Beyoncé unveiled a stadium tour Sunday night, just moments after wrapping her epic Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Bruno Mars.
The Formation World Tour kicks off April 27 in Miami, hitting cities nationwide including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. It ends June 12 in Hershey, Penn., before a string of European dates get underway June 28. Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday for American Express and Beyhive fan club members, and to the general public starting Feb. 16.
The announcement comes just a day after she released her politically charged and critically acclaimed new single Formation, in which she owns her black identity and Southern heritage, and endorses the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Along with the tour, the singer also launched a new initiative to aid the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. “True to her life’s work of always giving back, fans will be given the opportunity to participate in Beyoncé’s #BeyGOOD initiative supporting local United Way programs,” Live Nation released in a statement, announcing that the United Way of Genesee County will partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to “create a fund that will address long-term developmental, education, nutrition and health needs of the children affected by the Flint Water Crisis.”
Beyoncé last toured the USA with her husband, rapper Jay Z, on the six-week On the Run Tour in summer 2014, which was filmed for a HBO special. The Formation World Tour is her first solo jaunt since the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013.
The full list of dates:
April 27 — Miami, Marlins Park
April 29 — Tampa, Raymond James Stadium
May 1 — Atlanta, Georgia Dome
May 3 — Raleigh, Carter-Finley Stadium
May 5 — Nashville, Nissan Stadium
May 7 — Houston, NRG Stadium
May 9 — Dallas, AT&T Stadium
May 12 — San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium
May 14 — Los Angeles, Rose Bowl
May 16 — Santa Clara, Calif., Levi’s Stadium
May 18 — Seattle, CenturyLink Field
May 20 — Edmonton, Alberta, Commonwealth Stadium
May 23 — Minneapolis, TCF Bank Stadium
May 25 — Toronto, Rogers Centre
May 27 — Chicago, Soldier Field
May 29 — Detroit, Ford Field
May 31 — Pittsburgh, Heinz Field
June 3 — Boston, Gillette Stadium
June 5 — Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field
June 7 — New York, Citi Field
June 10 — Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium
June 12 — Hershey, Penn., Hersheypark Stadium
By Patrick Ryan