Beyoncé Knowles flaunted longer locks when she arrived at a press conference for her Mrs. Carter World Tour in Fortaleza, Brazil, on Sunday. She was all smiles as she posed for cameras and spoke to the crowd, and she even spent time with some lucky young fans backstage. Later that evening, Beyoncé hit the stage at Arena Castelão to kick off her first show on the Latin American leg of her tour, which continues through the end of September.

Beyoncé headed to Brazil after spending much of last week celebrating her 32nd birthday on a yacht in Spain and Italy. She, husband Jay Z, and their 1-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, cruised around the Mediterranean and logged lots of bikini and shirtless time while relaxing on the deck and jumping into the ocean. They also slipped into matching all-white ensembles for lunch on the Amalfi coast and little Blue got in on the fun in a sweet white dress and bunny-ear headband. Check out the sweet photos of Beyoncé mingling with a group of fans in Brazil below.