REVIEW: Beyoncé wows with performance in Sunderland on Renaissance tour
Fans were enthralled by a musical extravaganza complete with absolutely perfect vocals from Beyoncé herself, numerous outfit changes and a stunning production.
Nearly 45,000 fans, many in pink cowboy hats, flocked to Sunderland Stadium for the sixth show of the global icon’s Renaissance tour and third UK date.
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Many members of the Beyhive queued in the sun for hours all day Tuesday to be among the first at the venue.
The Texan opened the show at around 8:20 p.m. with an impeccable rendition of “Dangerously in Love.” “Note-perfect” became the theme of every number, performed throughout the evening with stunning vocals.
In a relaxed start to the show, while daylight was still shining on the Stadium of Light, she delivered some of her slower hits, including Flaws and All and 1+1, before the first of many costume changes.
Beyoncé looked stunning in all of them and must have changed nine times over the course of the show, for about three or four songs before it was time for a new look. Eventually, she returned, wearing a dress shaped like a bee, a worthy tribute to her name. I have to say that some of the changes slightly disrupted the flow of the concert, although there were some where you hardly noticed Queen Bey had left the stage while her dancers continued their own spectacle on stage.
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After the first change, Queen Bey returned to the stage to announce it was time for the Renaissance, kicking off with “I’m That Girl” – the opener of her 2022 album of the same name as the tour .
Here it was time for some of their newer tracks, including Cozy, Alien Superstar and Cuff It, which made the setlist ahead of classics like Halo and Single Ladies – which disappointed some fans.
Though Beyoncé made sure fans of her older hits weren’t unhappy with Destiny’s Child’s renditions of Love On Top and Say My Name. The audience took the lead from Love On Top and sang the lyrics at the Queen Bey.
The 45,000 crowd loved songs like “Break My Soul” and “Run the World (Girls)” and cried out the lyrics loudly as they danced in their seats. Even those who sit around the stadium and are on their feet most of the night have a boogie in the aisles.
Beyoncé, famous for her performances, not only sings fantastically, but also knows how to perform some moves. Although some reports of previous dates suggested she wasn’t as physically active as on previous tours, having never seen them live before, her energy never seemed to run out as she danced across the massive stage during the nearly two-and-a-half-hour concert and ran .
And her backing singers and her dancer squad have also made an incredible change to bring the performance to life with more energetic routines.
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The staging was just as impressive. During one of the earlier numbers, robotic arms danced around the star while pyrotechnics and confetti wooed the crowd. At one point, Beyoncé returned to the stage in some sort of armored car that looked a bit like Elon Musk’s cybertruck and took her down the stage.
Towards the end of the set, Queen Bey literally flew over the crowd on a full-size glittering horse, just like the Renaissance album cover. She then overwhelmed her audience with an incredible conclusion to the evening’s music, capped off with “Summer Renaissance.”
The evening had been a masterpiece from start to finish. Beyoncé fans were thrilled to see her live in our area, and even those who aren’t mega fans could appreciate the performance.
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