Beyoncé reportedly wants crew members to undergo “MeToo” checks ahead of her Renaissance world tour in 2023.
Beyoncé is laying down some ground rules for her Renaissance world tour, set to take place in 2023, on dates yet to be announced. As per The Sun, the Break My Soul hitmaker wants to instate a “no booze or drugs policy,” as well as “#MeToo checks” that will be performed on the crew, including dancers and band members.
A close source to Beyoncé declares the upcoming policies are being enforced in support of staff members’ physical safety and mental wellbeing, as well as being a preventative measure for sexual misconduct.
The insider tells The Sun, “Bey knows the new performances will require intense choreography and precision, so everyone has to be clean and sober.” They continue, “there won’t be any crazy partying on the road either.”
They add, “she is also carrying out #MeToo checks with the dancers, band and crew with hopes doing so will make the tour a safe and friendly work environment. As touring can be mentally gruelling, her new team will also have access to mental health support while on the road.”
The source concludes, “she knows people are happiest when they know their well-being is fulfilled and wants to use what she has learned in the business to lead by example.”
Beyoncé’s Renaissance world tour is rumoured to be kicking off summer of 2023. However, no official tour dates have been released as of yet. We will be keeping our eyes peeled for updates.