After weeks of speculation peppered by some notable leaks fueling the fire, Jay-Z and Beyonce are officially hitting the road together this summer, as the On The Run II Tour was announced Monday by promoter Live Nation.
The tour consists of 15 cities in the UK in Europe, followed by 21 announced dates across the U.S., playing in stadiums beginning with FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH on July 25. It winds its way through NFL and college football venues in August and September, before wrapping with its lone date in Canada, on Tuesday October 2 at Vancouver’s BC Place.
As is the norm, there are a myriad of presale dates for limited groups before the general public will have a crack at tickets, though with the size of the venues, there’s some comfort in the fact that it would be unlikely to sell out a tour full of 60,000+ seat venues before general sale. According to individual event pages, presales for Citi cardmembers, VIP Packages, and Official “Platinum” seats kick off on Wednesday March 14. The BeyHive also has a presale beginning on the 14. General sale begins for the rest of the public on Monday, March 19.
Prices have yet to be announced for the performances of On The Run II, but given the recent trends, it’s not likely to be an inexpensive one..
The confirmation formalizes a tour that fans have been hotly anticipating for weeks, after several high profile leaks, including Ticketmaster’s brief publishing of a tour date in Philadelphia, and a social media hit from Beyonce’s camp. It’s uncertain whether or not those leaks were part of a coordinated plan to build hype for the tour due to the shorter turnaround from announcement to launch than several high profile summer tours in similar sized venues, like Taylor Swift, or just legitimate goofs. Given the at times dismal sales of Jay-Z’s 4:44 tour in 2017 – the artist’s representatives actually threatened legal action over coverage of sluggish sales by one media outlet, and arguments over whether financial success due to jacked-up “platinum” prices for top seats made up for last-minute price slashes to fill the rest of venues, neither would be surprising.
The last time the duo went out on the road together, in 2014, they were the eighth best-selling tour of the year, according to Forbes – and that was with just 19 dates.
On The Run II Tour Dates – Jay-Z and Beyonce
June 6 – Cardiff, Wales
June 9 – Glawgow, Scotland
June 13 – Manchester, England
June 15 – London, England
June 19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 23 – Copenhagen, Denmark
June 25 – Stockholm, Sweden
June 28 – Berlin, Germany
June 30 – Warsaw, Poland
July 3 – Cologne, Germany
July 6 – Milan, Italy
July 11 – Barcelona, Spain
July 14 – Paris, France
July 17 – Nice, France
July 25 – FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
July 28 – FedEx Field, Landover, MD
July 30 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
August 2 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
August 5 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
August 8 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
August 10 – Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
August 13 – Ford Field, Detroit, MI
August 18 – New Era Field, Orchard Park, NY
August 23 – Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN
August 25 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
August 29 – Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
September 11 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
September 13 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
September 15 – NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
September 19 – University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
September 22 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
September 27 – SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA
September 29 – Levis Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
October 2 – BC Place, Vancouver, BC