Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour has taken the world by storm, offering a spectacle that includes dazzling all-chrome outfits, surprise appearances by her daughter Blue Ivy, and even an extraordinary pregnancy announcement. For keen-eyed observers in the audience, one remarkable band member has been spotted performing on stage while visibly pregnant.
Crystal Torres, a native of Philadelphia, has been globetrotting alongside the music icon on her tour for the past several months, a journey that kicked off in June. Torres shared her exciting news on May 10 via an Instagram post, revealing her participation in Beyoncé’s tour. As one of the lead musicians in the touring ensemble, Torres has continued to deliver exceptional performances while embracing motherhood.
A particularly memorable show occurred on Beyoncé’s birthday, during which Torres donned an all-silver ensemble in accordance with the icon’s birthday request. Through photos posted on her social media, Torres’ pregnancy journey unfolded before her followers’ eyes, with her baby bump becoming increasingly prominent with each performance. She expressed her gratitude to the crew and fellow musicians for their support in ensuring her and her baby’s safety during the tour.
This isn’t Torres’ first time sharing the stage with Beyoncé. The talented Puerto Rican and Italian trumpet player previously showcased her musical prowess during the Beyoncé Experience Tour, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour, and Beyoncé’s memorable performance at the 2022 Oscars. Beyond her collaborations with Beyoncé, Torres has lent her skills to other renowned artists, including Alejandro Sanz, Lupe Fiasco, and Steve Lacy.
Beyoncé’s tour, announced earlier this year, drew immense excitement from fans who eagerly snatched up tickets. The tour spanned 57 shows across 12 countries over six months, featuring three sold-out performances at the iconic SoFi Stadium. Billboard reported that the European leg of the tour generated an impressive $154 million in revenue, with over a million tickets sold.
Throughout the tour, a constellation of stars graced the audience, including Kelly Rowland, former royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Adele, Issa Rae, and Pedro Pascal. The legendary Diana Ross even joined Beyoncé on stage during a special birthday performance in Los Angeles, serenading her with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
For Beyoncé, this tour marks her first since 2018, when she performed alongside her husband, Jay-Z. Additionally, it represents her first solo tour since 2016, solidifying her status as an unparalleled force in the world of music and performance.