Beyonce has announced the details of her upcoming stop off in the UK and Ireland as she continues her expansive Mrs Carter World Tour into 2014. The singer will perform seven shows across the UK before heading across the Irish Sea to perform three shows in Dublin, with the British Isles-leg of of her tour kicking off in February 2014.

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The tour dates have sparked rumours about a new album from the singer

Queen Bey will kick off her UK and Ireland tour on 20 February, performing at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, before heading to Birmingham, Manchester and then London for a four night residency at the O2 in London. She will then make the short ferry ride (who are we kidding, it'll be a private jet) over to the Irish capital for a three-night stint at the O2 in Dublin.

Naturally, with the news of her new shows, rumours of a new Beyonce album have been rife. Although the singer has been keeping quiet about any potential releases in the future, Columbia chief Rob Stringer hasn't been quite so coy. During an interview with Hits Daily Double, he revealed that a new Beyonce album is on the cards and should be out some time in 2014, although he didn't get specific.

"At the beginning of next year we've got Broken Bells and Bruce Springsteen," he explained. "Then we've got Lea Michele from Glee coming, and we've got Foster The People up next. Then we've got Pharrell and Solange, and obviously, at some point Beyonce will put a record out, and when she does it will be monumental. So we're in really really good shape."

The tickets for Beyonce's upcoming shows will go on sale on Monday, 16 December at 10am, just in time for Christmas! Check out the full dates below.

Queen Bey will be back with a new album in 2014, at some point

Mrs Carter World Tour - 2014 UK dates

February 20 - SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow

Feb. 23 - LG Arena, Birmingham

Feb. 25 - Manchester Arena, Manchester

Feb. 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