Queen Bey Slays with Extravagant 'Renaissance' World Tour


| LAST UPDATE 05/23/2023

By Bernadette Forster
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Yo, what's up, music lovers! You won't believe what Queen Bey has got in store for us - her first solo tour in seven years, and it's already making waves! The Renaissance world tour kicked off in Sweden last week, and fans were left with their jaws on the floor. One fan told BBC Newsbeat, "the most expensive show and the craziest show I've ever been to in my life."

And let me tell you, this tour is big. By the time the 43-date run ends in September, it's expected to gross almost £2B, and it's not hard to see why. This three-hour-long show is packed with surprises and showcases Beyoncé's Grammy-award-winning Renaissance album. And don't worry, she's not leaving out the classics from her biggest albums, including Crazy in Love, I Am... Sasha Fierce and Drunk in Love. The tour also features a visual element, something to get you vibing even harder to the music. Beyoncé hasn't released any music videos for Renaissance, so this is the first chance for fans to experience the tracks with a visual element. She doesn't disappoint, switching up her futuristic wardrobe nine times throughout the show, including a shimmering gold bodysuit covered with black opera gloves.

Beyonce Renaissance World Tour
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The critics are loving it too. The Guardian gave the "dizzying spectacular" a five-star rating, and Rolling Stone said Beyoncé makes breezing through her back catalogue and costume changes "look easy" as everyone else is left to keep up. But it's not all about the music. The tour also has a message of inclusivity, with Beyoncé celebrating black and queer dance culture and promoting equality. Fans have noticed and appreciated her efforts, with Grecia De la Paz and Alicia Colak, who travelled across Europe to be at the show, saying "She's paying tribute to the LGBTQ+ community."

So, if you're one of the lucky ones who managed to snag tickets to this mind-blowing tour, get ready for an unforgettable experience. And for the rest of us, we'll just have to live vicariously through TikTok videos. But if the opening night in Sweden is anything to go by, we're in for a treat.

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