Beyonce teams with charities on upcoming tour
Beyonce is spearheading charity drives on select stops for her upcoming Formation World Tour.
The R&B superstar kicks off her trek next Wednesday (27Apr16) in Miami, Florida, and fans attending upcoming shows in Pasadena, California, Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan will not only get to see Beyonce in concert, but participate in a massive fundraiser for local charities.
As part of her BeyGood initiative, she has partnered with three organisations and plans to donate all the proceeds from the arena concerts to philanthropic efforts dealing with issues close to her heart.
Her Pasadena stop in May (16) will benefit the Urban Education Institute in nearby Compton, where underprivileged youths engage in music and arts programmes, and when Beyonce arrives in her hometown of Houston, proceeds will go towards Bread of Life, which combats hunger throughout the city.
And throughout the entire North American tour, fans will be able to support and donate funds through United Way Worldwide in support of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which has left hundreds of residents without clean water. Beyonce will end her U.S. leg on 14 June (16) in nearby Detroit.
In addition, Chime for Change, the campaign she co-founded with Salma Hayek through the Global Citizen project, will also have a presence at all of her tour stops, which include gigs in New York, Philadelphia, Nashville and Chicago.
Before she heads out on tour next week, Beyonce is premiering a new TV special on America's HBO network on Saturday (23Apr16). A cryptic trailer for Lemonade was released on social media over the weekend (16Apr16), and the latest reports suggest it will be a documentary-style film, similar to her 2014 special, Life is But a Dream.