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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.

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

^ = w/ DJ Khaled

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