Beyonce has announced her upcoming world tour, "Renaissance Tour," after a long hiatus from performing live. This announcement has caused a significant surge in ticket sales, with pre-sales for the tour in some cities exceeding the number of available tickets by more than 800%.
Desperate Fans Turn to Online Fundraisers
Fans, who are eager to attend the singer's concert, have taken an unexpected step by seeking donations on the internet to purchase tickets. One man, Jamaal Anderson, created a GoFundMe page to raise money for front-row tickets.
In his plea, he wrote, "This is the only life experience I care about living before I die." He added, "I will get those front-row tickets either way but this way is safer than selling my kidney on the black market. All jokes aside just being in the building would be the most amazing thing ever,” he added.
“So help a brother out if you can. Remember cents turn into dollars. Every little bit helps”. Another fan, Ashley St. Hilaire, is seeking $2,000 on GoFundMe, but as of Saturday, she had only collected $60 in donations.
She claims the funds will go towards tickets, travel expenses, and a show-worthy outfit. Other fans have also created similar fundraising campaigns to attend the concert, including April Cousar, who has already raised $140, and Raheem Solomon, who has raised $135.
Beyonce's First Stadium Tour in Five Years
The 41-year-old star is embarking on her first stadium tour with her husband Jay-Z, promoting her 2022 chart-topping album "Renaissance." The tour will first take place in European cities, starting on July 12, before the couple launches the American tour.
The "Renaissance Tour" marks five years since Beyonce's last tour, "On The Run II." Fans' enthusiasm for Beyonce's tour is palpable, as evidenced by the number of online fundraising campaigns created to purchase tickets.
The "Renaissance Tour" is expected to be a major event, and it is no surprise that fans are willing to go to great lengths to attend.