Luke James has announced that he will be the supporting act for Beyonce for the North American leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013 this summer.
James had previously opened for Beyonce in Europe and will rejoin her on the road when the tour kicks off on June 29th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Arena.
"I am so honored and humbled that Beyonce personally chose me to share the stage with her again," says Luke James. "Being on tour overseas with Beyonce 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."
"Luke James is pure talent. He is a gifted singer and songwriter. I am excited to have him continue on the tour," says Beyoncé.
Mrs. Carter Show World Tour U.S. Concert Dates Featuring Luke James:
6/29 Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Arena)
7/1 Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
7/2 San Jose, CA (HP Pavillion)
7/5 Oklahoma City, OK (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
7/7 New Orleans, LA (Mercedes Benz Superdome) - Essence Festival (Super Lounge)
7/9 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (BB & T Center)
7/10 Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
7/12 Atlanta, GA (Gwinette Center)
7/13 Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
7/15 Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
7/17 Chicago, IL (United Center)
7/18 St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
7/20 Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
7/21 Toronto, ON Canada (Air Canada Centre)
7/22 Montreal, QB Canada (Bell Centre)
7/23 Boston, MA (TD Garden)
7/25 Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
7/26 Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
7/27 Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena)
7/29 Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
7/30 Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
7/31 East Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)
8/2 Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
8/3 Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)
8/4 Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)
8/5 Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)