Beyoncé teams with global charities for Formation tour
Little is known about Beyoncé’s upcoming “Formation” tour, but on Tuesday she announced that she would partner with three charities for the run as part of her BeyGood initiative. According to a release, United Way, CHIME FOR CHANGE, and Global Citizen will “have a presence” at every date on the tour.
“The Formation World Tour creates another exciting global opportunity for people everywhere to BeyGOOD, pay it forward and lend support to those in need,” said Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy at Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, in a statement. “Through our collaborations with our strategic charity partners, we’ve created simple ways for everyone to participate. Because we believe together we can make the world better — standing, living and giving in Good Formation.”
With United Way Worldwide, Beyoncé fans can pledge to support the Flint Water crisis. “We’re grateful that Beyoncé is lending her voice and support to those in Flint whose lives have been impacted by this crisis,” said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide.
And through Global Citizen’s partnership with CHIME FOR CHANGE, she’s asking fans to #StandInFormation against poverty, injustice, and gender inequality. “Beyoncé is catalyzing a movement across the world that will both inspire and motivate,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. “We are excited to have the opportunity — in partnership with CHIME FOR CHANGE — to channel this enthusiasm to programs and campaigns that will effect real change across the world.”
Beyoncé’s “Formation” tour kicks off April 27 in Miami, Florida, and on Tuesday DJ Khaled announced that he would open for her along the North American route. (For a full list of dates, head to Beyoncé’s website.)