Beyoncé closes out every night on the “Formation” world tour with “Halo,” off 2008’s I Am… Sasha Fierce, and on Tuesday night at Detroit’s Ford Field she paused before beginning the song to dedicate the performance to the families of those who were killed in Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub.
“This next song is about love,” she told the crowd, “and I’d like to dedicate it to all the family members of those who lost their lives in Florida.”
The mass shooting took place 24 hours later when a gunman entered gay nightclub Pulse and killed 49 people, injuring dozens more.
Beyoncé joins the many celebrities who have remembered the Orlando victims during performances since their deaths. The Dixie Chicks played Ben Harper’s “Better Way” in front of a pride-themed heart at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Bob Weir pleaded for tolerance and acceptance during Dead & Co.’s closing set at Bonnaroo, and Adele dedicated her Antwerp show to those who were killed.
See fan-shot footage of Beyoncé’s tribute below.