Beyoncé supporting Flint efforts on upcoming tour

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Beyoncé is falling into “Formation” to help victims of Flint’s water crisis.

Detroit is one of three cities on the singer’s upcoming tour that will feature a “signature charity event,” the singer’s reps announced on Wednesday.

Beyoncé’s June 14 concert at Ford Field, part of her Formation World Tour, will include an event that will “serve as a celebration of the resourcefulness of the people of Flint and Detroit, Michigan,” according to a release.

Details of the event were not immediately available. Special events will also be held at Bey’s concerts in Houston and Compton, Calif.

The announcement came along with note that Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD charity is teaming with the United Way for the upcoming trek. In addition, Chime for Change, a global fundraising and awareness campaign that promotes education, health and justice for girls, and Global Citizen, a platform that promotes campaigns that aim to bring change to the world, will both have a presence at the Detroit concert.

Royal Oak-based fundraising website CrowdRise is also partnering with the United Way to support efforts to help those affected by Flint’s water crisis. Those who donate money through the site will qualify for an opportunity to win VIP tickets to Beyoncé’s tour, according to a release.

Beyoncé’s 24-date Formation tour launches next week in Miami and wraps with the Detroit concert.

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