Beyoncé fans are beyond stoked about her highly-awaited tour, but some aren’t so happy about how expensive the tickets are so they’re fleeing to Europe in an attempt to score tix for cheap.
One fan named Mercedes Arielle announced on Instagram that she was able to save some bucks by buying a round-trip ticket from Dallas to Stockholm to catch the Renaissance tour in person. She said that doing so was cheaper than catching the Cuff It star on tour in Dallas.
The Renaissance tour is not the first that happens to be cheaper in America than in Europe. According to DailyMail analysis, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Pink and Ed Sheeran fans land cheaper tickets at huge discounts on the European continent compared to the US.
“Beyoncé is a ministry,” Arielle told The Washington Post. “When I think about the things she is saying in her music about experiencing joy and celebrating black women? She made us feel empowered and capable and strong and worthy.”
Arielle also spoke to NBC stating that she was able to secure VIP tickets to the Stockholm show for $366 while her colleagues in Dallas spent $900.
“Beyoncé is gonna sweat on me,” the fan gushed. “That’s how close I am.”
Another fan, Kylyn Schnelle, from Louisville told NBC that ticket prices were being sold on resale sites for close to $1,000 but when she looked at tickets for one of her London shows it sold for about $200 “and the flight was, like, $660,” she said. “I was like this is genuinely the same cost,” adding that “if you’re going to spend $800, why would you not milk it as much as possible?”
Beyoncé announced her long-awaited world tour, spanning 43 cities across Europe and the US in February.
The tour will debut in Sweden on May 10 and continue throughout Belgium, the UK, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Canada before heading to just about every major city in the US. The tour is expected to last five months.
In North America, fans will only be able to register to buy tickets through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan process, which the company says will filter out bots who buy tickets in bulk then resell them for more than the ticket’s original value.
Those who register will be entered into a lottery if the demand exceeds the supply of tickets available.