Beyoncé Brings “Formation” to Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show; Announces World Tour

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Beyoncé has the ability to make the world stop. With no prior announcement, the singer unleashed a brand-new single titled “Formation,” and a politically charged visual for that song that shocked the world.

Earlier this month, it was announced that she would be performing alongside Coldplay at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. Many expected Bey to join the band for their recent collaboration, “Hymn for the Weekend.” Instead, she brought “Formation” to the show, and absolutely slayed alongside dancers who paid homage to the Black Panthers with their attire. She was then joined by Bruno Mars for “Uptown Funk.” Both performers gave each other a challenge during an epic dance-off.

Beyoncé also announced The Formation world tour, which kicks off this spring in Miami, Florida at the Marlins Park. She’ll be partnering up with American Express to provide their card members with early access to tickets. “American Express has a longstanding relationship with Beyoncé and we are thrilled to partner with her again for the upcoming Formation World Tour,” said Walter Frye, Vice President, Global Experiential Marketing, American Express.

With the trek beginning on April 27, the Queen has just over two months to prep a brand new album. Her self-titled LP, which was released in December 2013, surpassed a previous iTunes record set by Taylor Swift’s Red by moving 617,000 downloads in just three days. With a comeback like this, there’s no doubting the power of Beyoncé’s next move.

Watch Mrs. Carter’s performance with Bruno Mars and Coldplay on Rap-Up.com. And check out the full list of tour dates below. While the American Express pre-sale begins on February 9, tickets for the general public go on sale starting Monday, Feb. 15 at LiveNation.com.

North American Dates

April 27 – Miami, FL – Marlins Park
April 29 – Tampa – Raymond James Stadium
May 1 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
May 3 – Raleigh, NC – Carter-Finley Stadium
May 5 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
May 7 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
May 9 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
May 12 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
May 16 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium
May 18 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
May 20 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
May 23 – Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium
May 25 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
May 27 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
May 29 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
June 3 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
June 7 – New York, NY – Citi Field
June 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium
June 12 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

European Dates

June 28 – Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light
June 30 – Cardiff, UK – Millennium Stadium
July 2 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
July 5 – Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford
July 7 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
July 9 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park
July 12 – Dusseldorf, DE – Esprit Arena
July 14 – Zurich, CH – Letzigrund
July 16 – Amsterdam, NE – Arena
July 18 – Milan, IT – Stadio San Siro
July 21 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
July 24 – Copenhagen, DK – Parken
July 26 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
July 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Commerzbank Arena
July 31 – Brussels, BE – Roi Boudoin


Photo Credit: Beyoncé

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Danitha Jones

Danitha Jones is a former online editor at The Source. Over the years, she's penned stories covering everything from news and music to lifestyle and beauty. You’re likely to spot this Brooklyn native enjoying one of her favorite things—a good book, ratchet music, Netflix—or clapping for the latest tastemakers who are taking the industry by storm.