In a press release announcing the tour on Sunday night (Feb. 7), a rep for Bey wrote:
“True to her life’s work of always giving back, fans will be given the opportunity to participate in Beyoncé’s #BeyGOOD initiative supporting local United Way programs and the continued work surrounding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. United Way of Genesee County has been at the forefront of distributing thousands of filtration pitchers, faucet mount filters, replacement cartridges and truckloads of water to underserved populations to address immediate needs in Flint Michigan. They are also partnering with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to create a fund that will address long-term developmental, education, nutrition and health needs of the children affected by the Flint Water Crisis. Follow @beygood on Twitter for more information.”
Pearl Jam, Meek Mill, Macklemore and many other musical artists have donated to Flint in recent weeks following the city’s water crisis becoming national news. Beyoncé announced the Formation tour during her Super Bowl performance alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars.
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