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Beyoncé to aid Flint, Michigan with upcoming Formation Tour

Charity events also planned for Houston and Compton

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    In 2013, Beyoncé launched BeyGOOD, a charity umbrella for her global initiatives. For her upcoming Formation World Tour, BeyGOOD has partnered with a trio of charity organizations to help fans get more involved with giving back.

    In particular, the campaign will focus on providing aid to the residents of Flint, Michigan. United Way will set up an online donation center where fans can contribute to the water crisis relief while entering to win VIP tickets to one of Beyoncé’s concerts. The charity group will also be present at all of the Formation World Tour stops, including a special event set up around the singer’s show in Detroit.

    Similar events will be held in Houston and Compton, each benefiting local causes. In Beyoncé’s hometown of Houston, the event will fund Pastor Rudy Rasmus and his work with Bread of Life, which seeks to feed the city’s hungry. The Compton event will benefit youth music and arts outreach programs through the Urban Education Institute.

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    Chime for Change (which Beyoncé co-founded with Salma Hayek) and Global Citizen have also signed on for the tour and will target select markets. While the Flint water crisis will be at the forefront of all aspects of the campaign, each city on the tour will see the particular issues of their community being addressed by the charity organizations.

    “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 BeyGOOD’s Director of Philanthropy Ivy McGregor.  “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.”

    Find the complete Formation World Tour schedule, which kicks off in just six days, below.

    Beyoncé 2016 Tour Dates:
    04/27 – Miami, FL @ Marlins Park ^
    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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