Manchester Beyoncé fans fury as star subs North West for Sunderland on Renaissance tour

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Pop music fans in Manchester are not happy that Beyoncé has left them out of an upcoming UK tour - and some have taken issue with a Sunderland date.

Manchester pop music fans have been left frustrated as global superstar Beyoncé snubs the North West of the UK in favour of a gig in Sunderland on her upcoming Renaissance tour.

The singer announced her long-awaited tour dates today and had fans' heads turning with a small number of dates in the UK which didn't include any shows in Manchester.

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The North West city has become a regular stop for the biggest of stars over the years but is nowhere to be seen on the dates released for this year's Renaissance tour.

Beyoncé will play gigs in Cardiff, Edinburgh and at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland before two nights at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

The 'Cuff It' singer has a history with the North East, having previously performed at the Wearside stadium to kick off the 2016 Lemonade World Tour. In that year, she also played at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

In the minutes after the Beyoncé tour dates for 2022 were confirmed, fans took to social media to beg for a Manchester date and question the star's choice to play in Sunderland.

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One Twitter user wrote: "Beyoncé going to Sunderland but not Manchester is so confusing to me…"

Another said: "Sunderland?! Sunderland?! WHERE IS MANCHESTER? Beyoncé, did we hurt you somehow?"

Beyonce will play at the Stadium of Light in May this year (Image; Getty Images)Beyonce will play at the Stadium of Light in May this year (Image; Getty Images)
Beyonce will play at the Stadium of Light in May this year (Image; Getty Images) | Getty Images for NARAS

Others wrote "so Beyoncé, just gonna avoid coming to Manchester" and "Beyoncé really just said not today Manchester".

Meanwhile, fans of the star in the North East celebrated the chance to welcome the icon to the region once again.

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One joked: "Beyoncé coming to Sunderland she loves the North East, she checks up on us, we talk every now and then."

One user said, "Beyoncé in Sunderland again, we truly won". Meanwhile, another added: "Beyoncé in Sunderland? Doing more for levelling up than the Tories ever could."

Information on when fans can get tickets to see Beyoncé play at the Stadium of Light is still under wraps and is set to be announced in due course.

  • May, 17 - Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • May, 20 - Murrayfield, Edinburgh
  • May, 23 - Stadium of Light, Sunderland
  • May, 29 - Tottenham Hotspur, London
  • May, 30 - Tottenham Hotspur, London
  • June, 02 - Tottenham Hotspur, London

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