Beyoncé confirms Renaissance Tour through PowerPoint presentation. Yes, really

Beyoncé on her Renaissance cover – almost nude and straddling a disco ball horse

Beyoncé confirmed her Renaissance Tour in entirely unexpected fashion – with the first tickets reportedly sold for $150,000.

In true Queen B style, fans are being kept in the dark about both when Renaissance’s visuals will drop and – more pressingly – live dates.

However, in an uncharacteristic lapse in Mrs Carter’s famously airtight security, a ‘concert experience’ was raffled off at the fifth annual Wearable Art Gala, confirming a Renaissance Tour for summer 2023.

At the event, organised by Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson, the first tickets for the yet to be officially announced tour reportedly sold for an eye-watering $150,000.

According to a slideshow at the event, tweeted by @PopCrave, the ‘Concert Ticket Package’ was valued at $20,000 and includes first-class plane tickets, a three-night hotel stay, two Renaissance Tour concert tickets and a guided backstage tour from Tina Knowles-Lawson.

According to Yahoo News, video footage from the Wearable Art Gala shows bids reaching $50,000, with reports suggesting the final price was tripe that.

Beyoncé, when you said: “It should cost a billion to look this good”, we didn’t think you meant it!

No concrete news on the tour has been released, so the only thing that’s definite is this: Beyoncé will be coming for all our wigs imminently, in the form of a tour. News on dates and when tickets will go on sale for the general public remains under wraps.

Beyoncé released Renaissance, her seventh studio album, in July 2022.

Writing on her website upon its release, she said: “We did it!!! Thank you all so much for you love and support . . . This was years of experimentation. This was years of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. I’m so grateful and it was worth it. I’m thankful that it was received and understood.”

The album is considered a love-letter to queer ballroom trailblazers.

It is the first  part of a three-act series – though, again, we don’t know what the second two acts are.

She has teased clips from upcoming visuals for Renaissance, including one for “I’m That Girl,” in which she is – capital letters – EATING. The clip was released in August, and fans are hungry for more.

The Wearable Art Gala, which takes place in California, was founded by Knowles-Lawson and her husband in order to support the WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theatre’s youth programs.

A separate, but just as iconic, clip from the Wearable Art Gala’s auction shows Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, bidding $80,000 on one of the items up for sale, posted to Instagram by Abbot Elementary creator Quinta Brunson. For context, Blue Ivy is 10 years of age.