Sources verify a sequel to the On The Run stadium tour is within the works for 2018.
JAY-Z and Beyonce are certainly touring this summer season, two sources inform Billboard, regardless of the swift, mysterious elimination of an announcement on Ticketmaster and Facebook (March 5) for his or her On The Run 2 tour.
A maintain for the tour had been positioned at numerous North American stadiums, one of many sources stated.
Speculation a few Bey + Jay tour had been rampant since Feb. 22 when a fan noticed U.Ok. and North American touchdown pages for a 2018 stadium tour on Ticketmaster, which had been additionally rapidly erased after being publicized. The well-known couple final toured collectively in 2014 for the On The Run tour and their 2018 outing is being billed as a sequel to that 19-show jaunt. Tuesday’s revelation comes through display screen seize of Beyonce’s Facebook web page from Complex, exhibiting a July 30 live performance in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. Once found by Complex, each the Ticketmaster and Facebook data was deleted.
Billboard has reached out to Live Nation however the live performance promoter didn’t remark. Last yr JAY-Z renewed his contract with Live Nation, which is probably going selling the On The Run 2 tour.
One of the delays behind the On The Run 2 tour announcement may very well be Beyonce’s upcoming look at Coachella, April 14 and 21. In the previous, Coachella organizer Goldenvoice has required headliner artists to carry off till after the pageant to announce new tour dates.
Waiting till April 22 (the Monday after Coachella) would give her 98 days to announce, promote tickets and market the Philadelphia present, which might be shorter than the window wanted for many stadium excursions, however would in all probability be sufficient time since there’s prone to be sturdy demand for the co-headlining present. There’s additionally the chance the leak was a deliberate advertising stunt to generate buzz for the occasion and remind followers to put aside a number of , particularly with a busy 2018 summer season taking form with stadium jaunts for Dead and Company, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Def Leppard with Journey. A July 30 present will come two days after back-to-back exhibits at close by Citizens Bank Park for Billy Joel and Eagles, and two weeks after Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour stops at Lincoln Financial Field.
Beyonce and JAY-Z’s 2014 On The Run tour grossed a formidable $95.9 million, averaging $5 million per present, based on Billboard Boxscore, making it the eighth largest tour of 2014. Beyonce additionally did a solo tour that yr that grossed $67 million, whereas JAY-Z’s tour netted $48 million for the “Hard Knock Life” rapper in 2017.