Beyonce and JAY-Z stadium tour

European fans who paid for expensive tickets to see Beyonce and JAY-Z's On The Run II stadium tour could find themselves standing next to concertgoers who received free tickets or ticket upgrades.

According to The Sun newspaper, promoters are giving away free OTR II tickets in parks and on the streets, as the American power couple struggles to fill seats in half-empty stadiums.

Fans outside their Glasgow concert tweeted that promoters were giving away free tickets to fill stadium seats.

"TOUR LOSERS Beyonce and Jay-Z tickets given away for free in a car park as On The Run II tour flops" reads the headline in The Sun's Tuesday morning edition.

The paper notes that the "superstar couple have thousands of unsold tickets for their UK dates, forcing them to cover large sections of seating in the stadium venues."

Stadium workers at Hampden Park erected gigantic monitors and dark curtains to block out the empty side of the stadium.

Beyonce and JAY-Z stadium tour

Promoter Live Nation reportedly warned Bey and Jay not to book large stadiums for their joint tour, particularly after JAY-Z struggled to fill smaller arena seats during his previous solo tour.

But an arena tour is considered a downgrade to Beyonce's fragile ego. The 37-year-old mother of three apparently believes she still has the star power to fill stadiums forever.

Hundreds of seats remain available for Wednesday evening’s concert at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium and for the 66,000-capacity London Stadium on Friday, The Sun reports.

The promoters spent millions on Beyonce and JAY-Z's stadium tour, but only 9 of the 48 dates in Europe and North America have sold out.

Tickets range in cost from $68 to $633 for a VIP standing pass in the Club Carter section nearest the floating stage.

Photos by Getty Images | BACKGRID USA

  • Owww76

    Oh well ish happens. There is no need to constantly go on tour every 2-3yrs and you are pretty much doing the same thing day in and out but charging more after every tour. I saw Xeroxnce in concert tow times and that was enough, same ole same ole. But her drones will stay running for that.

  • Itzgoingdown

    White artist give away tickets all the time when the venues aren't full. The Jews are putting this out to teach black rappers a lesson about exposing them in their songs....... Jay should have never mentioned Jews in his song "Story of OJ".

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Some performers need to accept when their time has come and gone

  • SpiceGirl

    IMO if the ticket price wasn't the price of my rentcar note...perhaps this wouldn't be the case...idk

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile saw a video on IG ... Chile half the stadium was empty ... literally ... dead... so serious ... ??? she was trying to grind on Jay and that nicka was loosing his balance ? fugg these folks. .. Doo Doo breed ..

  • bemetoo

    well you have to when you have a huge debt

  • bemetoo

    debt is a mfer

  • PhillyFacts

    B & J is during my era, I think the problem is folks my age know the value of $500-$1000 we can pay bills, go grocery shopping etc. B & J's fan base have simply grown up, and matured and know when it's time to sit down, however B & J didn't get the memo.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    1. The tickets cost too much. If they were cheaper, there is no doubt in my mind that the seats would be filled.

    2. They have no new music. People who are fans, not stans, and have seen them in concert before really don't have any incentive to pay the exorbitant prices to see the same routines from 3 yrs ago.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    In related news, I really want to see Fantasia in concert.

  • Kemi

    The tickets are too costly, not everyone is able. They need to realize that! Some of their fans are average joes...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Some? Most of their fans are below average Joes Lol, but seriously. 50 million Americans are below the poverty line.

  • Phillybruh

    Lets be Honest, its him. The only reason she has too tour with him is because he has money that he has too make back and this is the only way he can fill seats. No one wants too see him. She could tour by herself just fine.

  • Phillybruh

    She usually hits the tour circuit in the Summer.

  • Kemi

    You’re right on that. Didn’t want make a vast generalization. You know the bees will come for me and mines lol ?

  • Phillybruh

    They live check too check.

  • tia

    You're right. I just came to that conclusion myself. Could be her too, but I think Jay is the one with all the overhead and he has gotten himself into some financial messes he can't get out of. As a result, he dragging her along for the ride. Just like you said, she could tour by herself and leave him at the house.

  • Jethro

    Jay-Z's gonna let that woman ruin his legacy. He's gone from Frank Sinatra to Sonny and Cher.

  • Phillybruh

    They both have the overhead, he's her management she likely has those same deals. They get paid upfront then tour too pay it back. Its going to be a grueling two years for her because when she drops an album she has to go right back out.

  • Phillybruh

    Its the other way around. She's the touring act in the family.

  • Owww76

    That is true. People think these celebs be having all this money. Then years later they be talking about how they broke and lost it all.

  • Owww76

    Word say that again!

  • Owww76

    She is AMAZING in concert, saw her a couple years ago and she killed it. Fanny gonna be around for a long time, because she gets up on that stage and SANGGGG!

  • bemetoo

    yep they all be on the forbes list not knowing the have a lifestyle to maintain you by a 47million dollar home and it takes 12mill to maintain yea bihh you in debt

  • MissHarlem

    You won't regret it. A very good time and I can't wait to see her again. Had me singing dancing and losing my voice.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I heard her concerts were the bomb. I've seen clips online and it seemed like loads of fun.

