With Ticketmaster's Taylor Swift fiasco still on fans' minds, another of the world's biggest stars will soon be selling tickets for a world tour.
Beyoncé announced her hotly anticipated "Renaissance" world tour Wednesday, with a U.S. leg starting July 12. "Renaissance" was the pop icon's seventh studio album, coming out in July of last year to rave reviews.
Buzz and speculation for the tour has been building for months, with the "You Won't Break My Soul" singer apparently auctioning an expensive concert ticket package during an October charity event.
According to Beyoncé's official website, the tour kicks off in Europe in May, with U.S. stops from July through September. Here's a look at each U.S. concert announced so far.
Beyoncé 'Renaissance' tour dates
- July 12: Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
- July 15: Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium
- July 17: Louisville, KY - Cardinal Stadium
- July 20: Minneapolis, MN - Huntington Bank Stadium
- July 22: Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
- July 26: Detroit, MI - Ford Field
- July 29: East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
- July 30: East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
- Aug. 1: Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium
- Aug. 3: Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field
- Aug. 5: Washington, DC - FedEx Field
- Aug. 9: Charlotte, NC - Bank of America Stadium
- Aug. 11: Atlanta, GA - Mercedes Benz Stadium
- Aug. 16: Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium
- Aug. 18: Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium
- Aug. 21: St. Louis, MO - Dome at America's Center
- Aug. 24: Phoenix, AZ - State Farm Stadium
- Aug. 26: Las Vegas, NV - Allegiant Stadium
- Aug. 30: San Francisco, CA - Levi's Stadium
- Sept. 2: Los Angeles, CA - SoFi Stadium
- Sept. 3: Los Angeles, CA - SoFi Stadium
- Sept. 11: Vancouver, Canada - BC Place
- Sept. 13: Seattle, WA - Lumen Field
- Sept. 18: Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium
- Sept. 21: Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium
- Sept. 23: Houston, TX - NRG Stadium
- Sept. 27: New Orleans, LA - Caesars Superdome
How, when to buy Beyoncé world tour tickets
Beyoncé is using Ticketmaster Verified Fan in an attempt to filter out bots and resellers. A webpage from LiveNation, which merged with Ticketmaster in 2010, says the fan presale is only open to current registered members of the singer's "Beyhive" fan group.
"Renaissance" ticket sales will be staggered into three separate groups, each including seven to ten cities. Each group has a Verified Fan presale, a separate presale for Citi cardholders, and a Verified Fan onsale. The deadlines to register are spread across three weeks.
Registration for Group A (Atlanta, Chicago, East Rutherford, Houston, Inglewood, Las Vegas, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington D.C.) is open through Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Registration for Group B (Boston, Dallas, Miami, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa) is open through Thursday, Feb. 9th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Registration for Group C (Charlotte, Detroit, Kansas City, Louisville, Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Louis) is open through Thursday, Feb.16 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
"Registration does not guarantee tickets – we expect there will be more demand than there are tickets available," a LiveNation page tells fans who click the sale registration links. Instead, a lottery process will determine which registered fans get an access code for the sale and which will be on a waitlist.
Fans will find out if they were selected via email the day before the sale or presale they registered for. Waitlisted fans may still get a code if tickets remain. You can sign up by clicking "register" on the tour list on Beyoncé's website.
The process shares many similarities with Swift's "Eras" tour, though the use of separate groups is new.