Multi-platinum-star, Saturday 29 July
Beyoncé brought the greatest pop spectacular on the planet – her ground-breaking Renaissance World Tour – to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Queen Bey held court in N17 for five-dates on her first solo headline tour in seven years.
And what an epic show. At nearly three-hours, featuring 34 songs, elaborate choreography, dramatic costumes, pyrotechnics and laser, the epic show sets a new bar for live spectacle. The show taking in elements of sci-fi, Black Lives Matter and more than a nod to Pride month.
Befitting a great artist at the height of her powers, Beyoncé was in imperious form, filling the Stadium with a huge set list that celebrated some of her idols, contemporaries and her glittering career to date.
Beyoncé first appeared on digital screens before getting the 62,000-strong Beyhive moving with Dangerously In Love from her Destiny’s Child days. Famous faces partying in the Premium seats included Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Kelly Rowland and Paul McCartney – all present to see a game-changing performance.
Big numbers include I’m That Girl performed in chrome-encrusted armour, Break My Soul, Love On Top and Crazy in Love.
There was also time to honour some of her fellow icons of rock and soul, including adding River Deep Mountain High to her set in tribute to the late Tina Turner, I’m Goin Down by Mary J Blige and Savage by Megan Thee Stallion. Other medleys drip with overt references to Diana Ross, Donna Summer, The Jackson Five and Madonna.
In every sense, Bey delivered a huge show but this was also a family affair in which she was joined on stage by her daughter Blue Ivy Carter dancing and singing and looking every inch a star of the future – meanwhile hubby Jay-Z took a back seat, watching from the wings.
For the finale Mind Control Act, Bey turns the massive Tottenham Hotspur Stadium into a basement club, gliding through the air on a glittering white horse to the chords of Summer Renaissance. This was an event for the ages.