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Beyoncé fans are scrambling to get tickets to the singer’s Renaissance 2023 world tour as the general release went on sale on Tuesday.
General sale tickets went live for the Halo singer’s UK dates at 10am on Ticketmaster and Live Nation – with thousands desperate to be in with a chance of seeing Queen Bey on stage.
Beyoncé’s Renaissance 2023 world tour comes six years after her last – the Formation World tour – and will feature songs from her seventh studio album, which contains the hit track Break My Soul.
On Tuesday, online waiting rooms were created by Ticketmaster and Live Nation and thousands were already in the queue at 10am when the tickets went live.
Venting their frustration, one wrote: ‘How are there 369,000 people in the queue in front of me for Beyoncé tickets I literally went on straight at 10’.
One to watch: Beyonce fans are fighting to get tickets to the singer’s Renaissance 2023 world tour as the general release went on sale on Tuesday
Another added: ‘There’s only 1,700 people in front of me for Beyoncé tickets, I feel sick.’
A third chimed: ‘I’m currently in line in London, Paris, and Amsterdam for Beyoncé tickets. May the odds forever be in my favour.’
Hundreds of thousands of her fans entered virtual queues for pre-sale tickets last week, with a staggering 400,000 waiting in line for tickets to one of her two London performances.
Ticket prices range from £56 for a seated ticket, to £106, while VIP packages can range from £1,960 to an eye-watering £2,400.
On Sunday night the songstress became the most awarded artist in Grammys history.
Beyonce won best R&B song, best dance/electronic recording, best dance/electronic album and best traditional R&B performance for Renaissance.
The tour will begin in Europe this May before concluding in North America in September.
As with previous tours, Beyoncé will make her mark offstage, too, with BeyGOOD, the initiative she founded in 2013 to support people and programs around the world.
The world tour comes after Beyoncé returned to the stage with a grand performance in Dubai last month, marking her first concert in four years.
The musical icon was taking to the stage to celebrate the opening of new luxury hotel Atlantis The Royal, which managed to draw out a bevy of international stars.
Despite the high profile of the event, the hitmaker tried to tamp down on the publicity by banning recording and forcing attendees to lock up their phones ahead of the show.
Born performer: General sale tickets went live for the Halo singer’s UK dates at 10am – with thousands scrambling to be in with a chance of seeing Queen Bey on stage
Competition: On Tuesday, online waiting rooms were created by Ticketmaster and Live Nation and thousands were already in the queue at 10am when the tickets went live
Fans had been hoping that the long-awaited release of Renaissance meant a tour would be on the cards.
There’s also potential for some very special guests to join her.
In putting the album together, she enlisted the help of such artists as Drake, Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Skrillex – and none other than her own husband Jay-Z.
The dance-heavy album features 16 tracks, including the previously released single Break My Soul, which dropped last month.
The other 15 other tracks are: I’m That Girl, Cozy, Alien Superstar, Cuff It, Energy, Church Girl, Plastic Off the Sofa, Virgo’s Groove, Move, Heated, Thique, All Up in Your Mind, America Has a Problem, Pure/Honey and Summer Renaissance.
There could be potential for more shows down the line as Beyonce previously described the album as a ‘three-act project.’
In her note, she re-stated the album’s creative process took three years and detailed working throughout the pandemic, calling it a ‘time to be still, but also a time I found to be the most creative.’
She went on to say: ‘Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world.
‘It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving.
‘My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment, a place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking.
‘A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.’
Renaissance debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marking the best-selling week from a female artist this year, and second best-selling of the year.
Queen Bey: On Sunday night the songstress became the most awarded artist in Grammys history
It sold 332,000 equivalent album units in the week through August 4, Billboard reported, citing stats from Luminate.
The album was the first from a female artist to land atop the Billboard 200 this year, as the last female artist to achieve the feat was Adele with her album 40 last December.
The record went on to top the charts for its first six weeks, from December 4, 2021 thru January 8, 2022.
Renaissance is Beyonce’s first solo studio album since her groundbreaking visual album Lemonade from 2016, in which she famously confronted the questions around her marriage to Jay-Z and his fidelity.
