Beyoncé’s world tour kicks off at Marlins Park

MIAMI (WSVN) — "Queen Bey," also known as Beyoncé, rocked Miami Wednesday night as she kicked off her world tour.

Beyoncé‘s highly-anticipated "The Formation World Tour" made its first stop at Marlins Park to a nearly sold-out audience. The concert, complete with a headlining performance by DJ Khaled, eye-grabbing visuals and even a tribute to the late Prince, made for an epic night.

And her devoted fans, "The Beyhive," told 7News that she did not disappoint.

These fans, who waited for hours early Wednesday, could hardly contain their excitement before the show. "I’m pumped. It’s Beyoncé!" said a fan. "Like, who’s not going to be excited to see the Queen Bey?"

The tour was officially announced after her controversial Super Bowl performance, which left fans scrambling to score tickets. Tickets in many cities even sold out in less than an hour.

"I’m too excited. Like I can hardly breathe!" said a fan waiting outside the stadium. "We’re about to get in formation, baby!" said another.  

On Saturday, just days before her concert in Miami, the singer surprised fans with her sixth studio album, "Lemonade," on HBO. The world premiere featured videos for the album, which has been described as a personal project that touches on topics like adultery, forgiveness and police brutality.

And this "anti-police" message did not go unnoticed.

Back in February, the President of the Miami Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, Javier Ortiz, called for all law enforcement officers to boycott her upcoming concert at Marlins Park. However, the Miami Police Chief reassured attendees that there would be law enforcement present at all times.

Beyoncé‘s next stop on her world tour will be at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Friday night.