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Beyoncé Fans in the US Travel to Europe for Cheaper Ticket Prices

Just last year, many American travelers flew over the pond to say goodbye to the Queen. Now, many Americans are planning to fly over the pond again to say hello to the Queen… Queen Beyoncé, that is. 

If you are a loyal fan of Beyoncé, then you have probably tried to secure tickets to her Renaissance World Tour already. And if you have been able to secure tickets, count yourself lucky because so many loyal Hivers are still empty-handed. As you may already know, pre-sale tickets for the RENAISSANCE Tour went on sale in February, and many fans were left with bees in their bonnets as they scrambled to get tickets with no luck

In fact, getting tickets to see Queen Bey has been so hard that news outlets are saying her fans in the U.S. are actually finding cheaper prices in Europe. Yes, buying a plane ticket, renting a hotel, and paying for a concert ticket to see Beyonce in Europe is cheaper than just buying one Renaissance Tour ticket in the States. It’s almost unbelievable, but when you think about it – Beyoncé Fandom + American Capitalism = The Unimaginable. That makes perfect sense. And after the release of Beyoncé’s critically-acclaimed Renaissance album in July of last year, this concert was sure to make the Beyhive swarm to get tickets.

So, how far would you travel to see the Queen? And just what are the ticket prices like? 

Well, Kylyn Schnelle told that tickets in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky were being resold for just over $800, while a single concert ticket in London cost around £167 (approximately $208 USD). She also says that the flight ticket to the UK was just $660, and she has a friend in the UK who is able to host her for a few days. With no hotel needed, this means the total of Schnelle’s flight and ticket price combined is less than the price she would have paid for one ticket in the U.S. 

The Today Show also reported that Lonnell Williams, a fan from Atlanta, flew to Sweden to see her May 10th show because he had trouble getting a pre-sale code. So, Williams flew to Stockholm where he found a seat in the VIP section for $400, while that same ticket in Atlanta (re-sale only) is currently going for $1,490.45. Williams said this price is still way more than he’s paying for airfare, hotel, and food combined in Stockholm. 

It seems that Stockholm was one of the most popular destinations with American fans, as the Washington Post reports that Bey Hivers swarmed the Swedish Capital last week for the Wednesday and Thursday shows. The reason for this is one that’s not-so-great for Sweden, but amazing for Beyoncé fans: The weakening Swedish krona allowed them to secure seats that were hundreds of dollars cheaper when compared to ticket prices in U.S. cities.

Industry experts predicted a big post-pandemic concert boom to happen after the pandemic, the response to Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour has been more than they imagined. As for the fans, it seems that they have enjoyed themselves and had a chance to take a European vacation along the way, and that’s the good side of this fiasco. 

Breyana Anderson of Columbus, Ohio secured the coveted “Renaissance Club” VIP section tickets for the Stockholm show and told the Washington Post: “I’m speechless. Like, I don’t know the word for what that was. It wasn’t great, it wasn’t excellent — it was beyond that.”

As for the rest of you American fans who haven’t already secured tickets, you may want to check the European Renaissance Tour dates to see if you can get a similar deal. 


May 17, 2023: Cardiff, Wales, UK – Principality Stadium

May 20, 2023: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – BT Murrayfield Stadium

May 23, 2023: Sunderland, England, UK – Stadium of Light

May 26, 2023: Saint-Denis, France – Stade de France

May 29, 30 2023 & June 1 – 4, 2023: London, England, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

June 8, 2023: Barcelona, Spain: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys

June 11, 2023: Marseille, France – Orange Vélodrome

June 15, 2023: Cologne, Germany – Rhein Energie Stadion

June 17, 2023: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Johan Cruyff Arena

June 18 & 21, 2023: Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion

June 24, 2023: Frankfurt, Germany – Deutsche Bank Park

June 27, 2023: Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy

Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson is an educator, writer and actor currently spending the bulk of his time between New York, New York and London, England. He is an active member of both the bear and leather communities and is a proud member of the MidAtlantic Chapter of ONYX.

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