/C O R R E C T I O N -- Music World/Columbia Records/
Sony Columbia Records - 12/16/2009
Superstar and cultural icon Beyonce is extending her 2009 "I AM..." World Tour to South America for a series of live concerts beginning Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Parque Planeta in Florianopolis, Brazil. The two-week run will end in the Caribbean on the island of Trinidad on Thursday, February 18, 2010 (see itinerary following).
The tour dates mark the first time the international entertainer will perform live concerts in South America. Fans in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru will finally get the chance to see the show that critics around the world have called "spectacular" and "dazzling." Recently the "I AM..." World Tour was named the world's #1 concert attraction by Billboard Magazine's Hot Tour rankings.
The tour kick-off will come right after the 52nd Annual Grammy® Awards on January 31, where Beyonce leads the pack of Grammy® nominees this year with an astounding ten nominations including the Top 3 Grammy® categories (Song of the Year for the anthem, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Record of the Year for "Halo," and Album of the Year for I AM...SASHA FIERCE. It is the first time she has been nominated in the Album of the Year category. The nominations wrap up a brilliant year for the artist after the release of her third solo multi-platinum, globally successful album, I AM...SASHA FIERCE.
On sale dates for four Brazilian shows have been determined. Sao Paulo will go on sale on December 19 followed Florianopolis on December 21, Salvador on December 22 and Rio de Janeiro on January 5. Further on-sale details for Trinidad and the other cities will be available on her official site, www.beyonceonline.com
The "I AM..." World Tour in South America and The Caribbean Thu 2/4 Florianopolis, Brazil Parque Planeta Sat 2/6 Sao Paulo, Brazil Pacaembu Stadium Sun 2/7 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Maracana Stadium Wed 2/10 Salvador, Brazil Parque de Exposicoes Fri 2/12 Buenos Aires, Argentina Hipodromo de San Isidro Sun 2/14 Santiago, Chile Arena Movistar Tue 2/16 Lima, Peru Explanada del Estadio Monumental Thu 2/18 Port of Spain, Trinidad Queen's Park Oval www.beyonceonline.com www.beyonce.com www.columbiarecords.com www.musicworldent.com www.houseofdereon.com Fan club: www.welovebeyonce.com
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SOURCE: Music World/Columbia Records
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