Beyoncé has extended her upcoming Renaissance World Tour thanks to massive demand for tickets.
On Thursday (February 2), Ticketmaster announced on Twitter that seven new shows have been added to the North American leg of the global trek after demand for tickets exceeded supply by more than 800 percent.
The extension includes additional stops in cities Bey was already scheduled to perform in, including Toronto (July 9), Chicago (July 23), East Rutherford (July 30), Washington, D.C. (August 6), Atlanta (August 12), Inglewood (September 3) and Houston (September 24).
However, Ticketmaster noted that “demand is still expected to drastically exceed supply.”
Fans looking to get their hands on tickets to the new tour dates can register through Live Nation, where they’ll be entered into a “lottery-style process” for a chance to be put on the waiting list.
To help as many concertgoers get tickets as possible, the tour has announced its first extension, adding second shows in 7 cities — and Verified Fan Registration for Group A now closes tomorrow, Fri, Feb 3rd at 12pm ET.
To register, head to: https://t.co/H3VnWRZVME pic.twitter.com/yEvGZ0onX4
— Ticketmaster (@Ticketmaster) February 3, 2023
Beyoncé announced the Renaissance World Tour on Wednesday (February 1) to coincide with the start of Black History Month.
The 40-city arena trek begins overseas in Sweden on May 10, with subsequent European stops in the UK, France, Spain, Netherlands, Poland and Germany.
Bey will then return to North America in July for shows in Toronto, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and her hometown of Houston, among other cities.
The difficult process of acquiring tickets isn’t the only thing Beyoncé fans have had to contend with when it comes to the Renaissance Tour.
People have been up in arms over the alleged ticket prices, which are retailing for a minumum of $500. That figure will more than likely increase as the tour gets closer.
“Beyoncé better price those tickets like someone who told people to quit their jobs last July,” one fan joked on Twitter, while another added: “how am i supposed to afford these renaissance tickets when beyoncé told me to quit my job.. so i did.”
JAY-Z-‘s engineer, Young Guru, has made it crystal clear to ticket-hungry fans that they shouldn’t come to him looking for a hook-up.
“LISTEN I WORK FOR JAYZ,” he wrote in an Instagram Story after the tour was announced. “I DO NOT HAVE BEYONCE TICKETS!!!!”
Check out Beyoncé’s updated Renaissance Tour schedule below:
May 10 — Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena
May 14 — Brussels, Belgium @ King Baudoin Stadium
May 17 — Cardiff, Wales @ Cardiff Principality Stadium
May 20 — Edinburgh, Scotland @ BT Murrayfield Stadium
May 23 — Sunderland, England @ Stadium of Light
May 26 — Paris, France @ Stade de France
May 29 — London, England @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
May 30 — London, England @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Jun 8 — Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium
Jun 11 — Marseille, France @ Orange Velodrome
Jun 15 — Cologne, Germany @ RheinEnergieStadion
Jun 17 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Johan Cruijff Arena
Jun 21 — Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
Jun 24 — Frankfurt, Germany @ Deutsche Bank Park
Jun 27 — Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Nardowy
Jul 8 — Toronto, Ontario @ Rogers Centre
Jul 9 — Toronto, Ontario @ Rogers Centre*
Jul 12 — Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Jul 15 — Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
Jul 17 — Louisville, KY @ Cardinal Stadium
Jul 20 — Minneapolis, MN @ Huntington Bank Stadium
Jul 22 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Jul 23 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field*
Jul 26 — Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Jul 29 — East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Jul 30 — East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium*
Aug 1 — Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Aug 3 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Stadium
Aug 5 — Washington, D.C. @ FedEx Field
Aug 6 — Washington, D.C. @ FedEx Field*
Aug 9 — Charlotte, NC @ Bank of America Stadium
Aug 11 — Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug 12 — Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium*
Aug 16 — Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
Aug 18 — Miami Gardens, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
Aug 21 — St. Louis, MO @ Dome at America’s Center
Aug 24 — Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
Aug 26 — Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium
Aug 30 — Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
Sep 2 — Inglewood, CA @ SoFi Stadium
Sep 3 — Inglewood, CA @ SoFi Stadium*
Sep 11 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ BC Place
Sep 13 — Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field
Sep 18 — Kansas City, MO @ GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Sep 21 — Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Sep 23 — Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
Sep 24 — Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium*
Sep 27 — New Orleans, LA @ Caesars Superdome