Does this mean an album is finally on the way?
Andrew Trendell
08:56 11th December 2013

Beyonce has announced a string of 2014 live shows, as she returns to the UK to perform arena shows as part of her ongoing Mrs Carter world tour.

Beyonce will be performing new tracks from her 'surprise' 2013 album, which is self-titled. The album is out now, and features collaborations with husband Jay-Z, daughter Blue Ivy, Drake and Frank Ocean among others. The album is 14 tracks long, but as a visual album, comes with an additional 17 videos.

"I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it,” says Beyonce in a statement about the album. "I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans.

"I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.

"I just want to give my album to the people I love and respect and hope that they feel the same thing I felt when I made the music."

Kicking off in Glasgow on February 20, Queen Bey will be playing 10 dates across the UK - including four at London's O2 Arena. 

Beyonce's new UK 2014 February and March tour dates are as follows:
February 20 - SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
February 23 - LG Arena, Birmingham
February 25 - Manchester Arena, Manchester
February 28 - The O2, London
March 1 - The O2, London
March 2 - The O2, London
March 4 - The O2, London
March 8 - The O2, Dublin
March 9 - The O2, Dublin
March 11 - The O2, Dublin

Tickets go on sale on Monday 16 December at 10am. For more information vist Gigwise gig tickets.

Below: the best bits from all 17 of Beyonce's new videos