Beyonce announces first new tour in nearly seven years


Celebrated singer-songwriter Beyonce has announced her first new tour in nearly seven years, taking her latest album "Renaissance" on the road around Europe and North America.

The "Renaissance World Tour" will kick off in Stockholm on May 10, travelling across the continent until the end of June.

It will then resume in Toronto in July before wrapping in New Orleans in September.

Beyonce released the chart-topping and critically-acclaimed Renaissance, her seventh studio album, at the end of July. The record is in the running for the coveted album of the year prize at this year's Grammy Awards, which takes place on Sunday.

Beyonce's last studio tour was in 2016 in support of her album Lemonade.

The singer last performed at the lavish opening of Dubai's Atlantis The Royal hotel in January.

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