Beyonce announces Renaissance world tour – but fans fume as she shuns Manchester

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 1st February 2023

Beyonce has finally announced details of her Renaissance world tour, a week after her phones-free return to the stage in Dubai.

The Crazy in Love singer announced live shows across UK, Europe and North America in 2023 this afternoon.

The Renaissance tour will be her first since 2016, when she visited Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

But this time, Beyonce will be giving our fair city a miss – and fans are not happy.

The 41-year-old megastar is instead going to performing three nights in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, plus shows in Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Sunderland.

Beyonce has announced new tour dates for 2023. Credit: Instagram, @beyonce

She announced the tour to her 293 million Instagram followers, racking up almost three million likes in less than an hour.

While everyone is busy celebrating Beyonce’s return to the world of touring, us Mancs are a bit cross that she’s skipping our home town and its amazing live music venues.


On Twitter, hundreds of people are voicing their disappointment, and the memes are coming thick and fast.

One comment said: “Beyoncé is coming to every city in the world except Manchester.”

Another person wrote: “Sunderland?! Sunderland?! WHERE IS MANCHESTER? Beyoncé, did we hurt you somehow?”


Someone else said: “Beyonce not adding a tour date to Manchester ? WHAT!!!!!! Surely she has to announce more???”

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Beyonce’s 2023 Renaissance tour dates in Europe


5 – Stockholm, Sweden, Friends Arena
14 – Brussels, Belgium, Baudoin Stadium
17 – Cardiff, UK, Principality Stadium
20 – Edinburgh, UK, Murrayfield
23 – Sunderland, UK, Stadium Of Light
26 – Paris, France, Stade De France
29 – London, UK, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
30 – London, UK, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


2 – London, UK, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
6 – Lyon, France, Groupama Stadium
8 – Barcelona, Spain, Olympic Stadium
11 – Marseille, France, Orange Vélodrome
15 – Cologne, Germany, De Rheinenergiestadion
17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, JC Arena
18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, JC Arena
21 – Hamburg, Germany, De Volksparkstadion
24 – Frankfurt, Germany, De Deutsche Bank Park
27 – Warsaw, Poland, PGE Nardowy

Featured image: Instagram, Beyonce