What To Expect From Beyoncé’s 2023 Renaissance World Tour
The stadium tour kicks off in May in cities across Europe and the U.S.
Get ready for your soul (or at least your bank account) to be broken. Queen Bey is coming to a city near you soon. More than six months after releasing Renaissance, her first solo studio album in six years, Beyoncé finally announced the Renaissance World Tour, sharing the poster on Instagram and posting the tour dates on her website on Feb. 1. The stadium jaunt will kick off in May in Sweden, with dates currently confirmed across Europe and North America.
The Renaissance World Tour will mark Beyoncé’s first live shows in five years — aside from the extravagant private show she played in Dubai on Jan. 21 for the grand re-opening of the Atlantis resort, for which she was reportedly paid around $24 million. Naturally, demand has proven to be enormous, leading Bey to add more shows across the U.S. and Europe. She last co-headlined the On The Run II Tour with her husband Jay-Z in 2018. The singer was rumored to have planned a tour in 2020 to promote The Lion King: The Gift and its accompanying Black Is King film, but dates were inevitably scrapped due to lockdown. Her last solo outing was the Formation World Tour in 2016.
In October, the “CUFF IT” singer indicated — in a very low-key way — that she would embark on a 2023 world tour to promote her seventh studio album. At the inaugural Wearable Art Gala, the 28-time Grammy winner auctioned off a “UNIQUE opportunity,” referencing her fan-favorite track “ALIEN SUPERSTAR,” to see one of her upcoming shows. The listing confirms that the Renaissance tour will kick off in the summer of 2023, calling it “one of the most sought-after musical performances of all time” and assuring international fans that Bey will take the tour worldwide.
That VIP package included two concert tickets, first-class airfare to select cities, a three-night hotel stay, and to top it off, a guided backstage tour from Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson. According to Variety, the winning bidder paid between $45,000 and $50,000 for the honor of seeing Bey. Thankfully, this did not indicate the price range for normal Renaissance tour tickets.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Renaissance World Tour.
Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour Dates
The Renaissance World Tour will kick off on May 10 in Sweden and take Beyoncé to 14 cities across the UK and Europe before heading to the U.S. and Canada. The North American leg will start on July 8 in Toronto and conclude nearly three months later in New Orleans. Demand for tickets ended up being so big that Beyoncé added multiple dates across both continents. On Feb. 2, she announced second shows in several U.S. cities, and added multiple dates across the UK and Europe on Feb. 7, including a total of five shows in London alone.
See the full tour Renaissance World Tour schedule below.
- May 10 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena
- May 11 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena
- May 14 – Brussels, Belgium @ Baudoin Stadium
- May 17 – Cardiff, Wales @ Principality Stadium
- May 20 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ BT Murrayfield Stadium
- May 23 – Sunderland, England @ Stadium of Light
- May 26 – Paris, France @ Stade de France
- May 29 – London, England @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- May 30 – London, England @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- June 1 – London, England @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- June 3 – London, England @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- June 4 – London, England @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- June 8 – Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium
- June 11 – Marseille, France @ Orange Velodrome
- June 15 – Cologne, Germany @ RheinEnergieStadion
- June 17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Johan Cruijff Arena
- June 18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Johan Cruijff Arena
- June 21 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
- June 24 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Deutsche Bank Park
- June 27 – Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Nardowy
- June 28 – Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Nardowy
- July 8 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
- July 9 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
- July 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
- July 15 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
- July 17 – Louisville, KY @ Cardinal Stadium
- July 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Huntington Bank Stadium
- July 22 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
- July 23 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
- July 26 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
- July 29 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
- July 30 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
- Aug. 1 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
- Aug. 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
- Aug. 5 – Washington, DC @ Fedex Field
- Aug. 6– Washington, DC @ Fedex Field
- Aug. 9 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank Of America Stadium
- Aug. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
- Aug. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
- Aug. 16 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
- Aug. 18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
- Aug. 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Dome at America’s Center
- Aug. 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
- Aug. 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium
- Aug. 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
- Sept. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
- Sept. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
- Sept. 11 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium
- Sept. 13 – Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field
- Sept. 18 – Kansas City, KS @ Arrowhead Stadium
- Sept. 21 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
- Sept. 23 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
- Sept. 24 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
- Sept. 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Caesars Superdome
How To Buy Renaissance Tour Tickets
Like Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, fans will need to register with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program to buy tickets to the Renaissance World Tour. BeyHive subscribers can register for their own Verified Fan presale, which comes first, while Citi cardmembers will also have a separate presale before the general Verified Fan onsale. The shows have been divided into Groups A, B, and C, which all have different registration periods and presale dates. Therefore, not all shows will go on sale at once, decreasing the chances of the traffic jams that happened for Swift’s Eras Tour.
That said, huge traffic and long virtual queues are still expected, as Ticketmaster announced the day after the tour announcement that the number of Verified Fan registrations exceeded the number of tickets available by nearly 800%. For cities in Group A, the BeyHive presale will begin on Feb. 6, with the Citi presale happening the next day and the general Verified Fan onsale being held on Feb. 11. The presales for Group B will be held the following week, and tickets for Group C shows will go on sale the week after. Originally, fans had until Feb. 2 to register for Group A shows, Feb. 9 for Group B, and Feb. 16 for Group C. But due to the demand, Ticketmaster ended up cutting off registration for all shows on Feb. 5.
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