While it’s no secret that Beyoncé‘s Renaissance album was a major hit among listeners, fans were surprised to see just how quickly an upcoming listening event sold out!
Beyoncé & Amazon Music Unveil ‘Club Renaissance’
On Thursday, the Beyhive got a surprise announcement about an event called “Club Renaissance.” A text alert directed fans to clubrenaissance.com, where they could learn more about the event.
Amazon Music’s Twitter account also shared a flyer online. According to the promo, Club Renaissance is going down on Saturday and Sunday. It’s described as a 21+ event where fans can “experience Renaissance in spatial audio.”
Amazon Music’s tweet also informed people that the Los Angeles-based event’s specific location would be announced to “confirmed guests” on Saturday.
12.17 & 12.18 #CLUBRENAISSANCE
This event is 21+. One (1) ticket per person. Tickets are non-transferable. Location to be announced to confirmed guests on Saturday, 12/17.https://t.co/sHElkoB5Bl pic.twitter.com/EnCLsCVUlp
— Amazon Music (@amazonmusic) December 15, 2022
To Twitter’s Dismay, Tickets Sell Out In Minutes
According to Variety, the hype surrounding Club Renaissance was so great that it sold out within mere minutes.
Understandably, disappointed fans who were eager to attend the event took to social media to express their frustrations. Check out what some people had to say down below.
Me waiting for Beyoncé to come pick me up in GEORGIA since she texting me about a damn club renaissance in LA: pic.twitter.com/rufX7XB9DN
— scarlet witch stan acc (@Forever_Syd_) December 15, 2022
— 💎 | Fan Account (@BadBitchCarta) December 15, 2022
About to start a support group for everyone who couldn’t get past the REAL ID verification to get into #CLUBRENAISSANCE. I see you. I love you. I am you.
— Myles Warden (@ReallyMighty) December 15, 2022
SZA presale was ass, and now Club Renaissance is sold out while I had the ticket in my fucking cart…… someone hexed me WHAT DID I DO??!! pic.twitter.com/9nWa4i9Gq0
— raymond (@raymondmiguel_) December 15, 2022
The way I clicked the link the SECOND Beyoncé texted me and I still did not get Club Renaissance tickets 😭
— Jordan ✨ (@merelyaladdin) December 15, 2022
me looking at flights to LA so i can go to club renaissance knowing i only have two dollars and a prayer in my bank account pic.twitter.com/f67r6SSyF7
— Barbara Manatee’s BBL (@imnotchase) December 15, 2022
me doing my BEST BEYONCÈ impression to get inside Club Renaissance: pic.twitter.com/izaYwQK2Tx
— Thaddeus C. Anime NYC (@ItsHippyPotter) December 16, 2022
WHY WOULD BEYONCÉ HAVE A CLUB RENAISSANCE IN LA IN TWO DAYS AND JUST NOW DECIDED TO SELL THE TICKETS
— TAYDIZZY ALL UP IN YOUR MIND (@imtaylordeon) December 15, 2022
— act i: 👀🤲🏽 (@_chvse) December 15, 2022
Earlier Club Renaissance Events Were More Exclusive
Variety reports that the album’s New York City release party back in August, which was attended by numerous stars like Chloe Bailey, Normani, and Kendrick Lamar, was the first incarnation of the event.
Beyoncé later hit up a Paris-based Club Renaissance—which had artists like Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator. Additionally, Parisians reportedly got the chance to win tickets through a social media competition.
Now, for the Los Angeles event, people actually got the opportunity to obtain tickets themselves, though it didn’t exactly work out for many.
Were you one of the lucky Beyhive members who managed to cop tickets to Club Renaissance? Additionally, what do you think about the event being so last minute, as well as it only being offered in L.A.?