Beyoncé is slammed by furious fans after Renaissance concert promoters charge £122 for ‘listening-only’ seats with NO view: ‘If I only wanted to hear her, I’d stand in the car park’
Beyoncé concert promoters have been slammed after charging fans £122 per ticket for seats that offer no view of her extravagant stage show.
The R&B legend is currently working her way across the globe with her 56-date Renaissance world tour in support of her seventh studio album.
But fans have been left fuming with the unreasonable price of seats behind the stage, where those with deep pockets are offered a ‘listening-only experience’ while being deprived of a decent view.
Limited view tickets are often available to the blind or visually impaired at a reduced price, but such is the demand to see Beyoncé live they have been sold for as much as £122.
One disgruntled fan told The Sun: ‘The whole point of going to the concert is seeing her in person and watching the spectacle of the production. It’s ridiculous.
Break my bank: Beyoncé concert promoters have been slammed after charging fans £122 per ticket for seats that offer no view of her extravagant stage show
On the road: The R&B legend is currently working her way across the globe with her 56-show Renaissance world tour, touted as her most elaborate to date
‘If I only wanted to hear the concert, I’d stand outside in the car park.’
While the singer is currently on the American leg of her latest tour, it is feared she could snub Western Australian city Perth after Taylor Swift and Sir Paul McCartney also left the city off their recent tour dates.
The American pop legend is expected to announce her stadium concert details for Australia soon, but WA promoter John Zaccaria says huge costs of staging large stadiums shows are getting between fans and their favourite performers.
‘Things like trucking across the Nullarbor these days is incredibly expensive, and Paul McCartney’s probably got about 100 trucks on the road,’ he told Perth Now.
‘It’s something you can’t get around; these shows are so big that if you’re coming this way you want to do a couple of big stadium shows.’
The Renaissance show is around two and a half hours long and is split into six acts, with Beyoncé performing the tracks of Renaissance in order, interspersed with songs from across her discography.
The show received critical acclaim, with particular praise for the production value and Beyoncé’s vocal performance.
After touring through Europe through June 28, the pop superstar brought the show to North America, beginning with a show in Toronto, Canada on July 8.
Dangerously out of touch: But fans have been left fuming with the unreasonable price of seats behind the stage, where those with deep pockets are offered a ‘listening-only experience
Speechless, for once: Talk show legend and close friend Oprah Winfrey recently admitted the concert was one of the best she’s ever attended
The long trek brought her to East Rutherford, New Jersey for the two shows at Met Life Stadium on July 29 and 30.
Slated to make its way through the U.S. along with one more stop north of the border in Vancouver, the tour is scheduled to wind its way for the finale at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on October 1.
Talk show legend and close friend Oprah Winfrey recently admitted the concert was one of the best she’s ever attended.
‘I’ve never in my life experienced anything like that,’ she told Instagram followers in July.
‘I was in awe. I am in awe of that kind of talent. That kind of synergy. What it takes to do that; that kind of expression. That kind of anointing.
‘I mean that is a thing that has coming straight from a source that creates the planets, okay.’
‘That is like the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen. The most extraordinary show I have ever seen.’