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Beyoncé kicks off Formation Tour with 37-song setlist, including “Purple Rain” tribute

Plus: She dedicates her closing song "Halo" to her "beautiful husband," Jay Z

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    Beyoncé launched her highly anticipated Formation World Tour at Miami’s Marlins Park on Wednesday. Coming just days after the unexpected release of new album Lemonade, the 37-song (!) setlist leaned heavily on new material, featuring tracks like “Hold Up”, “Freedom”, “Sorry”, “Don’t Hurt Yourself”, “All Night”, “Daddy Lessons”, and “Formation”.

    Elsewhere in the set, Queen Bey paid tribute to Prince, leading a singalong of “Purple Rain”; she mashed up “Drunk in Love” with Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools”; she brought back her cover of Vanity 6’s “Nasty Girl”; and she performed the 2014 remix of “Crazy In Love” featuring elements of Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious”.

    And while Lemonade listeners may not be too fond of Jay Z at the moment, that didn’t stop Bey from dedicating her closing performance of “Halo” to her husband. “I want to dedicate this song to my beautiful husband. I love you so much,” she reportedly said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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    Check out a compilation of fan-shot footage from the concert above, and clips of her “Purple Rain” cover below. The full setlist follows.

    Setlist:
    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’ (Lose It All) (Naughty Boy Cover)
    All Night
    Don’t Hurt Yourself
    Ring the Alarm (with samples of ‘Lost Yo Mind’, ‘I Been On’, ‘Naughty Girl’, and ‘Independent Women Part 1’)
    Diva (with samples of ‘Cut It’)
    Flawless (Remix)
    Feeling Myself (Nicki Minaj cover)
    Yoncé
    7/11
    Drunk in Love (with elements of ‘Swimming Pools’)
    Rocket
    Daddy Lessons
    Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
    Purple Rain (Prince singalong)
    Crazy in Love (2014 Remix)
    Crazy in Love (with elements of ‘Bootylicious’)
    Naughty Girl
    Party (with samples of ‘Party’ and ‘Bullshit’)
    Blow (with sample of ‘Nasty Girl’)
    Sweet Dreams / Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
    Freedom
    Survivor (Destiny’s Child song)
    End of Time / Grown Woman (Mashup)
    Halo

    Check out Beyoncé’s Formation Tour schedule below, and let’s cross our fingers that Lemonade’s many collaborators — Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, and Father John Misty, among others — will pop up throughout the Formation trek.

    Beyoncé 2016 Tour Dates:
    04/29 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium ^
    05/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome ^
    05/03 – Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium ^
    05/05 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium ^
    05/07 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium ^
    05/09 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium ^
    05/12 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium ^
    05/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl ^
    05/16 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
    05/18 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field ^
    05/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
    05/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium
    05/25 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
    05/27 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
    05/28 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
    05/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
    06/03 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium ^
    06/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field ^
    06/07 – New York, NY @ Citi Field ^
    06/08 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
    06/10 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium ^
    06/12 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium ^
    06/14 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field ^
    06/28 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
    06/30 – Cardiff, UK @ Millennium Stadium
    07/02 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
    07/03 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
    07/05 – Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford
    07/07 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
    07/09 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
    07/12 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Esprit Arena
    07/14 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund
    07/16 – Amsterdam, NE @ Arena
    07/18 – Milan, IT @ Stadio San Siro
    07/21 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
    07/24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken
    07/26 – Stockholm, SE @ Friends Arena
    07/29 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena
    07/31 – Brussels, BE @ Roi Boudoin

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    ^ = w/ DJ Khaled

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