‘On the Run II’ Tour Marks Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Return to the International Stage
Superstar couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z have announced dates for their “On the Run II” stadium tour. Produced by Live Nation Global Touring along with Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the world tour begins Wednesday, June 6 in Cardiff, England, encompassing 15 cities throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. In addition, there will be 21 performances in North America starting July 25 with the first stop in Cleveland, OH.
News of the long awaited tour had been accidentally leaked by Ticketmaster and Beyoncé’s own web site, causing online hysteria by loyal fans, until the Jay-Z and Beyoncé made the official announcement March 12 via video on Instagram set to the tune of “I’m Still in Love With You.”. Even though ticket prices are expected to be steep, devotees are blasting the internet with posts pledging to do all in their power to attend the highly anticipated event.
The last time Jay-Z and Beyoncé appeared on stage together was in September 2016 when Jay-Z joined Beyoncé in New Jersey for the final show of her “Lemonade” tour. “On the Run II” marks the first full-fledged tour they’ve done together since the first “On the Run” tour in 2014 that was in support of Beyoncé’s self-titled 2013 album and Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”
During that time, Beyoncé had shared the sentiment that it was the greatest tour she’d ever experienced, which may initially seem ironic considering the theme of that tour highlighted the unanimous animosity Beyoncé’s fans harbored toward Jay-Z for his adultery. But then Jay-Z publicly offered up a “mea culpa” with his most recent album, “4:44,” which purportedly lead to Beyoncé pardoning her husband’s philandering, thus showing the world how they had not only survived their marriage crisis, but had become stronger and closer because of it.
Despite the nearly two year-long break in live performances, Beyoncé and Jay-Z both contributed to Khaled’s recently released single “Top Off.” The pair also made a video titled “Family Feud,” helmed by “A Wrinkle in Time” director, Ava DuVernay.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 19 at LiveNation.com as well as several alternative outlets. Check Beyoncé’s web site for confirmed dates as well as how to add your name to a pre-sale access list. The site also states fans can expect to have a unique experiences and purchase exclusive concert swag.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s “On the Run II” tour kicks off June 6 in Cardiff, UK with dates in North America beginning July 25 in Cleveland, OH. Pre-sale begins March 14 at 9 a.m. in North America and 10 a.m. in Europe. All tour dates and tickets are here.