We all expected Super Bowl 50 to be a pretty historic occasion in terms of U.S. sporting. However, the show also offered something of a spectacle for pop fans at the same time. Appearing during the halftime show, not only did Beyoncé release a new single, but she also went out and announced her Formation World Tour.
The new tour from the internationally known pop star is set to launch on April 27, 2016, and certainly wasn’t something many were expecting to see come out of the Super Bowl. However, such is the gravitas of an event like this that you can truly never tell what revelations will arise. Either way, Beyoncé’s appearance during the halftime show of the Super Bowl was definitely something worth watching, whether you’re a fan of her music or not, or even a fan of football or not.
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Speculation around a new world tour from Beyoncé began to arise earlier in the afternoon, which of course left many of her fans anticipating something big from the Super Bowl. That big reveal finally come about during the live sporting event. That being said, nobody quite expected a new world tour from Beyoncé just yet, considering how busy she is. Plus, it’s worth keeping in mind that this tour won’t even be promoting an album. With that in mind, it’s pretty clear that Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour is more of a love letter to her fans.
As announced during last night’s Super Bowl 50, tickets to Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour are set to go on sale from February 16, with the first show launching on April 27. However, we’d definitely say that you’re going to have to act quickly if you want to be in with a chance of securing tickets, considering the popularity of Beyoncé’s tours.
Full tour dates follow.
- 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
That’s an awful lot of dates announced by Beyoncé, and certainly something of a treat for fans of her music. That wasn’t the only big announcement from the star, though, as she used the major sporting event to announce and perform her new single during the halftime show. We know Beyoncé is definitely a busy woman, but we didn’t imagine such a big cluster of announcements from the international pop star.
Beyoncé undeniably stole the show when it comes to Super Bowl 50 — so much so that it’s easy to forget that this was a major sporting occasion and not just a showcase for the star.
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