American recording artist Beyoncé has embarked on six concert tours, four of which have been worldwide and two of which have been collaborative. Her solo tour debut (whilst on hiatus from her group Destiny's Child) began in 2003, with the Dangerously in Love Tour. Based predominantly in the United Kingdom (as well as one show in Ireland and one show in the Netherlands), the tour received generally unfavorable reviews based on Beyoncé's costumes and a confusion of her core audience at the time. In 2007, she embarked on her first major solo world tour;The Beyoncé Experience, following Destiny's Child's disbandment in 2005, and the release of her second studio album B'Day. The tour visited Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and Africa. Praised by music critics, Beyoncé was lauded for her simultaneous dancing and singing abilities. Shaheem Reid of MTV News commented on The Beyoncé Experience stating, "There are few (very few) ladies out there who can really sing, a lot who can dance, a lot more who look good — but really no other who can combine all three and add iconic star power like [Beyoncé], arguably the best all-around stage performer in the game right now." Following the release of her 2008 third studio album I Am... Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé embarked on her next world concert venture, the I Am... World Tour. Beyoncé collaborated with Thierry Mugler exclusively for the tours costumes, although commented saying performing in the "elaborate" outfits was a hard-point of the tour. The I Am... World Tour also marked the first time Beyoncé had performed in South American countries, such as Brazil. Beyoncé saw her most commercially successful tour to date with 2013-2014's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Grossing US $229,727,960, the 132 date venture was criticised for the name of the tour, as Beyoncé appeared to be letting herself be known as simply Shawn "Jay-Z" Carters wife, despite being proclaimed as a "modern-day feminist". The tour itself however was lauded by music critics, who again praised Beyoncé's performance abilities and the more advanced production seen compared to her previous tours.
Beside her solo live performances, Beyoncé has also embarked on two collaborative tours. In 2004, she embarked on The Verizon Ladies First Tour in which she co-headlined with Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott. Beyoncé and Keys were widely regarded as the stars of the North American show, although generally, music critics praised the entire ensemble. Beyoncé is currently taking part in her ongoing second collaborative tour; the On the Run Tour, in which she is co-headlining with her husband, Jay-Z, whom she married in 2008. The all stadium tour taking place predominantly in North America as well as two upcoming exclusive performances in Paris, France, came after both Beyoncé and Jay-Z had finished their own solo tours (The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and the Magna Carter World Tour, 2013-2014). The tour was commended for its extensive theme and cinematic storyline, as well as both performers onstage abilities. Jesse Lawrence of Forbes noted that the On the Run Tour would most likely finish as the second most successful tour of all time by one measure when looking at the average gross per show, which currently lies at a predicted $5M.
Outside of extensive world tours, Beyoncé has also performed a variety of residency shows and smaller, promotional tours. 2009's I Am... Yours was carried out amongst the time the I Am... World Tour was ongoing.Other residency shows include 4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé, carried out in August 2011 to promote Beyoncé's fourth studio album 4, and 2012'sRevel Presents: Beyoncé Live, regarded as Beyoncé's "return to the stage" performance, after giving birth in January 2012. In 2013, Beyoncé headlined the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, performing a medley of her solo and Destiny's Child recordings (with the latter reuniting on stage for a surprise performance). Generating 110.8 million viewers, the performance is currently the third most watched halftime show of all time in the United States, behind only Madonna and Bruno Mars.