Beyoncé gives first live concert performance in more than four years in Dubai
23 Jan 2023
Beyoncé poses for a photograph.
Beyoncé gave a concert performance for the first time since 2018 at an exclusive event in Dubai.
The “Break My Soul” vocalist appeared at the Atlantis the Royal hotel on Saturday (21 January) for an exclusive show.
Originally teased by the hotel to be part of “a weekend where your dreams become your destination”, Beyoncé’s set consisted of 19 songs spanning her career, including a surprise duet of “Brown Skin Girl” with her 11-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
However, she did not perform any material from her highly acclaimed 2022 album “Renaissance.”
The event was mainly attended by celebrities and select journalists, including Kendall Jenner, Liam Payne, Ronan Keating, Rochelle and Marvin Humes, Chloe and Halle Bailey and British Vogue editor Edward Enninful.
All in attendance were instructed to place their phones and possible recording devices in a pouch to prevent leaks, but footage from the concert has managed to spread across social media.
Some attendees even managed to livestream the concert on social media, to the delight of many supporters who couldn’t be in attendance.
The multi-award-winning singer, 41, was accompanied by the Lebanese dance troupe, the Mayyas.
After the show, a publicist for Beyoncé shared professional footage of the opening moments of the show. A press release stated that there was “more to come”, which has fans hoping that the entire concert will be made available for online viewing.