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Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay I very pleased to announce that Beyoncé  announced her upcoming “The  Mrs. Carter Show” world tour to the delight of her fans. For the U.S.  portion of the tour, Queen B will give an exclusive performance at the 2013  ESSENCE Festival this summer in New Orleans at the Superdome.

ESSENCE announced the addition of Beyoncé  to the lineup, stating  that the Houston bombshell will headline one of the three nighttime shows of the  festival which takes place on July 4-7.

"We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 ESSENCE  Festival line-up," said Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks  via a press statement. "She is truly the ultimate ESSENCE woman. If you  missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July  weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself at the ESSENCE Festival.  The ESSENCE Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and  entertainment—all of which Beyoncé captures through her extraordinary  gifts."

The show addition marks a return for Beyoncé, who last performed at the  festival in 2009 as a soloist. Jay-Z's wife and Destiny's Child were also  headliners in 2005. Joining Beyoncé in the Big Easy will be Jill Scott, LL Cool  J, New Edition, Maxwell and more.