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Beyoncé Sets Strict Standards For Crew On Next Renaissance Tour

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By Afouda Bamidele on December 12, 2022 at 1:00 AM EST

Beyoncé is laying down the law ahead of her next Renaissance tour.

Throughout her long-lasting career, the multi-talented entertainer has earned the respect and admiration of legions by effortlessly succeeding at the things she takes on. However, she only achieved those goals by putting a few things in place, especially when it comes to fans watching her perform live. Queen Bey — as she is fondly called — has now begun the process of giving fans an unforgettable experience with her upcoming tour.

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Beyoncé Lays Down Guidelines For Her Crew Ahead Of Her 2023 World Tour

If there is one thing Beyoncé is known for, it is her perfectionism in her performances. In fact, anybody who has seen her on stage can attest to the seamless transition between sets. Hence when she announced her Renaissance World Tour earlier this year, fans were more than ready to spend their savings on tickets.

Apart from inadvertently letting out that the concerts would start in the summer of 2023, the singer has yet to release any details. However, The Sun shared that the “Break My Soul” hitmaker has already begun getting her team together.

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Beyonce Knowles at The 2011 Glastonbury Music Festival
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One step she took was to impose a “no drugs or booze” policy to ensure her dancers, band, and crew remained focused throughout the summer event. The "Formation" singer would also create a “safe working environment” by reportedly carrying out background checks on every staff member, especially in the #MeToo area.  In the words of one source:

"Bey knows the new performances will require intense choreography and precision, so everyone has to be clean and sober. There won’t be any crazy partying on the road either."

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The insider further disclosed Bey’s plan regarding her staff’s mental well-being, "As touring can be mentally grueling, her new team will also have access to mental health support while on the road. She knows people are happiest when they know their well-being is fulfilled and wants to use what she has learned in the business to lead by example."

Even though official tour dates have yet to be disclosed, the first pair of tickets — including VIP flights — sold for £44,000 during her mother Tina Knowles’ WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater fundraising event two months ago.

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The event, known as The Wearable Art Gala, was started by Tina and her husband, Richard Lawson, to help raise funds to pay for the theater’s arts and youth mentorship programs. The Gala resumed its fifth edition after a two-year break due to COVID, with a "Harlem Nights" theme.

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Per The Blast, a Renaissance concert package was auctioned with a starting bid of $20,000 during the fundraiser. Details of the package were shared in viral pictures and footage from the gala:

“Valued at a total of $20,000, United X WACO offers you a chance to see Beyoncé on her Renaissance Tour starting in the summer of 2023 at any of United’s national and international destinations around the world.”

The statement further explained that the package included two First Class international United Airline Polaris tickets to select cities and a three-night hotel stay at a Marriott property.

Two tickets to the show and a backstage tour with Tina as the guide would be additionally given out. Within minutes a bidding war, which started at $50,000, had begun, with Hollywood big names, such as Vivica A. Fox, making a play for it.

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The 'Dreamgirls' Actress Gets Called Out For Outstanding Fees

The Blast reported in October that the designer who worked his fashion on Beyoncé for the “Renaissance” album had some score to settle with her. The designer, Nusi Quero, claimed that the “Single Ladies” singer had not completed payment for his work.

A since-deleted Instagram post by Quero showed a screenshot of the album cover art of Bey’s seventh studio album, with this accompanying statement, “I Was not paid for this, amongst other things,” on it.

A second slide saw the Los Angeles-based professional calling out the mother-of-three’s personal stylist Marni Senofonte, claiming that he “really expected the best from you and your team.”

Quero hinted that he would take legal steps to ensure that Senofonte settled the “outstanding balances that you’ve owed to me and my collaborator for about 3 months.”

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