Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour European stint grosses $154.4m and sells one million tickets

Beyoncé’s European leg of her Renaissance World Tour grossed $154.4m (£122m/€142m) and sold one million tickets across 21 performances.

According to the figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, this is the biggest gross and attendance figures of any of the singer’s previous European legs. During 2016’s The Formation World Tour and 2018’s On the Run II Tour (which was co-headlined by husband Jay-Z), the European legs earned $87m. 

Beyoncé also topped Billboard’s May chart as the top-grossing touring act. 

The $154m figure from 21 shows over two months is more than any artist made in the six-month window that defined Billboard’s mid-year report, which was topped by Harry Styles. 

Harry Styles and Sir Elton John, as well as other acts featured on the chart, have continued to add to their totals, with the Renaissance World Tour also only halfway through its schedule. 

The tour’s attendance of 1.05 million also improved upon the 871,000 in 2018 and 876,000 in 2016. 

Of the 14 markets Beyoncé toured, 12 yielded local records and this included the biggest gross in the history of London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Warsaw’s PGE Naradowy. Tottenham also yielded an attendance record and Beyoncé set highs for single-night engagements.

The five-night run in London earned $42.2m from 240,000 ticket sales, while Beyoncé also broke the $10m mark with double-headers in Solna, Sweden; Amsterdam and Warsaw. The singer posted one other eight-figure show with one night in Paris at the Stade de France. 

According to Billboard, the 21 shows on the European leg have pushed Beyoncé’s reported career grosses to $921.7m and an attendance of 9.9 million. 

The Renaissance World Tour still has 36 shows to come in the US and Canada, and it is predicted that the North American leg could gross a further $264m and sell 1.8 million tickets. This leg alone would pass the global total of The Formation World Tour and become Beyoncé’s biggest tour of her career.

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