Fresh from a visit to the White House, DJ Khaled is gearing up for another major milestone in his career.
The 40-year-old DJ who rose through the ranks of Miami radio to become a plant-watering symbol of all things successful, announced today that he will be opening for Beyoncé on her upcoming Formation World Tour.
The tour kicks off on April 27 at Marlins Park in Miami.
"They told me I would never tour. Now I'm on the Beyoncé formation tour. Stadium alert!" Khaled said in a brief Instagram video, lighting a celebratory cigar.
He elaborated in the description:
Today I proudly announce a major milestone in my career. Today's announcement is a major accomplishment in my life. In other words it's a major achievement alert!!!! I am proud to announce that I, DJ Khaled will be on tour with the icon, Beyoncé!!!!! Fan luv, when I tell you that prayer is the so powerful, please believe me. I want to thank the incomparable icon Beyoncé for this tremendous opportunity of a lifetime. Your music is the soundtrack to so many people's lives across the globe. Your legacy is a blueprint for the young generation to follow and strive to be. You are the true definition of a superstar. Thank you so much for inviting me on your stage. I promise you this! I'm gonna rip it down so legendary!!!!!! When I was a kid THEY told me no when I wanted to DJ and perform in the club! So guess what, I did!!! OPEN FOR BEYONCÉ!!!!!! Fan luv we did it! We made on the stage with the Queen. Get ready to feel passion pain success and tears of joy in a STADIUM NEAR YOU!!!!! Miami, see you soon!!! I'll be on stage with Beyoncé on April 27th and then I'll be on the road to more success. Thank you again Beyoncé for making this dream come true for me. I will never stop fan luv. Bless up!!
After his career experienced a second wind thanks to Snapchat, Khaled has been touring as a solo act around the country. His shows are part motivational seminar, part karaoke sing-along. Khaled usually plays snippets from his wide range of hit singles as he screams his famous catch phrases at the crowd.
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Khaled finally got a chance to work with Jay Z on "They Don't Love You No More," a track from Khaled's last album, I Changed a Lot. And three months ago, Khaled proudly announced that he'd signed with Roc Nation management, Jay Z's company.
Clearly all this played a role in Khaled joining B onstage for the Formation World Tour. But also, can you blame Beyoncé for wanting Khaled as an opener? Though perhaps the polar opposite of Bey in terms of poise and composure (and hair and dancing ability), few people know how to work a crowd quite like Khaled.
Beyoncé and DJ Khaled On her Formation World Tour. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; 305-480-1300; marlins.com. Tickets cost $45 to $305 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.