The eight extra stops will hit various southern and coastal cities, including Atlanta, Los Angeles and East Rutherford, New Jersey. The final date of the tour will now take place in Nashville on October 2nd, which is the make-up date for a recently postponed show in the city. Tickets for all performances will go on sale May 13th.
Beyoncé announced her Formation World Tour immediately after her performance at Super Bowl 50's halftime show alongside Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. The announcement came the day after she surprised fans with the single "Formation." Less than a week before launching the tour in Miami, the pop star debuted Lemonade, the visual album component, on HBO and then released the music as a Tidal exclusive for the weekend only before making it available on Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming services.
The launch of "Formation" was politically-charged, with Beyoncé shown on top of a sinking police car in New Orleans in the single's official video and having her Super Bowl back-up dancers sporting outfits inspired by the Black Panthers. A failed anti-Beyoncé protest occurred outside NFL headquarters in New York and the Miami Police Union called for a boycott of her inaugural tour date in their city. In response, Beyoncé has sold "Boycott Beyoncé" shirts as part of her tour merchandise.
Formation World Tour Dates
September 7 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
September 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
September 17 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi's Stadium
September 22 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
September 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes Benz Superdome
September 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
September 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
October 2 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium (rescheduled from May 5th)