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Beyonce did not cause blackout

A power outage after the singer’s performance Sunday darkened the Super Bowl stadium

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Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Christopher Polk/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Don’t blame Beyonce for blowing the lights out at the Super Bowl.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Monday that the halftime show was “absolutely not” the cause of the power outage that darkened the Superdome for half an hour during Sunday’s broadcast.

Beyonce was the halftime performer at Sunday night’s game and used plenty of power to light up the stage. Some had joked that her electrifying performance was to blame for the outage.

Beyonce’s 13-minute set included hits “Crazy in Love,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and a Destiny’s Child reunion.

After delivering an exuberant performance, Beyonce announced she will embark on her first world tour since 2009.

The pop diva quietly rolled out details on her official website late Sunday. Billed as “The Mrs Carter Show,” Beyonce’s upcoming trek runs through Europe this spring before opening in the States on June 28. (With input by Los Angeles Times)