Beyoncé Breaks Internet with New Video ‘Formation’, Super Bowl Performance, Tour Announcement

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8a948f1205e584af6d5ba7d17495ef76Beyoncé’s newest single “Formation” has resonated with everyone. The visuals, beat and messages strung throughout is a vivid companion to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, activism and Black empowerment.

“Formation” was directed by Melina Matsoukas, who is also responsible for the Grammy Award-winning video for “Pretty Hurts.” She meticulously crafted a visually striking video with the intent to empower Black women. When it broke the Internet Saturday, people could not stop talking about it. Fans analyzed every lyric, created gifs for every image and were hooked for more.

It was timely because Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show only continued the momentum. Dancers were decked out with Black Panther swag, and Beyoncé wore a Michael Jackson-inspired costume. She was the main focus, outshining Coldplay and Bruno Mars. But the icing on the cake was the announcement of her “Formation” tour. The weekend showcased the real power of Beyoncé which is her ability to market herself and rally her fans.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the single and its messages:

For fans wanting to see her in concert this spring, here are the North American tour dates:

April 27: Miami, Florida — Marlins Park

April 29: Tampa, Florida — Raymond James Stadium

May 1: Atlanta, Georgia — Georgia Dome

May 3: Raleigh, North Carolina — Carter-Finley Stadium

May 5: Nashville, Tennessee — Nissan Stadium

May 7: Houston, Texas — NRG Stadium

May 9: Dallas, Texas — AT&T Stadium

May 12: San Diego, California — Qualcomm Stadium

May 14: Los Angeles, California — Rose Bowl

May 16: Santa Clara, California — Levi’s Stadium

May 18: Seattle, Washington — CenturyLink Field

May 20: Edmonton, Alberta — Commonwealth Stadium

May 23: Minneapolis, Minnesota — TCF Bank Stadium

May 25: Toronto, Ontario — Rogers Centre

May 27: Chicago, Illinois — Soldier Field

May 29: Detroit, Michigan — Ford Field

May 31: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Heinz Field

June 3: Boston, Massachusetts — Gillette Stadium

June 5: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Lincoln Financial Field

June 7: New York, New York — Citi Field

June 10: Baltimore, Maryland — M&T Bank Stadium

June 12: Hershey, Pennsylvania — Hersheypark Stadium

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