It’s been more than a month since Beyoncé released her second visual album, Lemonade that discussed many personal issues and triumphs like infidelity, female empowerment, and more. She kicked off her tour on April 27 in Miami, Florida and concludes in Nashville, Tennessee. There will be 49 shows in total, 32 in North America and 17 in Europe.
Seeing how DJ Khaled is opening up for her, we know that the show is bound to be something special, even if he’s scared of her.
The Guardian gave the show 5 stars saying, “She sounds, moves, and looks like a goddess and most of ‘bow down’ accordingly.” A writer from the Associated Press said that Beyoncé “slays at tour opening.” At Rolling Stone, Kat Bein said Beyoncé was “a prime example of entertainment and a vision of an artist at her apex” and also said “the show was a visual feast as well as an emotional tour de force, packed with fireworks, confetti, rearranging stage designs and aerial dancers.” I think it is safe to say that the Formation World Tour is being received well.
With regards to negative complaints, it seems like police are trying to boycott working the concert because “Formation” is said to have a political anti-police message in it, even though the song talks about pro-blackness with a video to go with it.
As the world tour plans to move to Pittsburgh for the May 31 tour date, cops are complaining about working the event. The police are saying that their union will file a labor complaint if they are forced to work the tour at Heinz Field.
However, in the nature of all things Lemonade, Beyoncé is selling “BOYCOTT BEYONCE” T-Shirts on her world tour, where haters of the queen finally have an official t-shirt, which they can only get a Beyoncé concert…or in the secondhand market. Isn’t she a genius?
As for the music, we’ve got you with the set list below.
- Kitty Kat (Acapella)
- Bow Down
- Run the World (Girls) with a Superpower Interlude
- Baby Boy
- Hold Up
- Me, Myself, and I
- Runnin’ (Lose it All)
- All Night
- Don’t Hurt Yourself
- Ring the Alarm
- Feeling Myself
- Drunk in Love
- Daddy Lessons
- Love on Top (Acapella)
- The Beautiful Ones
- Crazy in Love
- Naughty Girl
- End of Time
- Grown Woman
So, is it too late to still buy tickets? We think so, but that’s the beauty of YouTube.
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)