Beyonce is set to play two Irish dates as part of her 2013 world tour, it has been announced.

The singer takes her 'Mrs. Carter Show' to The O2 in Dublin on Saturday May 11, and Sunday May 12.

Tickets for the concerts go on sale on Monday February 11 at 9am at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie.

Beyoncé kicks off her world tour on April 15, with stops in twenty European cities, including Berlin, Paris and London.

Her North American tour begins on June 28 in Los Angeles, and will travel across over twenty cities during the summer.

This is the singer's first multi-city tour in over three years, after her I AM... WORLD TOUR in 2009.

The Mrs Carter Show World Tour sets out to be the performer's most ambitious undertaking to date and is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows.

Further information is available at www.beyonce.com.