Beyoncé Kicks Off Formation World Tour In Miami, Tributes Prince With “Purple Rain” Singalong
Our woman of the hour, Beyoncé , launched her highly-anticipated Formation World Tour last night (April 27) at Miami’s Marlins Park, just days after dropping her celebrated new album Lemonade.
The 37-song set featured Lemonade tracks such as “Formation,” “Hold Up,” “Freedom,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” “All Night” and “Daddy Lessons,” with classics like “Baby Boy” and “Survivor” sprinkled throughout. She proceeded to also salute the late funk legend Prince, playing the Purple One’s 1984 power ballad “Purple Rain” on the loudspeakers.
And finally, to end any possible suspicion of trouble in paradise, Queen Bey shouted out her husband Jay Z during her closing number “Halo.” “I want to dedicate this song to my beautiful husband,” she reportedly told the crowd. “I love you so much.”
Take a look at the Prince tribute and the full setlist below.
Formation Sorry Bow Down / Tom Ford Run the World (Girls) Mine Baby Boy / Standing on the Sun Hold Up Countdown Me, Myself and I Runnin’ All Night 6 Inch Don’t Hurt Yourself Ring the Alarm Lost Yo Mind / I Been On / Independent Woman / Naughty Girl Diva Flawless (Remix) Feeling Myself (Nicki Minaj cover) Yoncé 7/11 Drunk in Love Partition Rocket Hip Hop Star Daddy Lessons Single Ladies Purple Rain Crazy in Love (2014 Remix) Naughty Girl Party Blow Sweet Dreams Die With You Freedom Survivor End of Time / Grown Woman Halo