Pop superstar Beyonce announced Wednesday plans to tour Europe and North America later this year, following the release of her latest album “Renaissance” – just days before the Grammy Awards ceremony where the artist with the most nominations.
The shows — scheduled for May and June in Europe and July through September in the United States and Canada — mark the singer’s “first solo tour in over six years,” according to a statement from producer Live Nation.
The announcement four days before the 65th Grammys – where she is nominated for nine awards – has sparked hope among fans that Queen Bey could perform at the show in Los Angeles on Sunday.
According to Variety , there is speculation that she may even appear at the ceremony — possibly alongside her husband and fellow superstar Jay-Z, who the entertainment magazine reports will take the stage with rapper and producer DJ Khaled.
Sunday’s ceremony could come down to a battle between Beyonce and British pop diva Adele, who has been nominated for seven awards.
The release of the pulsating collection of tracks ‘Renaissance’, the 41-year-old’s seventh solo album, was considered by many to be the biggest music industry event of 2022, further cementing Beyonce’s status as the undisputed queen of the dance floor.
According to the announcement, the artist’s charity BeyGood will support small businesses, scholarship funds and local community initiatives in cities throughout the tour. Tickets for the North American shows are set to go on sale February 6 via Ticketmaster.