Beyonce has announced the ‘Renaissance World Tour’, her first new tour in nearly seven years
Pop megastar Beyonce plans to tour Europe and North America later this year, following the release of her latest album “Revival” on Wednesday. The tour announcement—his first in nearly seven years—came just days before the Grammy Awards ceremony, where he was the most-nominated artist.
According to Variety , there’s speculation that she might perform at the event alongside her husband and fellow superstar Jay-Z, who is joined by rapper and producer T.J. The entertainment magazine reports that Khalid will take the stage with her.
The “Renaissance World Tour” kicks off in Stockholm on May 10 and will travel across the continent until the end of June. It will resume in Toronto in July before closing in New Orleans in September.
Beyoncé released her seventh studio album, “Revival,” at the end of July to top the charts and to critical acclaim. The record, inspired by black and queer dance music culture and pioneers, is in the running for album of the year at this year’s Grammy Awards on Sunday.
Beyoncé’s last studio tour was in 2016 in support of her album “Lemonade.”
Sunday’s ceremony could come as a showdown between seven-award-nominated Beyoncé and British pop diva Adele.
The release of the 41-year-old’s seventh solo album, the pulsating club track collection “Revival,” is considered by many to be the music industry’s biggest hit of 2022, further cementing Beyoncé’s place as the uncontested queen of the dance floor.
According to the announcement, the artist’s charity BeyGood will support small businesses, scholarship funds and local community initiatives in cities throughout the tour.
The singer-songwriter faced online criticism at the grand opening of Atlantis The Royal Hotel in Dubai last month. Same-sex relationships are criminalized in the UAE.
Tickets for the North American shows go on sale February 6 via Ticketmaster.