Beyoncé is one of the world's biggest and most popular music artists and has played shows at the biggest venues all around the world. We take a look at some of Queen B’s most iconic concert tours.

Last Updated: 07/06/2023 at 9:35 am

Beyonce is a name that needs no introduction. She is an icon in the music industry, a pop goddess and a symbol of empowerment for women around the world.

Known for her powerful vocals, captivating stage presence, and impactful activism, Beyoncé is considered one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Check out our blog for more info about Beyoncé’s most iconic lyrics.

With a career spanning over two decades, she has released multiple hit albums, collaborated with industry legends, and entertained audiences across the world. Find out our picks for the best Beyoncé albums.

Since breaking away from Destiny’s Child as a solo artist, Beyoncé has won numerous awards, including Grammy Awards, BET Awards, and American Music Awards.

Keep reading to take a deep dive into the world of Beyonce concerts, exploring everything from her early shows to her most recent tours.

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The Early Years of Beyoncé

Before she was known as "Queen Bey," Beyonce was just another member of the all-girl group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.

Destiny’s Child formed in the mid-1990s and released their first album in 1998. The group went on to achieve massive success, releasing multiple hit albums and embarking on several world tours.

Beyonce soon emerged as the star of the group, and she began to shine as a solo artist. And in the early 2000s, Beyoncé decided to break away from her childhood friends and pursue a solo career.

Her first solo album, "Dangerously in Love," was released in 2003 and was a huge hit, garnering critical acclaim and cementing her position as one of the biggest names in music.

Queen Bey’s Rise to Fame

With her solo career taking off, Beyonce began to hit the road, and her concerts quickly became legendary. Her shows were known for their high energy, incredible choreography, and of course, her powerhouse vocals.

As her fame grew, so did the size of her tours, and she soon became one of the biggest draws in music.

Since then, Beyoncé has continued to release hit albums and captivate audiences with her powerful performances. Check out our blog for an in-depth look at the evolution of Beyoncé's live performances.

She has become one of the most recognizable and influential figures in the entertainment industry, with a massive following and a reputation as a talented and dynamic performer.

Her concerts were a mix of her biggest hits, new material, and some unexpected covers, and they always left audiences begging for more. If you want to find out our picks for Beyoncé's top 10 songs, check out our blog.

The ‘Dangerously In Love’ Tour (2003-2004)

Beyoncé's "Dangerously in Love" tour was her first solo tour, taking place in support of her critically acclaimed and commercially successful debut solo album of the same name.

The tour kicked off in May of 2004, and consisted of 78 shows in total, spanning across North America, Europe, and Australia.

The tour is notable for Beyoncé's powerful and dynamic stage presence, as she wowed audiences with her stunning vocals and electrifying dance moves.

Fan favourites from the album, such as ‘Crazy in Love’, ‘Baby Boy’ and ‘Me, Myself and I’ were crowd-pleasers, and Beyoncé also treated fans to a selection of Destiny's Child hits, such as ‘Say My Name’ and ‘Survivor.’

One of the most memorable moments of the tour was Beyoncé's performance of the ballad 'Dangerously in Love 2', a tribute to her husband, Jay-Z. The performance was emotional and powerful, showcasing Beyoncé's raw talent and vulnerability.

The ‘Dangerously in Love’ tour was a pivotal moment in Beyoncé's career, solidifying her status as a solo artist and establishing her as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

To this day, fans continue to look back on the tour as one of Beyoncé's most memorable and unforgettable performances.

‘Dangerously In Love’ Tour - Average Setlist

  1. Baby Boy
  2. Naughty Girl
  3. Fever - Eddie Cooley cover
  4. Hip Hop Star
  5. Yes
  6. Work It Out
  7. Gift From Virgo
  8. Be With You
  9. Speechless
  10. Bug a Boo
  11. Me, Myself and I
  12. Summertime
  13. Dangerously In Love
  14. Crazy In Love

The ‘I Am…’ Tour (2009)

Beyonce's 'I Am...' tour was her second solo tour and marked a significant expansion of her sound and stage presence.

The tour, which took place in 2009-2010, was a massive global event that showcased Beyonce's versatility as a performer and her commitment to creating an unforgettable experience for her fans.

The tour was characterized by its diverse range of musical styles and visually stunning stage design and breath-taking stage production.

The singer expanded her sound with a mix of R&B, pop, and hip-hop, delivering powerful performances that captivated audiences. Her stage presence was also on full display, with her commanding voice and electrifying energy bringing the house down at each show.

Queen Bey performed fan favourites including ‘Crazy in Love’ and the hit single from her 2008 album ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’. Standout performances were given by Beyonce, who brought her signature power and confidence to each show.

The 'I Am...' tour was a landmark moment in Beyonce's career, showcasing her incredible talents as a performer and solidifying her status as a true icon in the world of music.

From the energetic dance numbers to the stunning stage production, the tour was a truly unforgettable experience for fans.

‘I Am..’ Tour - Average Setlist

  1. Déjà Vu
  2. Crazy In Love
  3. Naughty Girl
  4. Freakum Dress
  5. Get Me Bodied
  6. Smash Into You
  7. Ave Maria
  8. Broken Hearted Girl
  9. If I Were a Boy
  10. Diva
  11. Radio
  12. Me, Myself and I
  13. Ego
  14. Hello
  15. Baby Boy
  16. You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) - Dawn Penn cover
  17. Irreplaceable
  18. Check It Out
  19. Bootylicious
  20. Bug a Boo
  21. Jumpin’ Jumpin’
  22. Upgrade U
  23. Video Phone
  24. Say My Name
  25. At Last
  26. Listen
  27. Halo
  28. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

‘The Formation’ World Tour

In 2016, Beyonce released her sixth studio album, 'Lemonade', and embarked on a massive world tour to promote the record.

