Despite all those warm, joyful feelings building in the pit of your stomach right now, no, it is not Christmas in Seattle.
However, Seattleites woke up Wednesday morning to a string of good news: Soundgarden is nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Tom Brady will never play professional football again and Beyoncé is coming to Seattle.
In an Instagram post, the pop superstar announced her long-rumored Renaissance World Tour, which will include a Sept. 13 stop at Lumen Field. Now through Feb. 9, fans can register for three different presales through Ticketmaster/Live Nation’s Verified Fan. The first presale through the artist’s BeyHive fan club begins Feb. 6, ahead of the general Verified Fan onsale Feb. 18. Registering through Verified Fan enters fans in a “lottery-style process” for the chance to purchase tickets, but does not guarantee them.
Ticketmaster’s handling of Beyoncé’s tour will be closely watched, after the company’s botched rollout of Taylor Swift tickets led to a hearing in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
News of the tour comes days before the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, where Beyoncé has a leading nine nominations, all stemming from last summer’s “Renaissance” album.
Beyoncé last performed at the stadium formerly known as CenturyLink in 2018, closing out her joint On the Run II Tour with Jay-Z. The set list played like the most epic Bey-and-Jay mixtape imaginable, with the couple taking turns rocking the stage solo and together, accentuating their disparate performance styles.
The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.