The royal couple of hip-hop, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, has officially announced "On The Run II," the follow-up to the 2014 box office hit joint tour.
The duo will kick off the anticipated series of performances on June 6 at Cardiff in the United Kingdom. The "On The Run II" will hit 15 cities in the United Kingdom and Europe and 21 cities in North America.
Beyoncé And Jay-Z On The Run
The first "On The Run" tour was a massive success: it grossed $109 million and spawned a concert special on HBO. The tour aimed to promote Beyoncé's self-titled album and Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail both released in 2013.
Fans have been speculating about "On The Run II" since Jay-Z released his new album 4:44 which was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammy Awards and reached the number 1 spot on Billboard 200. Queen Bey's equally successful, most recent album, Lemonade, released back in 2016, won Best Contemporary Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards and topped the Billboard 200.
Prayers were answered when, last week, the "Formation" singer's social media team posted tour dates and venues on her Facebook page and on Ticketmaster. The listings were immediately taken down, but fans took it as the confirmation that "On The Run II" is happening and it will happen soon.
The official announcement finally came on Monday through Queen Bey's Instagram. The 36-year-old published the poster and a short teaser for "OTRII."
During the concert, the couple is expected to perform their most recent hit singles like "Hold Up," a song from Lemonade that seems to discuss her husband's cheating, and "Family Feud," a song from Jay-Z's 4:44 that admits his unfaithfulness. They are also expected to perform their classics such as "Drunk In Love," "99 Problems," "Run the World," "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)," and others.
Pre-sale of tickets for the upcoming tour will be available on Wednesday, March 14. Registrations are now open on Beyonce.com. General public sales will begin on Monday, March 19.
Mr. And Mrs. Carter
Offstage, Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, in June 2017. Their first daughter, Blue Ivy, is now 6 years old.
In addition, the celebrity couple is using their fame as a platform to raise awareness on important social issues. Beyoncé, in February, protested against the government's withdrawal of protection for transgender students in public schools. She encouraged her fans to participate in 100 Days of Kindness, a national campaign that supports the LGBTQ youth via social media.
Meanwhile, Jay-Z has spoken about failure of the war on drugs and has been involved in a word war against U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year.
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