Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Summer 2023 Tour Inadvertently Revealed at Charity Auction

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Beyoncé seemingly confirmed she will be on tour next summer during WACO Theater‘s Wearable Art Gala 2022 on Saturday night by auctioning an extravagant concert ticket package during the charity event.

In photos shared by attendees, the package description listed the following: “Valued at a total of $20,000, United [Airlines] x WACO offers you a chance to see Beyoncé on her ‘Renaissance’ tour starting in the summer of 2023 at any of United’s national and international destinations around the world. This prize is complete with 2 first-class international United Airlines Polaris tickets to select cities with 3-night hotel accommodations at a Marriott property. And, to one of the most sought-after musical performances of all time, 2 concert tickets to Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ 2023 tour with a guided backstage tour with Miss Tina [Beyoncé’s mother]!”

There are conflicting reports online, however, the winning bidder was said to have paid between $45,000 and $50,000 for the prize.

Beyoncé has yet to officially announce or comment on the tour. “Renaissance” was released in July but details on the project’s forthcoming parts, visuals and live performances have remained strictly under wraps.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and their daughter Blue Ivy all attended the inaugural event in Santa Monica, hosted by the singer’s mother and stepfather (WACO founders and co-artistic directors), Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson. The ceremony, which was sponsored by Amazon Music and Shea Moisture, also welcomed various actors and musicians like honoree Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Quinta Brunson and Michelle Williams.

The “Harlem Nights”-themed gala served as a fundraiser to support WACO’s artistic and mentorship programs and also spotlighted the organization’s (started by the Lawsons in 2017) shared mission for diversity and inclusion. The night was hosted by Keke Palmer and featured a special performance by Andra Day as well as a musical tribute by Chloe and Halle Bailey.

Variety has reached out to Beyonce’s agency for comment.

From Variety US