Beyonce’s Dad Says She’s Planning a ‘Renaissance’ Tour: What We Know

Father knows best.

After months of speculation, Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles, revealed to TMZ in an interview that his daughter is planning a tour and will announce it when she’s ready.

The interview came in the wake of Queen Bey’s controversial concert in Dubai. This concert raised eyebrows from fans because Knowles accepted $24 million to perform in a country known for its openly anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

Matthew Knowles said this issue was out of the question and suggested his daughter was “just uniting a diverse crowd and bringing people together”.

He added that she stands for inclusivity and would never do anything to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Knowles’ mother, however, declined to comment on the concert.

“I’m not going to talk about it,” she told the TMZ reporter who followed her into what appeared to be an American airport.

As for when a potential “Renaissance” tour will land on American soil, no one knows.

Beyonce’s last tour of the United States was the Formation World Tour which ended at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on October 7, 2016.

As for a Destiny’s Child reunion, Matthew Knowles has shut down any rumors that the trio will be reforming.

“It’s not happening,” he told TMZ in August 2021.

At the time of publication, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams also do not have solo tours in the works.

Beyoncé Dubai Setlist

Although Beyonce didn’t perform any tracks from her 2022 album “Renaissance” during the Jan. 23 show, she was able to cram in several hits from her extensive catalog as well as a few covers in her 17-song set.

Here is his set list (courtesy of SetList.FM):

01.) “At last” (Cover by Harry Warren; made famous by Etta James)

02.) “XO” (from her 2014 album “Beyonce”)

03.) “Flaws and All” (from his 2007 album “B’Day”)

04.) “Ava Maria” (from his 2008 album “I Am Sasha Fierce”)

05.) “Halo” (from his 2008 album “I Am Sasha Fierce”)

06.) “Brown-Skinned Girl” with Blue Ivy Carter (from “The Lion King: The Gift” of 2019)

07.) “To be alive” (from the 2021 “King Richard” soundtrack)

08.) “Other side” (from “The Lion King: The Gift” of 2019)

09.) “Bigger” from 2019’s “Lion King: The Gift”)

ten.) “Mind” from “The Lion King Soundtrack 2019”)

11.) “Freedom” (from his 2016 album “Lemonade”)

12.) “I worry” (from his album “4” from 2011)

13.) “Beautiful Liar” (from his 2007 album “B’Day”)

14.) “Crazy in Love” (from his 2003 album “Dangerously In Love”)

15.) “Countdown” (from his album “4” from 2011)

16.) “Bad girl” (from his 2003 album “Dangerously In Love”)

17.) “Drunk in love” (from her 2014 album “Beyonce”)

Beyonce Grammys

Beyonce’s seventh studio album, “Renaissance,” garnered nine Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Best Dance/Electronic Album, Best R&B Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Song Written for Visual Media.

The nine nominations tie Beyonce to husband Jay Z for most Grammy nominations of all time with 88 each.

R&B stars on tour in 2023

Although we don’t know when Beyonce will officially hit the road this year – or next? – here are five huge confirmed tours that we are particularly looking forward to seeing in the coming months.

• Janet Jackson

• Lizzo

• Bailiff

• SZA

• Ari Lennox

Want more music options? Check out our list of the 52 biggest concerts in 2023 here.

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