Beyoncé will perform at the City of Hope Spirit Of Life gala on October 11 in Los Angeles. This will mark her first solo performance following the successful run of the biggest tour of the summer with her husband, JAY-Z — the OTRII stadium tour is scheduled to wrap October 4 in Seattle.

Jon-Platt-1024x768-2City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, will also present its highest honor, the prestigious Spirit of Life® award, to Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music. The evening’s host will be Pharrell Williams, and JAY-Z will also be on hand to present the Spirit of Life® award to Platt (pictured, below), who has worked with Beyoncé since 2005. “Beyoncé agreed to perform without a moment’s hesitation, and that wasn’t just for me,” said Platt. “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.”

Beyoncé commented, “I’m 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.”

In its 45-year history, City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group has raised more than $118 million for City of Hope and has honored some of the most important figures in the music and entertainment industry.

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