After pioneering the art of the surprise album drop with “Lemonade” back in 2016, Beyoncé is changing things up again for “Renaissance” and stoking excitement with an early single ahead of her forthcoming sixth record. Indebted to the pulse of ‘90s house music, and sampling Robin S’ classic dance track “Show Me Love,” Bey’s comeback moment “Break My Soul” is apparently inspired by the isolation of lockdown (according to Vogue’s editor Edward Enninful) and a yearning for the dancefloor.
Over here, meanwhile, we’re yearning for some live shows — but the question is, will Queen Bey be touring her new album in the UK any time soon?
Well, given the heavy dance influences of the record, it seems likely that“Renaissance” will get a live outing of some description – and though it’s all just speculation at this point, The Sun report that Bey’s team have been scoping out small venues in the UK for a handful of intimate secret shows.
“This new record and campaign will be her most interactive one yet because she wants to reach out to the fans,” an anonymous source claimed. “It will focus on live experiences outside of touring, including intimate shows and pop-up performances. She is planning to spend a lot of time performing and promoting it in the UK, so there will be unique surprises in store for the British fans.”
It wouldn’t be Bey’s first small show rodeo, either — back in 2011, she hosted “4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé” at New York’s now-closed Roseland Ballroom in support of her fourth album.
The source also claimed that a full-blown tour could follow the run of tiny gigs. “People in her camp have scouted out venues for her to perform at when the music comes out and then there will be another huge tour later on,” they said.
Beyoncé’s last solo tour took place in 2016, in support of her previous album “Lemonade.” Since then, the singer has made history as the first Black woman to headline Coachella, and her monumental headline set for the festival in 2018 will surely be remembered as one of the great modern pop shows. In other words, get straight on those tickets if she announces a new tour!
Bustle has approached Beyoncé’s representatives for comment.
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