While it’s no secret that Beyoncé’s Renaissance album was a huge hit among listeners, fans were surprised to see how quickly an upcoming listening event sold out!
Beyoncé & Amazon Music unveil “Club Renaissance”
On Thursday, the Beyhive received a surprise announcement about an event called Club Renaissance. An SMS alert directed fans to clubrenaissance.com where they could learn more about the event.
The Amazon Music Twitter account also shared a flyer online. According to the promo, Club Renaissance will be held on Saturday and Sunday. It is described as a 21+ event where fans can “experience a renaissance in spatial audio”.
Amazon Music’s tweet also informed people that the exact location of the Los Angeles event would be announced to “confirmed guests” on Saturday.
12.17 & 12.18 #CLUBRENAISSANCE
This event is 21+. One (1) ticket per person. Tickets are not transferrable. Location will be announced to confirmed guests on Saturday 12/17. https://t.co/sHELkoB5Bl pic.twitter.com/EnCLsCVUlp
— Amazon Music (@amazonmusic) December 15, 2022
To the dismay of Twitter, tickets sell out in minutes
According to Variety, Club Renaissance was so hyped that it sold out in minutes.
Understandably, disappointed fans who were keen to attend the event took to social media to vent their frustration. Check out what some people had to say below.
I’ve been waiting for Beyoncé to pick me up in GEORGIA since she texted me about a freaking club renaissance in LA: pic.twitter.com/rufX7XB9DN
— Scarlet Witch Stan Acc (@Forever_Syd_) December 15, 2022
The #ClubRenaissance tickets already SOLD OUT?? pic.twitter.com/txcAthRSJ2
— 💎 | Fan account (@BadBitchCarta) December 15, 2022
In the process of starting a support group for anyone who couldn’t pass REAL ID verification to get into #CLUBRENAISSANCE. See you soon. I love you. I am you.
— Myles Warden (@ReallyMighty) December 15, 2022
The SZA presale sucked and now Club Renaissance is sold out while I had the ticket in my damn shopping cart…… someone jinxed me WHAT HAVE I DONE??!! pic.twitter.com/9nWa4i9Gq0
— raymond (@raymondmiguel_) December 15, 2022
Just as I clicked the link, the SECOND Beyoncé texted me and I still haven’t gotten Club Renaissance tickets 😭
— Jordan ✨ (@merelyaladdin) December 15, 2022
I’m 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 Manatees BBL (@imnotchase) December 15, 2022
I do my BEST BEYONCÈ impression to get into 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 DECIDE TO SELL THE TICKETS FIRST
— TAYDIZZY ALL UP IN YOUR MIND (@imtaylordeon) December 15, 2022
BEYONCÉ HOW TO GET FROM TEXAS TO LA IN 24 HOURS AND I’M BROKE??!!???? #CLUBRENAISSANCE pic.twitter.com/ZFhxp0adFF
— Act i: 👀🤲🏽 (@_chvse) December 15, 2022
Previous Club Renaissance events were more exclusive
Variety reports that the album’s New York release party in August, which was attended by numerous stars including Chloe Bailey, Normani and Kendrick Lamar, was the first incarnation of the event.
Beyoncé later opened a Paris-based club Renaissance – with artists like Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator. Additionally, the Parisians reportedly had a chance to win tickets via a social media contest.
Well, for the Los Angeles event, people were actually given the opportunity to get tickets for themselves, although it didn’t really work out for many.
Were you one of the lucky Beyhive members who managed to snag tickets to Club Renaissance? Also, what are your thoughts on the event being such a short notice and being only available in LA?