Beyoncé to Perform at the Super Bowl

Blue Ivy's mom is headlining the half-time show!

Beyoncé Super Bowl 2013

via iam.beyonce.com

To the joy of Beyoncé (and football) fans everywhere, the singer revealed that she is slated to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show in New Orleans next year. She confirmed the news yesterday by posting a photo of herself on Tumblr with “Feb 3” and “2013” written on black tape under her eyes. The performance is part of a slow return to the stage for Bey after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy–she had a short run in Atlantic City this past summer and made surprise appearances at husband Jay Z’s recent string of shows in Brooklyn.

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has performed at football’s biggest game–she sang the national anthem at the 2004 contest between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers at the Houston Astrodome.