Beyoncé announced The Formation World Tour following her appearance during Super Bowl 50. The highly-anticipated tour, promoted by Live Nation, presented by American Express and produced by Parkwood Entertainment, will kick off in North America on April 27 in Miami, Fla. at Marlins Park with 21 additional stadium dates lined up throughout the country including stops in San Diego and Los Angeles.
The European leg of The Formation World Tour will start on June 28 in Sunderland, United Kingdom at Stadium of Light. Additional European stadium dates include London, Manchester, Zurich, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Frankfurt and more. A full list of tour dates and venues is below.
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 and the continued work surrounding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. United Way of Genesee County has been at the forefront of distributing thousands of filtration pitchers, faucet mount filters, replacement cartridges and truckloads of water to underserved populations to address immediate needs in Flint Michigan.
They are also partnering 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. Follow @beygood on Twitter for more information.
As Beyoncé wants to present her fans with the best possible experience at the concerts, she has joined forces with THX Ltd to provide the highest quality audio experience during The Formation World Tour. THX has assessed, optimized and certified that the acoustic systems used at the concerts are without peer. With this association, concert-goers will get the best acoustic experience possible at any large-venue event.
The Formation World Tour is Beyoncé’s first solo tour since her ambitious Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. The sold-out tour spanning two years and five continents thrilled nearly two million fans and was hailed by critics worldwide. During the summer of 2014, Beyoncé and JAY Z launched the six-week On The Run Tour, playing major stadiums in the US. They ended the tour in Paris, France in September 2014 with two additional dates that were filmed for an HBO Special that was nominated for an Emmy Award.
4/27 – Miami, FL @ Marlins Park
4/29 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
5/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
5/3 – Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium
5/5 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
5/7 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
5/9 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
5/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
5/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
5/18 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
5/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
5/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium
5/25 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
5/27 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
5/29 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
5/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
6/3 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
6/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
6/7 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
6/10 – Baltimore, MD @ M&I Bank Stadium
6/12 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
6/28 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
6/30 – Cardiff, UK @ Millennium Stadium
7/2 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
7/5 – Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford
7/7 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
7/9 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
7/12 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Esprit Arena
7/14 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund
7/16 – Amsterdam, NE @ Arena
7/18 – Milan, IT @ Stadio San Siro
7/21 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
7/24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken
7/26 – Stockholm, SE @ Friends Arena
7/29 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena
7/31 – Brussels, BE @ Roi Boudoin
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About Parkwood Entertainment
Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With headquarters in New York City the company houses departments in music and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, publicity and a newly formed record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014).
About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com.
Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX and their partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. THX develops audio-video and environmental designs, technologies, products and specifications to ensure an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide.
About United Way
With 2.9 million volunteers and 10.3 million donors worldwide, and more than $5 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create community solutions that improve education, income and health. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWayand #LiveUnited
Top photo: Beyoncé during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. (YouTube)
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