Beyonce and Jay-Z have been married since 2008 and have welcomed three children into the world – Blue Ivy, 10, and twins Sir and Rumi, five.
Beyonce has released four albums since 2016’s Lemonade, although none of them were solo studio efforts.
In 2018, she dropped Everything Is Love, with Jay-Z under the name the Carters.
In April of 2019, she released Homecoming, an album accompanying her 2018 headlining performance at Coachella.
New material: The singer will take her latest album Renaissance on the road, with the tour beginning in Europe this May before concluding in North America in September
That summer she followed with The Lion King: The Gift, a companion album to the Disney film that featured several new Beyonce songs (a deluxe edition of that album featuring three additional tracks was released a year later).
Meanwhile, music bosses are making an audacious bid to bring Beyoncé to The BRIT Awards later this month, MailOnline can reveal.
High level discussions have been taking place amongst Sony music executives and the superstar’s team to attend the February 11th event at London’s O2 where she’s been nominated for two gongs including International Artist of the Year.
Beyoncé’s attendance would be a boost for the award show, where she is nominated for her single Break My Soul in the International Song of the Year category.
She’s back! Beyoncé returned to the stage for her first concert in four years when she performed in Dubai last month
A music source revealed: ‘There have been some serious discussions at the top end of the record label for Beyoncé to have a live presence at the BRITs — having the world’s biggest superstar to attend the ceremony would be a huge coup.
‘She has been to The BRITs before and sees the event as a key moment in the music calendar and a way to connect with her European fanbase.
‘It is common for some of the bigger acts performing at the ceremony to be finalised days before so a deal is still under negotiation and could go down to the wire.
‘But there’s been a big push to get her to the ceremony and for her to perform would be the absolute dream scenario.’
A source added: ‘The schedule of the ceremony is locked down so if Beyoncé was to perform there would need to be a shake-up but it’s more likely she will be there as a guest.’
Renaissance World Tour dates
May 10: Stockholm, SE (Friends Arena)
May 14: Brussels, BE (Baudoin Stadium)
May 17: Cardiff, UK (Principality Stadium)
May 20: Edinburgh, UK (Murrayfield)
May 23: Sunderland, UK (Stadium of Light)
May 26: Paris, FR (Stade de France)
May 29: London, UK (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
May 30: London, UK (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
June 1: London, UK (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
June 2: London, UK (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
June 6: Lyon, FR (Groupama Stadium)
June 8: Barcelona, SP (Olympic Stadium)
June 11: Marseille, FR (Orange Vélodrome)
June 15: Cologne, DE (Rheinenergiestadion)
June 17: Amsterdam, NL (JC Arena)
June 18: Amsterdam, NL (JC Arena)
June 21: Hamburg, DE (Volksparkstadion)
June 24: Frankfurt, DE (Deutsche Bank Park)
June 27: Warsaw, PL (Pge Nardowy)
July 8: Toronto, CA (Rogers Centre)
July 9: Toronto, CA (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 26: Detroit, MI (Ford Field)
July 29: New York, NY (Metlife Stadium)
July 30: New York, NY (Metlife Stadium)
August 1: Boston, MA (Gillette Stadium)
August 3: Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Field)
August 5: Washington, DC (FedEx Field)
August 9: Charlotte, NC (Bank of America Stadium)
August 11: Atlanta, GA (Mercedes Benz Stadium)
August 16: Tampa, FL (Raymond James Stadium)
August 18: Miami, FL (Hard Rock Stadium)
August 21: St. Louis, MI (Dome at Americas Center)
August 24: Phoenix, AZ (State Farm Stadium)
August 26: Las Vegas, NV (Allegiant Stadium)
August 30: San Francisco, CA (Levi’s Stadium)
September 2: Los Angeles, CA (Sofi Stadium)
September 3: Los Angeles, CA (Sofi Stadium)
September 11: Vancouver, CA (Bc Place)
September 13: Seattle, WA (Lumen Field)
September 18: Kansas City, KS (Arrowhead Stadium)
September 21: Dallas, TX (AT&T Stadium)
September 23: Houston, TX (NRG Stadium)
September 27: New Orleans, LA (Caesars Superdome)
Source: DailyMail UK