The Formation World Tour was a massive undertaking, and it was her first tour as a solo artist in seven years.

‘The Formation’ world tour was a bold statement on social and political issues, showcasing her commitment to using her platform for activism and change.

The tour, which took place in 2016, was a massive global event that showcased Beyonce's versatility as a performer and her unwavering dedication to using her voice for good.

The tour was characterised by its breathtaking performances and powerful political messages. Beyonce used her platform to address important social and political issues such as police brutality, gender equality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Queen Bey produced stand-out performances of songs such as ‘Formation’ and ‘Love Drought’, and Beyoncé brought her signature power and confidence to each show.

'The Formation' world tour was a landmark moment in Beyonce's career, showcasing her incredible talents as a performer and her unwavering commitment to activism and change.

‘The Formation’ World Tour - Typical Setlist

  1. Formation
  2. Sorry
  3. Kitty Kat
  4. Bow Down
  5. Run The World (Girls)
  6. Mine
  7. Baby Boy
  8. Hold Up
  9. Countdown
  10. Me, Myself and I
  11. Runnin’ (Lose It All) - Naughty Boy cover
  12. All Night
  13. Don’t Hurt Yourself
  14. Ring The Alarm
  15. Diva
  16. ***Flawless
  17. Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj cover
  18. Yoncé
  19. Drunk In Love
  20. Rocket
  21. Partition
  22. Daddy Lessons
  23. Love On Top
  24. 1+1
  25. Crazy In Love
  26. Naughty Girl
  27. Party
  28. Freedom
  29. Survivor
  30. End Of Time


  1. Halo

The ‘On the Run II Tour’

In 2018, Beyonce teamed up with her husband, Jay-Z, for the ‘On the Run II Tour’. The tour was a sequel to their first joint tour in 2014, and it was even bigger and better than the original.

The shows saw the power couple perform across several cities in North America and Europe, and the sets included a mix of their solo hits and collaborations, and they were a testament to the couple's chemistry both on and off the stage.

The tour was characterised by its high-energy performances and intimate moments between Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The stage design was visually stunning, with large screens displaying vibrant imagery and elaborate light shows.

Key highlights of the tour included iconic performances of both Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s fan favourites, such as ‘Crazy in Love’, ‘Empire State of Mind’ and ‘Drunk in Love’. The couple also performed new music from their albums, including Jay-Z's ‘4:44’ and Beyoncé's ‘Lemonade’.

Standout performances included Beyoncé's powerful solo rendition of ‘Freedom’ and the couple's joint performance of ‘Apes**t.’

The "On The Run II Tour" was a truly unforgettable experience for fans, showcasing the incredible talent and chemistry of Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

From the high-energy performances to the intimate moments, the tour was a testament to the couple's place as musical powerhouses and cultural icons.

The ‘On The Run II’ Tour - Average Setlist

  1. Holy Grail
  2. Part II (On The Run)
  3. ‘03 Bonnie & Clyde
  4. Drunk In Love
  5. Diva
  6. Clique
  7. Dirt Off Your Shoulder
  8. On to the Next One
  9. F**kwithmeyouknowigotit
  10. ***Flawless (Remix)
  11. Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj cover
  12. Naughty Girl
  13. Big Pimpin’
  14. NICE
  15. Run This Town
  16. Baby Boy
  17. Mi Gente
  18. Bam
  20. Countdown
  21. Sorry
  22. 99 Problems
  23. Ring The Alarm
  24. Don’t Hurt Yourself
  25. I Care
  26. 4:44
  27. Song Cry
  28. Resentment
  29. Family Feud
  30. Upgrade U
  31. Fellas In Paris
  32. Beach Is Better
  33. Formation
  34. Run The World (Girls)
  35. Public Service Announcement
  36. The Story of OJ
  37. Deja Vu
  38. Show Me What You Got
  39. Crazy In Love
  40. Freedom
  41. U Don’t Know
  42. Young Forever
  43. Perfect
  44. Apes**t

The Renaissance World Tour 2023

Beyoncé has just completed her UK Renaissance Tour dates, and fans went wild for the host of incredible outfits, sets and performances she delivered.

Beyoncé showcased her two-decade career with an extensive setlist, featuring songs from her recent album, Renaissance, released last year. Among the standout tracks were 'Break My Soul' and 'Cuff It'.  

Throughout the mesmerising performance, the singer exuded a commanding presence, radiating joy as she smiled, laughed, and engaged the audience. Fans are saying that this might be Beyoncé's most iconic tour.

At one memorable moment, she donned a stunning ensemble, embracing her nickname "Queen Bey" by wearing a striped black and gold bee outfit, complemented by black gloves and sunglasses. The stage truly belonged to her as she paid homage to her iconic persona.

The 'Renaissance' Tour - Average Setlist

  1. Dangerously in Love
  2. Flaws and All
  3. 1+1
  4. I'm Going Down
  5. I Care
  6. I'm That GirL
  7. Cozy
  8. Alien Superstar
  9. Lift Off
  10. 7/11
  11. Motherboard
  12. Cuff It
  13. Energy
  14. Break My Soul
  15. Opulance
  16. Formation
  17. Diva
  18. Run the World (Girls)
  19. My Power
  20. Black Parade
  21. Savage (Remix)
  22. Parition
  23. Anointed
  24. Church Girl
  25. Get Me Bodies
  26. Before I Let Go
  27. Rather Die Young
  28. Love on Top
  29. Crazy in Love
  30. Freedom
  31. Love Hangover
  32. Play Off The Sofa
  33. Virgo's Groove
  34. Naughty Girl
  35. Move
  36. Heated
  37. Already
  38. Mind Control
  39. America Has A Problem
  40. Pure/Honey
  41. Summer Renaissance

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