This week was a big one for Beyonce. She dropped her new single “Formation.” Her latest single hit number 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart. She slayed her performance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. (Lest we forget: Coldplay and Bruno Mars were there too!) Then, she announces the dates for her “Formation” World Tour.
But she seems to have forgotten something.
If you will check the list of dates released yesterday, you’ll see that the official tour dates only include dates for North America and parts of Europe. As Mashable.com puts it, “it’s a world tour if the world is only the U.S., Canada and some parts of western Europe.”
The news prompted Aussies on social media to react. One Twitter user even considered the exclusion a “personal attack.”
Hi @Beyonce I just looked it up and Australia is in fact part of the "world". Please kindly update your tour dates. Thanks.
— Mitch Feltscheer (@mitchfel) February 8, 2016
So, is Beyonce really ditching her fans in South America, Asia, Africa and Australia?
According to The Vine Australia, she isn’t.
A “reliable” source told the news outlet that “it’s [only] a matter of time before [tour dates for Australasia are] confirmed and released to the public.”
Why wouldn’t she want to come back to Australia? According to Billboard, Beyonce’s latest tour of Australia and New Zealand grossed more than 40 million AUD (37 million USD).
Beyonce’s team is still in the process of locking down further logistics outside the States, the source told Vine. This tour may include “multiple stadium performances [in Australia], including Melbourne and Sydney” the report added.
So, when is the Queen B’s “Formation” tour really heading Down Under?
Beyonce might make a stop in Australia sometime in late 2016 or early 2017, The Vine suggested.
News to confirm this may be released later in February. Stay tuned for updates.
Beyonce’s last tour, On the Run, was a joint one with husband Jay-Z. The pair only made stops in the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe. All shows were sold out.