Beyonce’s 13-minute set included hits “Crazy in Love,” ”Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and a Destiny’s Child reunion.
The energetic performance was sung live days after she admitted she sang to a pre-recorded track at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. And it won applause from critics who called it a major improvement over Madonna, who sang to a backing track last year, and the Black Eyed Peas’ much-criticized halftime show in 2011.
Afterward, Beyonce announced “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” will kick off April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia. The European leg of the tour will wrap up May 29 in Stockholm, Sweden.
The tour’s North American stint starts June 28 in Los Angeles and ends Aug. 3 in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Barclays Center.
It was also announced Monday that a second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia later this year.