Beyoncé Kicks Off 'Formation' Tour in Miami, Jay Z Shows Support But Doesn't Perform

by Meredith B. Kile 8:10 PM PDT, April 27, 2016
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Beyoncé kicked off her Formation tour in Miami on Wednesday, and fans went wild for the singer’s epic stage show as she performed old favorites and songs from her dramatic new album, Lemonade.

The singer built anticipation with a black-and-white intro video on her Instagram, mostly silhouetted in her first look, a black bodysuit with lace leggings and a wide-brim hat.

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Beyoncé kicked off the show with “Formation,” the first single off Lemonade, which the singer debuted ahead of the rest of the album and performed at Super Bowl 50 back in February.

"If you came here to have a good time, if you're proud of where you're from, say ‘I slay!’" she instructed the crowd.

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While the status of the singer’s marriage has been a hot topic in the days since the release of Lemonade, which features several songs that deal with themes of infidelity, Jay Z was at Marlins Park to support his wife, posing for a pic with Rick Ross before the show.

The rapper did not, however, take the stage when Queen Bey performed their duet “Drunk in Love” from her self-titled 2013 album. The singer also posted several pics from tour rehearsals to her website earlier in the day, including an adorable shot of the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

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Beyoncé performed most of the new songs off Lemonade, with accompanying visuals from her HBO short film, telling fans that her favorite track off the new album was the penultimate redemptive anthem, “All Night.” She also showed off new choreography to the country-tinged “Daddy Lessons,” much to the delight of the crowd. 

It wasn’t all about Lemonade, though. The singer performed some old fan favorites like “Flawless” and “Crazy in Love,” and even brought up fans to dance on stage for “Single Ladies.” 

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Beyoncé was also supported in the crowd by former Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams, and sang the DC hit "Bootylicious."

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