Beyoncé Unveils the Trailer for “Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé”
On Sunday night, the one and only Beyoncé released the trailer for her concert documentary on the final stop of her world-beating global tour. The new movie, Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé, tracks the superstar’s most successful tour to date, with Bey dropping the trailer in Kansas City. The doc will arrive in theaters in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico on December 1 and will be released in additional cities around the world later.
The doc promises to give viewers an inside look at how one of the hardest-working women in music history put together her globe-trotting, historic production. “It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft,” the doc’s synopsis reads. The tour has reached some 2.7 million fans around the world, some of whom crossed borders and oceans to make it to one of the stops.
The Renaissance World Tour kicked off on May 10 in Stockholm and has gone to play in Brussels, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sunderland, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Marseille, Barcelona, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Toronto, Philadelphia, Nashville, Louisville, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, East Rutherford, Boston, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, St. Louis, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Inglewood, Vancouver, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Kansas City. According to Billboard, so far, the Renaissance World Tour has grossed $461.3 million, making it the highest-grossing tour of all time.
Tickets are now officially on sale. This is the first doc to capture one of Beyoncé’s tours since the Netflix film Homecoming, which was centered on her performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance. Beyoncé’s last film was her 2020 Black Is King, which she wrote, produced and directed based on her music for The Lion King.
Beyoncé’s tour and her coming are playing out while another megastar, Taylor Swift, is also in the middle of her own tour and also has a concert film coming out. Swift’s The Eras Tour documentary comes to theaters on October 13. While Beyoncé was playing Kansas City and dropping this trailer, Swift was in New Jersey, watching the Kansas Chiefs and her new boyfriend, Travis Kelce, play the New York Jets. Swift has gone on record in the past as being a Philadelphia Eagles fan (in the song “Gold Rush,” her Eagels t-shirt makes an appearance), but that is a discussion for another time—and probably another website.
Check out the trailer below. Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé hits theaters on December 1:
Here’s the synopsis:
RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ accentuates the journey of RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR, from its inception, to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri. It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft. Received with extraordinary acclaim, Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR created a sanctuary for freedom, and shared joy, for more than 2.7 million fans.
Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 05: Beyoncé accepts the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award for “Renaissance” onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)