Beyoncé's Renaissance tour is 3 hours long with no opener. Here's the rumored set list
OK, ladies, now let's get information — about Beyoncé's highly anticipated Renaissance tour.
Queen Bey has kept details about her first solo tour in more than six years — inspired by her seventh solo studio album — tightly under wraps since announcing the concert dates in January. But a few crumbs have emerged ahead of the musician's first Renaissance shows in Stockholm.
The "Break My Soul" hitmaker is set to perform Wednesday and Thursday night at Stockholm's Friends Arena, which states on its website that the concert is expected to last three hours with no opening act. Concertgoers are advised to take their seats at least 30 minutes before the show, which is scheduled to begin promptly at 8 p.m. and end at 11.
A set list for the tour has yet to be verified. However, fans, blogs and news outlets have shared lists of songs rumored to be included in the show. Fans in Stockholm have reported hearing the Grammy winner rehearsing the following numbers at the Friends Arena in preparation for opening night:
"Plastic Off the Sofa"
Other fans have shared a photo of what appears to be a version of a set list from what they claim is the official Renaissance tour book. Based on that picture, the following songs could also be on the set list:
"Brown Skin Girl"
"I'm That Girl"
"Break My Soul"
"Run the World (Girls)"
"Before I Let Go"
"Bow Down/I Been On"
"All Up in Your Mind"
"Drunk in Love"
None of these alleged set lists or rehearsal reports has been verified, so the Bey Hive will probably have to wait a few more hours to find out what the singer is really performing.
When Beyoncé announced her Renaissance tour earlier this year, concert promoter Live Nation reported that demand for tickets "drastically" exceeded supply, an early indication that many would get shut out of Ticketmaster's infamous Verified Fan pre-sale.
According to Beyoncé's website, the majority of the concerts are sold out, prompting some people to go to extreme lengths — such as traveling from the Americas to Europe — to see the performer live. One fan based in Brazil recently told the New York Times that she purchased tickets to see Beyoncé in Germany, while another from Los Angeles said she was attending a show in Poland.
The Renaissance tour dates span Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, including three shows in California. Beyoncé is slated to play Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (Aug. 30) and SoFi Stadium in Inglewood (Sept. 1, 2 and 4).
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.