More important is that over the past couple of days, Beyoncé has made an emphatic return. Her new track ‘Formation’ is undoubtedly one of her finest hours; it’s a celebration of her African American identity, with a particular eye to her Southern heritage. Trap – a type of rap emanating from Atlanta, Georgia - is a key influence on the song’s production. The video meanwhile takes a powerful look at the impact of Hurricane Katrina with shots of Beyoncé perched atop a submerged police car interspersed with footage from New Orleans in the aftermath of the disaster.
Performing at this year’s Superbowl, Beyoncé took a
similarly politically aware stance, shouting out the Black Lives Matter
movement, with the crew of beret clad backing dancers also paying visual homage to
the Black Panthers.
Following this flurry of activity, Beyoncé has announced
The Formation World Tour. She plays London’s Wembley Stadium on July 2 and 3. Presale tickets for this event are available from February 9 at 12 p.m. for members of the Beyhive website, while general tickets are on sale from February 16 at 9 a.m.
|What||Beyoncé, Wembley Stadium|
|Where||Wembley Stadium, London, HA9 0WS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Wembley Park (underground)|
02 Jul 16 – 03 Jul 16, Times TBC. New show date: 3 July
|Website||Click here to go to Beyoncé's official website|