Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE tour has yet to begin, but already, Forbes is reporting that the mother of three could bring in some serious cash after her time on the road. On Monday (May 8), the publication revealed that Queen B is expecting to clear as much as $2.1 billion from her trip around the world. This means she would outsell Taylor Swift's Eras tour by approximately $500 million. The country-turned-popstar will likely take home $1.6 billion from her latest venture.
The estimated numbers are optimistic in favour of both singers. The outlet says that they're based on the number of tickets sold so far, as well as the average price of nearly $700 per seat. In addition, Forbes has considered that both Beyoncé and Swift would be taking home a considerable share of merchandise proceeds while paying tour expenses that would be equal to roughly 20% of their revenue.
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By the time she wraps things up in September, Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE world tour could gross anywhere from $275M to $2.4B from ticket sales alone. The "I'm That Girl" hitmaker's highest potential estimate is notably well above the $1.9B box office projection that's been placed on the Eras tour. Aside from her pricey tickets, the Houston native also offered VIP packages to fans with serious cash to spare, ranging in price from $3750 to $5000.
As DailyMail points out, the last time The Lion King actress hit the road was in 2016 as a solo act. In 2018, she and her husband Jay-Z headed out to support their The Carters joint effort, much to the pleasure of their fans. The only performance Beyoncé has given so far in 2023 took place in Dubai, where her beautiful vocals helped to commemorate the opening of a new hotel in the luxurious country. While cameras were meant to be prohibited from the event, clips still managed to surface online, giving a preview of what's to come later this summer. Are you checking out any of the RENAISSANCE concert dates? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.