It’s happening. Beyonce’s Renaissance Tour is coming to the Queen City.
This summer — Aug. 9 to be exact — Queen Bey and what we assume will be a myriad of boom-kat, in-step, always-on-beat dancers are set to give a show in Charlotte. From how to get tickets, what to expect at the venue and more, here’s everything we know so far.
Mrs. Carter hasn’t performed in Charlotte since 2013
July 2013 was the last time Beyonce made a tour stop in Charlotte. She performed at Time Warner Cable Arena — now Spectrum Center — for the Mrs. Carter Tour. We can only assume the Charlotte stop will be epic, considering the ten-year gap.
Rain will (most likely) not impact the show
The Aug. 9 show will be held at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, an open-top venue, but there’s little cause for concern. In previous tours, like Beyonce’s 2016 Formation World Tour stop in Raleigh, N.C., the rain didn’t slow a thing down. And it was pouring. It wasn’t until the venue called for a stop-show because of lightning that Beyonce’ even slowed down.
If you’re worried that it might rain, don’t sweat it.
Stadium rules to know about
Normal stadium policies are likely to remain in place for the concert. Rules like “clear bags only,” sizing requirements for signs, and a lengthy list of prohibited items will all likely apply on Renaissance night.
Tickets might be difficult to get
According to Ticketmaster, Beyonce’s tour will be part of the Verified Fan experience — a luck-of-the-draw group that grants presale access — with various presale opportunities. But that doesn’t guarantee you a ticket. Last year, Ticketmaster came under fire when tickets for Taylor Swift’s most recent tour became an internet throw down. After millions of people showed up to the presale, the site ultimately crashed and, by that time, lots of Verified Fans were upset — and still without tickets. Later, resale tickets doubled and sometimes even tripled original prices.
This is a real possibility for Renaissance Tour tickets.
And the Beyhive — the millions of die-hard Beyonce fans — won’t waste time in their efforts to secure tickets. The fan club has been waiting for visuals, tour dates and any inkling of a performance since the album dropped in June 2022.
If you want tickets, act fast.
Presale opportunities have already kicked off
There are three ways to get tickets before the general public: be a Ticketmaster Verified Fan, use your Citi card to register for the Citi Verified Fan presale, or wait until the Verizon Up presale.
Presale registration periods are divided into these groups, based on city:
Registration Group A – Open through Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:59 pm
Atlanta, G.A.; Chicago, I.L.; Houston, T.X.; Las Vegas, N.V.; Los Angeles, C.A.; New York, N.Y.; Toronto, O.N.; Vancouver, B.C.; Washington, D.C.
Registration Group B – Open through Thursday, Feb. 9 at 11:59 pm
Boston, M.A.; Dallas, T.X.; Miami, F.L.; Minneapolis, M.N.; San Francisco, C.A.; Seattle, W.A.; Tampa, F.L.
Registration Group C – Open through Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11:59 pm
Charlotte, N.C.; Detroit, M.I.; Kansas City, M.O.; Louisville, K.Y.; Nashville, T.N.; New Orleans, L.A.; Philadelphia, P.A.; Phoenix, A.Z.; Pittsburgh, P.A.; Saint Louis, M.O.
Beyond the Queen City
While Charlotte could arguably one of the greatest cities on the tour — yes, we’re biased — it isn’t the only tour stop. Beyonce’s Renaissance World Tour will stop in ___ cities throughout its North America leg. Here’s the full list:
July 8 – Toronto, CA @ Rogers Centre
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
July 15 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
July 17 – Louisville, KY @ Cardinal Stadium
July 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Huntington Bank Stadium
July 22 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
July 26 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
July 29 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Metlife Stadium
August 1 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
August 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
August 5 – Washington, DC @ Fedex Field
August 9 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank Of America Stadium
August 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
August 16 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
August 18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
August 21 – St. Louis, MI @ Dome at America’s Center
August 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
August 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium
August 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
September 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
September 11 – Vancouver, CA @ BC Place
September 13 – Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field
September 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
September 21 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
September 23 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
September 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Caesars Superdome