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Finally, Beyoncé announces Renaissance Tour with the date of July 20 in Minneapolis

While most of the other big names in pop, rock and country music stage their tours inside the notoriously resonant US Bank Stadium, Beyoncé will instead land at the Gophers’ outdoor football stadium this summer.

The R&B/pop megastar will land at the football palace now known as Huntington Bank Stadium on July 20, 2023, as part of his Renaissance Tour, named after last year’s album which earned him nine nominations for the Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

Queen Bey’s 47-stadium trek around the world was announced on Wednesday morning, with a May 10 launch date in Stockholm. Minneapolis is the fourth leg of the tour of America, preceding a July 22 date at Soldier Field in Chicago and well before a September 18 show at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Tickets for the Thursday night concert in Minneapolis will be sold through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. Fans can register through Ticketmaster.com or Beyonce.com to be eligible for tickets from now until February 19.

As usual, tour promoter Live Nation (which owns Ticketmaster) did not specify what audiences will have to pay to be admitted to the state-funded venue that night, in line with its ticketing policies. dynamic pricing. You can bet your Destiny’s Child CDs won’t come cheap.

In a new twist on major concert ticket sales, seats for the tour will also go on sale through resale site Stubhub at the same time as Ticketmaster. The first parts of the tour have not yet been announced.

Beyoncé will arrive on the University of Minnesota campus a month after modern pop music’s other biggest name, Taylor Swift, performed at US Bank Stadium. Swift’s June 23 and 24 were part of the national ticketing debacle that led U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota to co-head a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week into Ticketmaster’s business practices.

Beyoncé performed at US Bank Stadium in 2018 on a joint tour with her husband, rap legend Jay-Z. Like many concerts at the Vikings’ indoor stadium, the 2018 concert drew numerous complaints from fans for poor acoustics, as his previous solo tour date in 2016 at Huntington Bank Stadium – then named TCF Bank Stadium – is the one that still places many of its twins City fans light up.

Incidentally, this 2016 performance was the last big gig at Gophers Stadium, not including a few smaller gigs for reunions and other special events. US Bank Stadium also opened in 2016, and since then has dominated the Twin Cities concert market, promising no weather-related cancellations and the ability to sell over 5,000 more seats. .

The Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform at Huntington Bank Stadium last summer, but the show was abruptly moved to US Bank Stadium when university officials at Gophers Stadium refused to honor the group’s wishes regarding COVID-19 vaccine requirements. . Eventually, the gig was canceled altogether following the death of Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins last March.

Led by single “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” album predictably enjoyed major commercial success, coming in just behind Swift’s “Midnights” and Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House” as that best-selling record of 2022. hit, however, topping the best of the year lists from Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, the New York Times and many other centers of music journalism.

Previous versions of this story misidentified the stadium.

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