Buckle Up Texas, Beyoncé is Coming Home: What to Expect from Renaissance Tour

Our Houston Texas baby is back- Beyoncé has kicked off her first full tour in 4 years with the Renaissance World Tour. Since the European run of her tour started on May 10th, Beyonce’s performance, outfits, and even her daughter have not stopped making headlines. The tour has been called a “retrofuturist extravaganza” and “stadium-shaking triumph,” and it’s almost our turn to experience it. The North America tour starts July 8th and Beyoncé is spending September 21, 23, and 24 in Texas including 2 nights in her hometown of Houston.

As we gear up for Beyoncé’s return to North America and arrival in her home state, here’s all you need to know about the Renaissance Tour so far and what to expect when she touches down in Texas.

Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour Setlist

With a discography like hers, how could we not get a nearly 3-hour-long performance from Beyoncé? The powerhouse performer’s show is filled with incredible visuals, dancing, and stunning vocals with a setlist of 40 songs that include the entire Renaissance album and incredible hits from Beyoncé’s 6 other chart-topping albums.

Did your favorite make the cut? Check out the entire Renaissance Tour setlist to find out.

  1. “Dangerously in Love”
  2. “Flaws and All”
  3. “1+1”
  4. “I Care / I’m Goin’ Down (Mary J. Blige cover)”
  5. “I’M THAT GIRL”
  6. “COZY”
  7. “ALIEN SUPERSTAR / Sweet Dreams (Medley)”
  8. “Lift Off (from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s WATCH THE THRONE)”
  9. “7/11 (Interlude)”
  10. “CUFF IT / CUFF IT – WETTER REMIX”
  11. “ENERGY (ft. Beam)”
  12. “BREAK MY SOUL / BREAK MY SOUL – THE QUEENS REMIX (ft. Madonna)”
  13. “No Angel”
  14. “Haunted”
  15. “Formation”
  16. “Diva”
  17. “Run the World (Girls)”
  18. “MY POWER (from The Lion King: The Gift)”
  19. “BLACK PARADE”
  20. “Savage Remix (Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé)”
  21. “Partition”
  22. “Yonce”
  23. “CHURCH GIRL”
  24. “Get Me Bodied / Freakum Dress”
  25. “Before I Let Go”
  26. “Rather Die Young”
  27. “Love on Top”
  28. “Crazy in Love (ft. Jay-Z)”
  29. “PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA”
  30. “VIRGO’S GROOVE”
  31. “Naughty Girl”
  32. “MOVE (ft. Grace Jones)”
  33. “HEATED”
  34. “THIQUE”
  35. “ALL UP IN YOUR MIND”
  36. “Drunk in Love”
  37.  “AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM”
  38. “PURE/HONEY”
  39. “Blow”
  40. “SUMMER RENAISSANCE”

What Does A Texas-Sized Show Entail?

A Hometown Show In Houston

The best things come from Texas and Beyoncé might be the world’s best example of it, so what can we expect from her two hometown performances in Houston?

Her last full solo tour, the Formation World Tour in 2016, started its run in Houston. The explosive opening night started with DJ Khalid and Houston rappers Slim Thug and Paul Wall before Beyoncé took the stage. During her performance, the artist took a moment to thank her hometown and the people in it.

beyounce performing her song
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This year’s tour will be at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Sept. 21 and NRG Stadium on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, and we think a lot of the love is going to come from the fans.

Initially, there was only one tour date set for Houston, but after incredible fan demand, a second night was added. Beyoncé’s love for her hometown and commitment to highlighting Black culture through her music, art, and partnerships continue to empower Houstonians and Black communities across the country. The two nights in the town that raised her are sure to be filled with energy, excitement, pride, and love for the singer and the city.

Could We Get An Appearance From Blue Ivy?

Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z’s oldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter has been making headlines for her performances as a dancer front and center in her momma’s shows in Europe. Performing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s best professional dancers, the 11-year-old has shown that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and that Queen Bey isn’t the only dynamic performer.

beyounce performance
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The question we all want to be answered is whether a Blue Ivy appearance is predicted in Texas. It’s summer vacay for Blue Ivy right now, probably why she’s been able to travel around with her mom, but all three Texas shows are in September which is, you guessed it, the start of the school year. Will Blue be at her desk studying by day and dancing by night? We will have to wait and see, but either way, we love her.

What To Wear at the Renaissance Tour

Beyoncé has proved she is going to show up and show out at every performance. Sporting custom-made designer looks and going through an insane amount of outfit changes in each show, the singer has been stunning in every city. So attending the Renaissance Tour requires proper attire- and by that we mean your outfits should be cute and comfortable.

Colorful, disco-style outfits featuring flared pants, jumpsuits, and two-piece sets are going to be all the rage, especially with iridescent fabrics, rhinestones, glitter, and silver. A lot of fans have also added jeweled cowgirl hats and we are so on board! And our best piece of advice- ditch the heels. The performance alone is nearly 3 hours long, so a good pair of comfortable platform sneakers will give you the height you want and look amazing with your outfit, and you’ll be so grateful the next morning.

beyounce performing
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When it comes to accessories, make sure to check stadium policies. Both AT&T Stadium in Dallas and NRG Stadium in Houston require clear bags no larger than 12”x6”x12” and clutches or smaller bags no larger than 4.5”x6.5”. And because this is going to be a large show, the less you bring the better, so opt for no bag if you’re able.

And remember, this tour is not only about Renaissance, all of Beyoncé’s albums are being celebrated. Channel what the Swifties have been doing for the Eras Tour and wear a look inspired by any of Beyoncé’s albums. The early 2000s are coming back, aren’t they?

Where to Go Before the Show

While Beyoncé doesn’t come on stage until 8 PM, the doors open around 5 PM and the show doesn’t end until almost midnight, so making sure your stomach is well prepared is going to be important. Luckily, Houston and Dallas have incredible options for pre-performance meals at any price point.

Whether you’re visiting for a few days to see the show or a local, we’ve got recommendations for brunch, rooftop restaurants, bars, and all kinds of cuisine in both Houston and Dallas:

Eva Rogers

Eva Rogers, a proud Texan and contributor for TexasTasty, infuses her writing with a deep passion for the Lone Star State. With roots in the vast plains of West Texas, Eva treasures the unique fusion of tradition and innovation that embodies the Texan spirit. Through her articles, she celebrates the diverse tapestry of Texas, exploring everything from its vibrant urban centers to its tranquil rural landscapes.