Renaissance Tour Revenue: How Beyoncé’s European Leg Broke Records

Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour, which is breaking records with its European leg sales, is gearing up to be her most successful yet, both critically and commercially.

In its Boxscore report, Billboard announced that the Grammy winner was the top-grossing act of May 2023, earning $67.5 million with more than 450,000 tickets sold for the nine shows performed that month.

The Houstonian continued to set records as she was the first woman in four years—and the first Black woman—to reach No. 1 on the music data platform’s Top Tour Charts.

Afrotech also ran the numbers and said it is clear that Queen Bey’s “only competition is herself.” She has already outsold the European legs of her prior two tours, “Formation” and “On The Run II,” the latter being her second joint venture with Jay-Z, her husband and fellow artist. Since embarking on her Renaissance tour, the powerhouse singer has entertained a million fans over 21 performances.

The record-breaking does not end there, as the mother of three also is setting new standards for the stadiums at which she performs. Her London and Warsaw shows were the highest-grossing for the Tottenham Hotspur and PGE Narodowy stadiums, respectively. Across Europe, Beyonce’s single-night performances have set new precedents for ticket sales and concert attendance.

In London specifically, Beyoncé’s five-night-run garnered over $40 million in revenue, the most ever accumulated by an American artist. Overall, she has completed the first leg of her tour with reported earnings of $154.4 million.

The artist has not only made headlines for her massive profits from the tour, but also for the cultural spectacle of her shows. From celebrity sightings to 11-year-old daughter Blue Ivy’s dance breaks, the Renaissance World Tour is packed with excitement and surprises for attendees.

Beyoncé is currently on a brief break as she prepares to commence her North American leg, starting July 12 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

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