It’s been six years since she toured last, this May Beyoncé starts her Renaissance World Tour. The frenzy to get tickets was incredible, spawning memes and Tweets of fans selling their souls to see their Queen Bey.
The US leg of the tour starts July 12th when she performs in front of her enthusiastic Beyhive fans in Philadelphia. Some of the major city stops include Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, Dallas, Charlotte, St. Louis, Vegas, San Francisco, and Inglewood, with the tour currently ending in New Orleans on September 27th.
With 32 Grammy Awards, Beyoncé stands at the top of the artist success mountain. The cultural icon started her music career as a child partaking in singing and dancing competitions before she joined Destiny’s Child in the ’90s. “No, No, No” was their first major hit from the album “Destiny’s Child.” Although, it was their second album, “The Writing’s on the Wall,” that was one of their best pieces of work and produced the hit singles “Bills Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name.”
In 2002, Beyoncé broke out with her first solo with her now husband, Jay-Z, with the song “03 Bonnie & Clyde.” Since then, they’ve created a lot of other music together, such as “Crazy in Love,” “Déjà Vu,” and “Drunk in Love.”
What makes her a standout is the fact that she has sold over 200 million records, won 26 MTV Video Music Awards, 31 BET Awards, plus many more accolades. Her single “Irreplaceable” was a world-wide hit, plus “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” became a monster hit. Her album “4” has so many streams on Spotify, she was the first to have three albums exceed over a billion streams. Her album “Lemonade” was even bigger and even more successful. In other words, there is no one like Beyonce.
But it’s not just music that has transformed her into a legend among legends. Beyoncé has also starred in big screen projects such as “Austin Powers – Goldmember,” where her solo single “Work It Out” emerged. She also had starring roles in “The Fighting Temptations,” “The Pink Panther,” “Dreamgirls,” “Obsessed,” “Epic,” and “The Lion King.” She’s also directed four movies, one being “Beyonce: Lemonade.”
There’s not much this powerful woman can’t do when she puts her mind to it and her loyal Beyhive fans will attest. Seeing her in concert is a rare treat and one that is worth the experience.
Since the original tour announcement, fans were elated when seven additional dates in the US were added. Many shows have sold out, but depending on the date, you might be able to find your way in. For locals, the first two nights (September 1st and 2nd) at SoFi are sold out, but tickets remain for the third (September 4th).