Beyonce begins her 57-date Renaissance World Travel Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday with futuristic panache.
The set design on the opening night of the global superstar’s second all-stadium solo tour appeared to be his most ambitious yet. Videos posted on social media showed pyrotechnics, disco balls, giant moving robots and even a shiny, metallic tank that Beyonce rode while singing.
The tour is in support of Beyoncé’s seventh solo studio album, “Renaissance. It is her first solo tour in nearly seven years. In 2016, the Formation World Tour supported her album, “Lemonade.”
Beyoncé performed all 16 songs from “Renaissance” at the opening show of the tour, the first time she performed any of them live. Several older songs from his extensive catalog made their live debut, including Grammy-winner “Black Parade,” “Lift Off” and “Savage Remix,” his number one hits with Megan Thee Stallion.
Beyoncé opened the show with four straight ballads, including her 2003 hit “Dangerously in Love 2,” an unconventional move for a singer known for opening her concerts with fast-paced smash hits like “Crazy in Love,” “Run the World (Girls).” ,” and “formation.”
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Beyoncé then launched into songs from “Renaissance,” a performance replete with a futuristic set design — including those robotic arms — and weird, black and trance-inspired choreography that evoked the theme and tenor of her latest acclaimed album.
Dancing energetically with a troupe of backup dancers in blonde wigs and shiny silver leotards, the 41-year-old mother of three sang (and rapped) with an energy and primalness that put her in a distinct category among pop performers. His athleticism doesn’t seem to have waned since his amazingly aerobic headlining set at Coachella in 2018.
The performers’ costumes were as whimsical and ultramodernist as the show’s set design, from a gold bodysuit inspired by Lowe’s Fall 2022 collection to a giant bee dress — a sardonic embrace of her title as “Queen Bey.” Another garment was seen to be transformed by UV light while she wore it.
Beyoncé closed the event with a performance of the album’s final track, “Summer Renaissance,” while perched atop a glowing, crystal horse — evoking the “Renaissance” album cover — and then being hoisted above the crowd in a cloud of glittering confetti.
Wednesday marked the second live performance for Beyoncé in nearly three years. Beyoncé hasn’t performed in front of a live audience since singing before her January performance at the opening of Atlantis The Royal Hotel in Dubai. Kobe Bryant Memorial In February 2020. She co-headlined her last world tour with her husband Jay-Z in 2018.
Forbes predicted Monday that the Renaissance World Tour could gross about $2.1 billion — $500 million more than Taylor Swift’s “Eras” world tour and more than all of Beyoncé’s previous concerts combined.
Beyonce announced that she will donate a total of $2 million to support students and entrepreneurs throughout her Renaissance World Tour. Begood Foundation. The foundation’s BeyGOOD initiative, established in 2013, has undertaken a variety of philanthropic efforts in the United States and worldwide, including providing assistance to communities affected by natural disasters, promoting education and supporting programs that address issues such as housing shortages and mental health. It also provided grants to small, black-owned businesses – a focus since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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