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Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour

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Updated Feb 02, 2023 at 05:57AM EST by Rebecca Rhodes.

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Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour refers to the announcement of the American singer Beyoncé 2023 "Renaissance World Tour", which will run through Europe and North America, from May to September 2023. The news lead to a series of reactions by fans on social media, sharing ironic memes and other types of content.


On February 2nd, 2023, American pop star Beyoncé announced the World Tour for her latest album, Renaissance, on her Instagram[1] account @beyonce. The post received 2.7 million likes in the first hour posted (seen below).

A Pitchfork[2] article explained that the singer's tour "begins with a European leg in May, followed by dates in Canada and the United States that extend from early July through late September."

Online Reactions

Immediately after the announcement, fans began to flood social media with their excitement for Beyoncé's concerts, as it is her first tour since 2018. Twitter[3] user @bilariga shared a clip from the HBO show White Lotus to express what the Ticketmaster queue will be like. The video received 149,000 views and 4,100 likes in a day (seen below).

Others used memes to speculate on how their favorite songs from the Renaissance album will be performed, like in this Twitter[4] post by @QUUIINCY on January 31st, 2023, which garnered 150,000 views and 4,400 likes in one day (seen below).

Beyoncé Riff Challenge

Alongside the new world tour announcement, Beyoncé fans have started a trend on TikTok[5] inspired by her Qatar show on January 21st, 2023. The term "Beyoncé Riff Challenge Song" has accumulated 36 million views on the platform in less than a month and references a moment in the concert in which the singer is riffing a part of her song "Drunk in Love."[5] A video recorded by a fan and uploaded by @b.beyonce on TikTok[6] shows the viral moment, which garnered 2.8 million views in two weeks.

@b.beyonce The greatest. #fy #fyp #viral #beyonce #beyhive #renaissance #vocals #sexy #wealthy #dubai #greatest ♬ Beyonce Drunk In Love performance in Dubai – b.beyonce

Fans are recreating the riff challenge, like in @royyaltee's TikTok[7] [8] post on January 23rd, which received 164,000 views and 15,000 likes in two weeks (below, left). TikToker @adannaduru also joined the trend with a video on January 26th, receiving 74,000 views and 8,400 likes in five days (below, right).

@royyaltee I think I heard my neighbour say shut up😭 #fyp #beyonce #dubai #trending #singing #viral #tiktok #royalteemusic #voiceeffects #royaltee @Beyoncé ♬ original sound – Royaltee

@adannaduru Replying to @banvun i think i’m late to this #voiceeffects #beyonce #beyoncechallenge #beyoncedubai #singing ♬ original sound – adanna duru

Various Examples

@poxakendall o desespero assim #beyonce #renaissance #renaissanceworldtour #tour #beyoncé ♬ ALIEN SUPERSTAR – Beyoncé

@simplysimone THE RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR STARTS THIS SUMMER!!!! #beyonce #renaissanceworldtour ♬ ALIEN SUPERSTAR – Beyoncé

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External References

[1] Instagram – @beyonce

[2] Pitchfork – Beyoncé Announces Renaissance World Tour

[3] Twitter – @bilariga

[4] Twitter – @QUUIINCY

[5] TikTok- Beyonce riff challenge song

[6] TikTok – @b.beyonce

[7] TikTok – "@royyaltee":@royyaltee/video/7191903841326009606

[8] TikTok – @adannaduru

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