about perfecting my live show and connecting with the audience. I am really looking forward to bringing that same energy and performance that I delivered overseas to the U.S. audience.”

Beyoncé welcomed him back on the road. “Luke James is pure talent,” she said. “He is a gifted singer and songwriter. I am excited to have him continue on the tour.”

Fans can catch James performing his singles “I.O.U.” and “I Want You” off his upcoming debut Made to Love, due this fall on N.A.R.S. Records/Island Def Jam.

See an itinerary below.

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

June 29 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Arena
July 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
July 2 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavillion
July 5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 7 – New Orleans, LA – Mercedes Benz Superdome – ESSENCE Festival
July 9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB & T Center
July 10 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
July 12 – Atlanta, GA – Gwinette Center
July 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 17 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 18 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
July 20 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 21 – Toronto, ON Canada – Air Canada Centre
July 22 – Montreal, QB Canada – Bell Centre
July 23 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
July 26 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
July 27 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
July 29 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
July 30 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
July 31 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
Aug. 2 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
Aug. 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Aug. 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Aug. 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center


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