"Do not be alarmed, remain calm"—Beyoncé has officially embarked upon the Renaissance World Tour!
Selling out the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, approximately 46,000 fans flocked to see Queen Bey perform in her first tour in seven years. Prior to this show, she performed at the opening of the luxury hotel Atlantis The Royal, where she was paid $3 million.
In a three-hour set, Bey gave the BeyHive everything they wanted and more. As this is also the first time that we are hearing Beyoncé perform her entire Renaissance album, fan footage showed that she performed tracks from each era of projects she's released throughout her career. Additionally, she performed fresh remixes which we've come to expect from her while on tour using songs like Britney Spears's classic track "Toxic" and Lil Uzi Vert's club anthem "I Just Wanna Rock."
With over 50 shows during the tour's five-month run, she is expected to profit over $3 billion. Beyoncé posted a short recap to her Instagram page, notably without sound.
Although this tour is a celebration of "releasing the wiggle," she has also partnered with her charity BeyGOOD to support Black businesses through her Black Parade Route initiative which visiting different cities, awarding scholarships to high school students and other philanthropic initiatives.
After two nights in Sweden, she will head to Belgium, France, the UK and other European countries before jumpstarting the North American and Canadian leg of her tour. Below, check out images from the opening night as you get excited about your chance to see the entertainer in person this summer.