She has just returned from a monumental world tour, but she has not said her last word. Beyoncé unveiled a preview of the film from her “Renaissance Tour”, in Los Angeles, this Saturday, November 25, 2023. Here is what you need to remember from her feature film.
In 2023, Queen B breaks records and makes the “Renaissance World Tour” the highest-grossing tour of all time. At 42, she surpassed Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet Tour”. And after the brilliant live documentary “Homecoming” on Netflix, for her Coachella show in 2019, she once again goes behind the scenes of a large-scale project with a film of her world tour. Sold-out concerts with Parisian tickets sold out in less than 15 minutes. A real record and a phenomenon which was repeated for its 55 other performances.
In Los Angeles on Saturday evening, the queen of pop presented her new film for the first time. Queen B set the tone with an exclusive evening featuring hand-picked guests. Janelle Monaé, Marsai Martin, Halle Bailey and her two friends from Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams made the trip. But, even if she was discreet, it was definitely Beyoncé, sporting a dazzling platinum blonde and a silver dress, who caused a sensation on the chrome carpet.
So what does the film dedicated to Beyoncé’s incredible tour teach us?
Beyoncé underwent surgery before the tour
Even if she seems invincible, Beyoncé remains nonetheless human. In her feature film, we learn that one month before the launch of the “Renaissance Tour” the singer had to go to the operating table following a knee injury. “ I was absolutely terrified because she had to go to rehabilitation very quickly, confides his mother, Tina Knowles, during a sequence from the film. She rehearsed on that knee, she went on tour on that knee, and so I was always afraid she’d hurt her knee again, but she’s still a trooper “. A small problem which did not affect the fighting morale of the iconic singer: “ I was in a lot of pain, but the best thing to do is to get back in the saddle.”
Beyoncé is a real workaholic
From sound to lighting, Beyoncé managed everything from A to Z on this tour, a role which also caused her some frustrations since everything did not always go smoothly as shown behind the scenes of the film. The Hollywood Reporter details the passage on the incident during the Phoenix show in particular: “ During the Phoenix concert, the sound cuts out in the middle of “Alien Superstar”. The camera follows Beyoncé backstage to watch the team scramble to make things right – and to have Beyoncé change costumes to give the crowd an extra thrill when she returns.. An eye for detail that never escapes the 42-year-old star who has a pronounced taste for big shows.
Blue Ivy was only scheduled to perform in Paris
She surprised the entire Stade de France on May 26, 2023, by bringing her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on stage. Beyoncé didn’t skimp on the show. If the dance between mother and daughter moved the happy people present, it met with a lot of criticism on social networks. The 11-year-old, a true heir to her mother, did not give up and worked hard to give the best of herself on the rest of the tour even though this was not expected.
The reunion with Destiny’s Child did him good
For her visit to Houston, her hometown, Beyoncé brought on stage her friends from the flagship group of the 2000s: Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Two other singers from the original cast, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, also made an appearance. For the “Cuff It” singer this reunion, “ was like a new birth for us, and allowed us to make a clean slate “.
The film “Renaissance World Tour” will be in theaters in France on December 1st.