After much speculation, it seems Beyoncé is taking “Renaissance” on tour next summer! Queen Bey hasn’t made an official announcement just yet, but on Saturday, Oct. 22, a concert experience was raffled off at the fifth annual Wearable Art Gala — at which the Grammy winner was in attendance. Beyoncé’s rep did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment about the announcement.
The concert package was valued at $20,000 and included first-class plane tickets, a three-night hotel stay, two “Renaissance” concert tickets, and a guided backstage tour from Tina Knowles-Lawson, Beyoncé’s mom. The event, which takes place in Santa Monica, CA, was founded by Knowles-Lawson and her husband, Richard Lawson, to benefit the WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater’s youth programs.
While the exact amount that the package was auctioned off for has yet to be revealed, video footage from the event shows bids reaching $50,000 and more, as reported by Yahoo News. The only thing that’s certain is that the first two tickets to the “Renaissance” tour appear to have been sold. For now, news on tour dates and when tickets will go on sale for the general public remains under wraps.
Beyoncé released her seventh solo album, act one of a three-part series, in July, six years after she gave us 2016’s “Lemonade.” The 41-year-old Grammy-winning icon celebrated its release on her website, writing, “We did it!!! Thank you all so much for you love and support . . . This was years of experimentation. This was years of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. I’m so grateful and it was worth it. I’m thankful that it was received and understood.”
She also hosted a star-studded Studio 54-inspired dance party at New York City’s Paradise Club to mark the album becoming her seventh No. 1 solo album and the biggest debut from a woman artist this year, per Billboard. And she’s been teasing clips from her “Renaissance” music videos, including “I’m That Girl,” in which she’s serving full main-character energy.