A group of people are planning an anti-Beyonce rally in Manhattan on the day her world tour tickets go on sale, in protest of her Black Panther-referencing Super Bowl performance.
The singer joined Coldplay to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (7 February), and her show was both joyous and politically charged. Her backing dancers were dressed in black leather and wore black berets - an unmistakeable reference to the Black Panther Party, a revolutionary black nationalist organisation formed in the US in 1966.
Towards the beginning of her performance, both Beyonce and her backing dancers raised their firsts in the air, a reference to the black power salute that began with Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics. Beyonce appears at around the 7.10 mark in the video below.
In response to the performance, someone is organising a rally in New York next Tuesday (16 February) to protest her "hate speech" and "racism." The event description reads, "Are you offended as an American that Beyoncé pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl? Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement?
"Do you agree that the Black Panthers was/is a hate group which should not be glorified? Come and let's stand together. Let's tell the NFL we don't want hate speech & racism at the Superbowl ever again!" Just FYI event organiser, anti-white racism is not a thing. It's just not.
Full dates for Beyonce's world tour are below - for tickets and more information, visit here.
Wed. April 27 Miami, FL Marlins Park
Fri. April 29 Tampa Raymond James Stadium
Sun. May 1 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
Tue. May 3 Raleigh, NC Carter-Finley Stadium
Thu. May 5 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
Sat. May 7 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Mon. May 9 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
Thu. May 12 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium
Sat. May 14 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Mon. May 16 San Francisco, CA Levi's Stadium
Wed. May 18 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
Fri. May 20 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium
Mon. May 23 Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium
Wed. May 25 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Fri. May 27 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Sun. May 29 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Tue. May 31 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
Fri. June 3 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Sun. June 5 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Tue. June 7 New York, NY Citi Field
Fri. June 10 Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium
Sun. June 12 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Tue. June 28 Sunderland, UK Stadium of Light
Thu. June 30 Cardiff, UK Millennium Stadium
Sat. July 2 London, UK Wembley Stadium
Tue. July 5 Manchester, UK Emirates Old Trafford
Thu. July 7 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park
Sat. July 9 Dublin, IE Croke Park
Tue. July 12 Dusseldorf, DE Esprit Arena
Thu. July 14 Zurich, CH Letzigrund
Sat. July 16 Amsterdam, NE Arena
Mon. July 18 Milan, IT Stadio San Siro
Thu. July 21 Paris, FR Stade de France
Sun. July 24 Copenhagen, DK Parken
Tue. July 26 Stockholm, SE Friends Arena
Fri. July 29 Frankfurt, DE Commerzbank Arena
Sun. July 31 Brussels, BE Roi Boudoin