We’ve waited for weeks in anticipation of Super Bowl 50. No, not for the game– for the Halftime Show. And a show it was.
On the eve of her much anticipated sixth studio album, Beyoncé hit the stage introduced by an all woman Black Panther Party gang of backup dancers and performed “Formation”. Marching, dancing and putting on a show for the gawds, her portion was short and sweet.
Then was the epic dance off between her squad and Bruno Mars that will go down in the history books as the fliest girls vs boys dance off in history. Queen Bey approached her counterpart with the confident swag we love her for, but Mars definitely held his own.
Meeting in the middle with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, the separate performances became one, with an overarching theme of love. What was suppose to be an evening focused around one person, became an example of Beyoncé’s prowess to mesh with equally talented artists– in any venue.
She was beautiful, seemed incredibly gracious about the opportunity, and pure #Magic.
On Saturday, the 34-year-old released what we can expect to be the first single off her upcoming album. While there is no exact release date set, this is her last contractually obligated album with Columbia Records.
Her Formation World Tour was announced after the broadcast, tickets go on sale Feb 16 with pre-sale on Feb 9:
Check out the full Formation tour dates below:
Apr. 27: Miami, Fla. (Marlins Park)
Apr. 29: Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium)
May 1: Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome)
May 3: Raleigh, N.C. (Carter-Finley Stadium)
May 5: Nashville, Tenn. (Nissan Stadium)
May 7: Houston, Tex. (NRG Stadium)
May 9: Dallas, Tex. (AT&T Stadium)
May 12: San Diego, Calif. (Qualcomm Stadium)
May 14: Los Angeles, Calif. (Rose Bowl)
May 16: Santa Clara, Calif. (Levi’s Stadium)
May 18: Seattle, Wash. (CenturyLink Field)
May 20: Edmonton, AB (Commonwealth Stadium)
May 23: Minneapolis, Minn. (TCF Bank Stadium)
May 25: Toronto, Ont. (Rogers Centre)
May 27: Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field)
May 29: Detroit, Mich. (Ford Field)
May 31: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Heinz Field)
June 3: Boston, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)
June 5: Philadelphia, Pa. (Lincoln Financial Field)
June 7: New York, N.Y. (Citi Field)
June 10: Baltimore, Md. (M&T Bank Stadium)
June 12: Hershey, Pa. (Hersheypark Stadium)
June 28: Sunderland, U.K. (Stadium of Light)
June 30: Cardiff, U.K. (Millennium Stadium)
July 2: London, U.K. (Wembley Stadium)
July 5: Manchester, U.K. (Emirates Old Trafford)
July 7: Glasgow, U.K. (Hampden Park)
July 9: Dublin, Ireland (Croke Park)
July 12: Dusseldorf, DE (Esprit Arena)
July 14: Zurich, CH (Letzigrund)
July 16: Amsterdam, NE (Arena)
July 18: Milan, IT (Stadio San Siro)
July 21: Paris, FR (Stade de France)
July 24: Copenhagen, DK (Parken)
July 26: Stockholm, SE (Friends Arena)
July 29: Frankfurt, DE (Commerzbank Arena)
July 31: Brussels, BE (Roi Boudoin)
See a behind the scenes peak of her performance, below: