Update 2: Watch Beyoncé perform the track at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. You have to sit through Coldplay first, so press play and go grab a coffee:

Update: You'll be able to catch Queen Bey live at the following dates (tickets on sale February 15th):

04-27 Miami, FL - Marlins Park
04-29 Tampa Bay, FL - Raymond James Stadium
05-01 Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome
05-03 Raleigh, NC - Carter-Finley Stadium
05-05 Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium
05-07 Houston, TX - NRG Stadium
05-09 Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium
05-12 San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium
05-14 Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl
05-16 Santa Clara, CA - Levi's Stadium
05-18 Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field
05-20 Edmonton, Alberta - Commonwealth Stadium
05-23 Minneapolis, MN - TCF Bank Stadium
05-25 Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre
05-27 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
05-29 Detroit, MI - Ford Field
05-31 Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field
06-03 Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium
06-05 Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
06-07 New York, NY - Citi Field
06-10 Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium
06-12 Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
06-28 Sunderland, England - Stadium of Light
06-30 Cardiff, England - Millennium Stadium
07-02 London, England - Wembley Stadium
07-05 Manchester, England - Emirates Old Trafford
07-07 Glasgow, Scotland - Hampden Park
07-09 Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park
07-12 Dusseldorf, Germany - Esprit Arena
07-14 Zurich, Switzerland - Letzigrund
07-16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Arena
07-18 Milan, Italy - Stadio San Siro
07-21 Paris, France - Stade de France
07-24 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
07-26 Stockholm, Sweden - Friends Arena
07-29 Frankfurt, Germany - Gommerzbank Arena
07-31 Brussels, Belgium - Roi Boudoin


Original Story

An unsuspecting Saturday afternoon was overturned and apprehended by the #BeyHive, after Beyoncé surprisingly dropped a new single 'Formation,' with the powerful visuals to accompany it. Queen Bey's first single since 2014 offers production credits to Mike WiLL Made-It and a co-writing nod to Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee and comes just a day before her Super Bowl 50 halftime appearance.

Her imagery is astounding. With (now credited) footage from a New Orleans documentary, to a police line with their hands up, to Beyoncé lying on top of a New Orleans police car that's submerged in water to her daughter Blue Ivy Carter smirking in white, Beyoncé's statement piece is a compilation of muses drawn from her Southern roots and her blackness. Bey is proud and her representation upholds her cultural appreciation. She slays.

Beyoncé also released a line of 'Formation' merch, which can be purchased here.