Beyoncé to announce Auckland tour dates
Wednesday 28 September 2022
Global pop superstar Beyoncé is expected to announce tour dates for Auckland very soon, according to Australian media.
Speculation is growing that the 'Renaissance' singer is about to embark on a world tour in support of her seventh studio album - and New Zealand is likely to get a visit from Queen Bey, it's claimed.
Australian websites SecretSydney and GlamAdelaide have both stated over the weekend that Auckland dates would be tacked onto any tour she does across the Tasman.
"Beyoncé will be visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth as part of the tour before moving to Auckland," a speculative statement said on the website.
"Tour promoters have confirmed that 'dates have been locked in' for the tour," the Australian website also claimed
The Grammy-winning singer is expected to bring her tour to Australia somewhere towards late 2023 or early 2024, meaning Auckland could also be part of that itinerary.
The 'Break My Soul' singer was last in Aotearoa in October 2013 for four dates for her Mrs Carter show at Auckland's then Vector Arena.
Releasing her Renaissance album in June, the singer spoke of her desire "to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world".
"Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving.
"My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgement. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music.
"I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are," she said on Instagram.