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Renaissance becomes highest-grossing Beyoncé tour

Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour has officially been crowned as the singer’s highest-grossing tour to date after generating US$295.8 million (€268.9m) at the box office.

The haul, reported by Billboard Boxscore, surpasses the $256.1m grossed by 2016’s Formation run, and could yet go on to generate over $500m, with more than 20 tour dates still to go.

While the 56-date Renaissance (1.6 million) currently trails the 49-date Formation in terms of ticket sales (2.2m) it is projected to move another one million tickets to settle on around 2.6m by the tour’s end. Her 2018’s On the Run II Tour alongside Jay-Z brought in $253.5m from ticket sales of 2.17m.

Beyoncé sold more than one million tickets for Renaissance’s recent European leg, which became the 41-year-old’s biggest non-US tour leg. The Live Nation-promoted 21-date run finished at Warsaw’s PGE Narodowy Stadium in Poland at the end of June, having grossed $154.4m from 1.05m ticket sales.

The tour is due to wrap up in Kansas City at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on 1 Octobe

The CAA-booked tour is due to wrap up in Kansas City at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on 1 October.

Fans of the singer were recently given the chance to buy “listening only” tickets for select US tour dates. The US$157 passes offered admission for seats behind the stage, with no view of the show.

The “limited view” tickets – which are usually sold to visually impaired people at a reduced price – were first made available for the 41-year-old’s 29-30 July concerts at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.


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Beyoncé adds seven US dates to Formation tour

Live Nation has announced the addition of seven new American dates to Beyoncé’s Formation world tour, which only earlier this week contributed to a record-breaking first quarter of 2016 for the promoter.

The new leg, which will kick off in Rutherford, New Jersey, on 7 September and conclude with a date in Nashville – replacing yesterday’s postponed show at the Nissan Stadium – on 2 October, will follow Formation‘s European dates, which run from 28 June (at Wembley Stadium in London) to 3 August (Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, Barcelona).

On 17 February IQ reported that the tour had sold close to a million tickets worldwide, with the number likely much higher over two months later.

The new dates in full are:

Beyoncé’s last headline tour, the 132-date Mrs Carter Show world tour, grossed US$229.7m worldwide from April 2013 to March 2014.

The June–September 2014 On the Run stadium tour, co-headlined with husband Jay-Z, was the fifth-highest grossing tour of the year, earning $109.7m from 21 dates.