Marking her first solo performance since the second run of the joint OTRII tour, it was announced on Monday (Sept. 17) that Beyonce will be performing at the City of Hope gala on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles, Calif.
City of Hope -- a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases -- annually recognizes a philanthropic leader whose work has fundamentally impacted music and entertainment. This year, the organization will be honoring chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music Jon Platt, who has worked with Beyonce since 2005.
The evening’s host will be Pharrell Williams, and proud husband JAY-Z will present the award to Platt.
“Beyoncé agreed to perform without a moment’s hesitation, and that wasn’t just for me,” Jon Platt said in a press release. “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,” Platt added.
Sharing her own excitement, Beyonce also stated in a press release, “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.”