Beyonce Teams With Charities United Way, Chime For Change and Global Citizen on Formation Tour
Beyonce is taking three of the best out on the road with her: the charities United Way, Chime For Change and Global Citizen.
The pop superstar today announced the partners for her Formation World Tour, which is slated to start April 27 at Marlins Park, Miami.
The charities will have a presence on every tour date, and the concerts in Houston, Compton, CA and Detroit, Michigan have been designated as signature charity events. And as part of a drive for the charities, Beyonce fans who sign up will have a chance to win tickets and upgrades at selected shows.
The initiative is orchestrated through BeyGOOD, which was launched in 2013 for the Mrs. Carter World Tour as the charity umbrella for Beyonce's worldwide philanthropic efforts.
There's no doubt about it, Beyonce is box-office gold right now. Sales for her upcoming stadium tour were “beyond fantastic, Arthur Fogel, chairman of Live Nation Global Touring, promoters of the trek, recently told Billboard. Her Mrs. Carter World Tour of 2013-2014 grossed $212 million from attendance of nearly 2 million across 126 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. Following that run, she embarked on the On The Run co-headlining stadium run with her husband, Jay Z, which grossed $96 million from 832,769 tickets sold to just 19 shows in North America.
The Formation World Tour-North America 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 28 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
May 31 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field
June 3 -- Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium
June 5 -- Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
June 7 -- Flushing, NY, Citi Field
June 8 -- Flushing, NY, Citi Field
June 10 -- Baltimore, MD, M&T Bank Stadium
June 12 -- Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
June 14 -- Detroit, MI, Ford Fiel