Beyonce’s Renaissance World Tour has become her biggest success to date. Spanning across North America and Europe, according to Entertainment Weekly, raked in nearly $580 million. This is now the highest grossing tour headlined by a female artist, “[surpassing] 2008-09 Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour,” said Forbes.
The tour began on May 10, in Stockholm, Sweden and concluded on Oct. 1, in Kansas City, Missouri. The shows, which were broken up into five distinct acts, primarily featured songs from the headlining album “RENAISSANCE” and several other hits taken from her 20-year catalog. According to Pop Buzz, three songs were briefly removed from some setlists, including “THIQUE”, “ALL UP YOUR MIND”, and “Drunk in Love.” Beyoncé brought these songs back for shows in Georgia, California, Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri.
Only three fellow artists made surprise appearances.Singer Diana Ross and rapper Kendrick Lamar performed at the show in Los Angeles, California. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion performed at the two shows in Houston, Texas, which is also the hometown of both women. Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, occasionally joined the dance crews on stage to perform choreography for “BLACK PARADE”, “MY POWER”, and “Savage Remix”
According to Vibe Magazine, Beyoncé wore over 140 unique outfits across the entire tour, featuring garments made by Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Loewe, and Beyoncé’s very own Ivy Park line.
Numerous celebrities showed out to see the “Queen Bey.” Some included, the ever-elusive singer-songwriter Frank Ocean at the London show, lovebirds Zendaya and Tom Holland at a Warsaw, Poland show, businesswoman Selena Gomez at the Paris show, and even vice president Kamala Harris at the Washington D.C. show.
The tour concluded with the announcement of the singer’s upcoming concert film, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.” It is scheduled to premiere on Dec. 1.