Beyoncé's World Tour Doesn't Include Malaysia & Local Fans Are Super Upset About It
It was reported that she has been banned from performing in Malaysia, after two attempts went awry in 2007 and 2009.
Beyoncé has just announced her first world tour after almost seven years — but only a few lucky countries can count on her paying them a visit.
Hours ago, on Wednesday, 1 February, the artiste released a lineup of dates which included various places around Europe and North America.
Titled the Renaissance World Tour, the series of shows are set to kick off in Stockholm on 10 May and continue around the continent until the end of June. After a short break, the tour will resume in Toronto, Canada on 8 July before Queen B performs her final show in New Orleans, Louisiana on 27 September.
Unfortunately for us, Malaysia, nor any other Asian country, is included in the lineup at this time.
Check out the full list of locations below:
After her announcement, it was sufficient to say that some locals were pretty upset about Malaysia being excluded from her world tour
However, it was reportedly shared that Beyoncé has been banned from Malaysia since 2007
Some may recall how Beyoncé was supposed to make an appearance in Malaysia during her 2007 The Beyoncé Experience World Tour. That was until the show was relocated to Jakarta, Indonesia, instead.
In a report by Reuters back in 2007, her agents cited 'scheduling conflicts' as the primary reason for cancelling her date of performance, which was meant to be on 1 November 2007. However, a source said unofficially that the artiste was unhappy over a possible hostile reaction in a mainly Muslim nation.
After the artiste proceeded to call off another concert in Malaysia two years later in 2009, a BBC report soon revealed, "Female performers at Malaysian concerts are required by government rules to cover up from the shoulders to knees, with no cleavage showing."
The initial 'postponement' of her concert was triggered after PAS called for the show in Kuala Lumpur to be scrapped as it would promote 'Western sexy performances'. Unfortunately for the Malaysian BeyHive, she has not made any plans to return here since.
Well, I guess our only hope to see Beyoncé live in concert moving forward is to buy a ticket to one of her overseas performances
In a 2020 interview, Dua Lipa stated that Kuala Lumpur was the most interesting place she's ever visited in the world:
During a recent concert in Malaysia, GOT7's Youngjae was super impressed by how well versed some Malaysians are in the Korean language:
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