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The countdown for Beyoncé's latest tour is on, and if you have a Citi credit or debit card you can register for the ticket presale and secure your chance to see the Queen. Demand is sure to be astronomical for this global icon who hasn't toured since 2018.
Kicking off in Stockholm on May 10, 2023, the Renaissance World Tour will make 15 stops throughout Europe before coming to North America in July. From there, Queen Bey will visit 24 U.S. cities, plus Toronto and Vancouver.
Live Nation is hoping to avoid a repeat of the debacle in 2022 with Ticketmaster's Verified Fan registration system for Taylor Swift's tour: The ticket broker has announced a complex presale registration process, broken down by three waves of tour dates and tiers of buyers.
Here's a quick breakdown of presale dates and registration deadlines available to Citi cardholders, as well as links to help you register for Beyoncé's Citi cardmember presale.
Citi Presale registration deadline
Register here by Thursday, Feb. 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Register here by Thursday, Feb. 9, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Register here by Thursday, Feb. 16, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Citi Presale date
Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. local venue time
Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. local venue time.
Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. local time.
Tickets for Beyoncé's Toronto and Vancouver shows will not be sold through the Citi Presale. Fans hoping to attend those shows must register through either the BeyHive Presale or Verified Fan Registration.
How to register for the Beyoncé Citi Presale
If you're hoping to catch one of Beyoncé's U.S. concerts, your Citi card could help you score these coveted tickets. All Citi cards that have the Visa or Mastercard logo and Citi debit cards with the Mastercard logo are eligible.
Before registering for the Citi presale of your choice, you'll first need to add your qualifying Citi card as a payment option in your Ticketmaster account. You may also use the same Citi card to register for multiple dates if you're trying to catch Beyoncé more than once. After adding the card to your Ticketmaster account, you'll then have to complete the Verified Fan registration to access the presale.
Not yet a Citi cardholder? Here's how to apply in time for Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour presale
It's not too late to get a Citi card in time for the presale. However, if you don't already have a Citi card, you'll want to apply for the Citi Custom Cash® Card, Citi Simplicity® Card, Citi Rewards+® Card or Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card. These four are the only ones that give you the ability to use the card immediately, according to Citi.
Once approved for one of those cards, request instant access to the card to receive your temporary account details, including the first six digits of your temporary card number, or BIN number. The BIN number will serve as your passcode to access the Citi presale.
Be sure to write that BIN number down or take a picture. You will only have one chance to get your temporary account information, and you won't be able to access your account information again until the card arrives in the mail seven to 10 days later. By then, tickets may be sold out and a Beyoncé concert will be the best thing you never had. » NEXT: Best credit cards for entertainment