Beyoncé Renaissance Tour: The Full Setlist From Opening Night
It’s time. Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour — her first jaunt in nearly five years — has officially kicked off at Stockholm’s Friends Arena where she’s set to perform for nearly three hours at the Swedish capital.
The stadium trek will continue across Europe through June, with the North American leg kicking off in Toronto on July 8. Club Renaissance will run for at least 40 dates, mainly in stadiums, and make stops at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey (July 29) and at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. (Sept. 2) amid dates in Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Atlanta, Phoenix and Miami.
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A slate of merchandise options was made available before the Stockholm show including black, gray and white t-shirts and hoodies, including one customized “Opening Night” design with the city and date printed in large lettering. Inside the arena, the stage design — complete with chrome and reflective metallics — matched the disco-infused visuals and sounds of Beyoncé’s seventh studio album.
ELA TEM O POVO! E ainda tá chegando mais… #RenaissanceWorldTour pic.twitter.com/C2u6Wsb0KL
— Beyoncé Access (@beyonceaccess) May 10, 2023
Beyoncé performed her first full concert in four years in January at the new Atlantis Royal Resort in Dubai. It was an elaborate and highly theatrical performance — for which sources say she was paid some $24 million — with an all-female orchestra, a battery of dancers, a small lake, fireworks, a 50-foot hydraulic platform, three costume changes for the singer and a guest appearance from her and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy, but no songs at all from “Renaissance.”
Her last official tour was the “On the Run II” tour with Jay in 2018, which was tied to their joint album, “Everything Is Love,” by the duo billed as the Carters. That same year, she headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival but her last solo trek was behind her previous solo album, “Lemonade,” in 2016.
See the full setlist for opening night of the Renaissance tour below (updating live).
“Dangerously In Love 2″
“Flaws and All”
“I’m Goin’ Down” (Mary J. Blige cover)
“I’m That Girl”
“Lift Off” (Jay-Z and Kanye West cover)
“Break My Soul”
“Run the World (Girls)”
“Get Me Bodied”
“Before I Let Go”
“Rather Die Young”
“Love On Top”
“Crazy In Love”
Anointed Pt. 2
“Love Hangover” (Diana Ross cover sung by choir)
“Plastic Off The Sofa”
“All Up in Your Mind”
“Drunk in Love”
“America Has a Problem”
* Throughout the setlist, Beyoncé incorporated songs from her older discography including “Sweet Dreams,” “Say My Name,” and more.
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