For much of the year, Beyonce has been booked and busy jetting the globe with husband Jay-Z on their blockbuster ‘On The Run II Tour.’
And while the trek is just a few shows from wrapping, the superstar songstress already has her first solo gig in the diary.Array
Queen Bey will make her grand return for an incredible cause at the City of Hope gala on October 11th in Los Angeles.
Jon Platt, Chairman of Warner/Chappell Music and a collaborator of the diva’s since 2005, is being honored at the ceremony with the Spirit of Life award for his philanthropical efforts with City Of Hope – which is world-renowned research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses.
In statement issued moments ago, Platt said:
“Beyonce agreed to perform without a moment’s hesitation, and that wasn’t just for me. She wanted to be part of our celebration for the patients, doctors, scientists, and nurses who make City of Hope a place where miracles can happen. That’s what makes her a cultural icon. She’s not only a genius, in a class of her own, but she has phenomenal heart and soul, and she knows how to use them. This event is going to be one for the ages.”
Mrs Carter herself added:
“I am happy to be in a room that celebrates Jon and the important work he does behind the scenes. City of Hope has done much needed research and has provided quality care for patients for over a hundred years. I am honored to be a part of an event that represents an organization that works so tirelessly caring for others first and foremost.”
Pharrell Williams is hosting the event, while Jay-Z will be on hand to present the award to Platt. Previous recipients include Clive Davis, Quincy Jones, and Sir Lucian Grainge.
Beyond City Of Hope, African fans can catch Beyonce when she takes to the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa in December.