By Chloe Chang
Photo by Columbia Records
Beyoncé just announced her "Renaissance" world tour!
After years of anticipation from the BeyHive, Beyoncé went on Instagram and in her first post since November 2022, she dropped the tour news. The post racked up nearly 8 million likes in just 1 day, showing the excitement from fans.
The "Renaissance" tour is named after Beyoncé's seventh studio album that was released on July 29th last year. The BeyHive can expect many first-time performances of songs from Renaissance, as well as other fan-favorites from Beyoncé's iconic discography. "Renaissance" will be Beyoncé's first solo tour since her "Formation World Tour" in 2016 following the release of Lemonade!
Beyoncé's 2023 tour will have a European leg and North American leg. The European leg begins in May in Stockholm, Sweden, and will continue until June, ending in Warsaw, Poland. "Renaissance's" North American leg will pick up in July in Toronto, Ontario and end in August in New Orleans, Louisiana after she travels across the U.S.
For North American fans, Ticketmaster's Verified Fan process will be used for ticketing. The North American tour stops will be placed in 3 different groups and fans must register for their group of interest as soon as February 2nd. In addition to Ticketmaster's Verified Fan, the 'Renaissance" tour will also be using BeyHive Verified Fan and Citi Verified Fan.
The "Renaissance" tour will have extremely high demand, evident in the way multiple North American stops have had second shows added. On February 2nd, Ticketmaster announced additional shows for Toronto, Chicago, East Rutherford, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Houston. According to Live Nation, these additional dates might not be enough to meet demand. Based on the number of Verified Fan registrations, Live Nation stated that "it is still expected that the majority of interested fans will not be able to get tickets because demand drastically exceeds supply."
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Following the immense difficulty Taylor Swift fans had in trying to get tickets to her "Eras" tour, the BeyHive is understandably worried for how Ticketmaster will handle the "Renaissance" tour. See some fan reactions below:
Ticketing for Beyoncé's "Renaissance" world tour begins on February 6th!