Beyoncé Just Announced the 'Formation' World Tour — And Everyone Is Losing It
It's not enough that Beyoncé snatched our souls and slayed the Super Bowl 50 halftime show — Queen Bey just announced the Formation World Tour. According to her website (which, as of press time, had crashed), the tour's presale begins Feb. 9 and regular ticket sales begin Feb. 16.
The tour will kick off April 27 in Miami and has scheduled stops all across the U.S. before heading to Europe. Rumors have been swirling that Beyoncé was planning on dropping an album after her Super Bowl performance. While it's still not confirmed that a new album is on its way, Bey certainly has big things in store for 2016.
Her performance made the world stop. Beyoncé took the Super Bowl stage following Coldplay and Bruno Mars. Bey performed "Formation" — a black power anthem over a trap beat — which she surprise-dropped Saturday. While Coldplay was technically the headliner and put on an equally important and symbolic performance, Beyoncé stole the show.
The BeyHive, expectedly, is in a frenzy over Bey's performance and imminent world tour.
Is this a new era for Beyoncé? The notoriously private performer has been more political as of late and her new song, "Formation," is a testament to that. With lyrics like "I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros / I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils" and "My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana / You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma," and her Super Bowl backup dancers sporting black berets — homage to the Black Panthers — Beyoncé is showing she is not afraid to mix activism with superstardom — and she's taking her message on the road.