  • MissHarlem

    Idgaf it's their job their business literally. Wasn't buying any tickets nor am I bashing entertainers to simply ENTERTAIN ?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    $68 is not a bad price for a concert ticket, but that $650??? WTF??? Who has that kind of money? A lot of these young kids can get a whole weekend of Lollapolooza festival for $650. Maybe half that price. A lot of these kids are staying at home w/ mom and pop, have student loans to pay, are working minimum wage. So only your high rollers can afford those prices.
    She should consider a Vegas residency like Jlo.

  • Cocoa Rose

    Not a fan anymore. She went from talking about being an independent woman, than said "to the left to the left...I can have another you in a minute" if he cheats, to "me and my baby gonna have a good life" despite the fact he cheated...nah to much drama...some things should be kept between them...

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    She can make big money doing a vegas residency. I don't know why she doesn't do it. Tidal is bringing him down - he's owed money by Weinstein for a couple of movies. In fact, she can go back to making commercials for L'oreal and make $5million easy. Sam Jackson does commercials, she can too.

  • Django the God

    Beyonce looks amazing.

  • ShWa

    Someone sounds pleased that the ticket sales were not sold out, people can be so mean spirited it is what it is......

  • FukkFolks2018

    Lord leave these folks and their tour alone. If folks want to spend XXX amount who cares? Its theirs. If they want to give away tix...its theirs.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    Jay looks terrible .. lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    Why is it that I never hear about free giveaways to concerts???

  • my view

    because they don't want us to be great

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • my view

    Everybody's not broke some people call $650 pocket change. I'm not one of those people but

  • SweetTEE

    So basically we're supposed to complain about the tickets being too high AND complain about the tickets being free? I refuse.

  • tia

    I learned something new today and thank you. It is going to be tough for her when those albums drops and she has to tour. I feel you completely and no lies told.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Beyoncé has no problem selling out stadiums auntie and you know that. Jay-Z on the other hand is boring in concert ?????. My Paris show is sold out on July 14 and stade de France holds 81,338 ???????

  • Quitedeliteful

    Absolutely right! Maybe if it was Prince I would give up $200 bucks but that's it. My money is better spent on me and my needs and wants...

  • Quitedeliteful

    she was trying to grind on Jay and that nicka was loosing his balance
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Victorious82

    Does she tour every year? Feel like it. Maybe she should give it a few years, then get back out there and tour.

  • KcoolMuziq

    JAY-Z's vegan diet has made him slim and trim.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Bloop , she’s helping him. It’s been whole 2 years since the lemonade tour. It’s time for mother to drop another album and tour solo. This is to help her husband ?????

  • Rainbowbelow

    I don't understand the obsession with this tour and if its sold out or not.

  • Logan Roberts

    Let Beyonce divorce his behind then we'll see what happens to "Frank Sinatra" ?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    She is a product of her mother...Celestine stayed with Matthew even though he was out popping his "d" to every young chick with a dream of being a star. And Im like 90% sure that Kelly is her sister so this is an ongoing thing. If you are exposed to that type of life where your momma stays to keep up with the joneses then its hard to find a new normal...

  • abby500

    What does she have on in the pic with them facing each other? It looks just plain stupid. And j is oooogly. They are being very corny now. I did love her Coachella performance.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Exactly...I think Jay has some dark times coming with this Tidal mess he has on his hands...he's about to be drowning in debt because he wanted that streaming service so damn bad...at this point she is popping her cooch on stage to save him from going under...

  • free

    yall some cruel @ss negroes lololol

  • Logan Roberts

    This. My money is better spent on me & my needs and wants....I'm selfish like that?

  • abby500

    And extra oooogly....?

  • free

    he doesn't have alcohol or something to get money from? i thought he had other ventures.

  • abby500

    John and Yoko

  • bella28498 .

    Ppl are truly thirsty for entertainment

  • Passion

    They look stupid in that picture facing each other, what’s the reason for the veil and blindfold? I don’t get these two.

  • SweetTEE

    The stocking blazer? lol

  • Kayke

    Upset about what? For as long as I can remember free concert tickets have been given away by radio stations and other corporations. You buy something you want ... if you’re complaining about it not being free, it’s not really what you want. Get over it.

  • abby500

    Ok! I would go see Prince every time he’d come to my city..which was often.

  • Sofiyah Balthazar

    I think the public is tired of the same repeated dance moves. The constant coverage of her family life. People go to concerts to enjoy the entertainment not to see your whole entire family album. The portrayal of their undying love at this point is pathetic. It looks voodooish like why the hell is Beyonce dragging Jay into these miserable photoshoots. It's like they're doing too much.

  • tintin

    money must be running low why they so thirsty. makes no sense

  • Renee Bee

    But is Jay-Z the Yoko Ono in the relationship? (Giggles)

  • TMW

    Even in stadium shows, they typically don’t sell the seats behind the stage setup, and they usually put black curtains up to block the view. ????? But I too am confused about the obsession with this tour. If you bought tickets or got free tickets, great, enjoy. If people have no interest in going, why do people care whether the tickets are selling or being given away, or whether it sells out? Is it just to say “see, nobody is checking for Beyonce???” Ok.

    I’m not buying tickets - I’ve went to the first OTR - Jay makes the show boring. However, if someone gives me some tix for free, or they sell some on Groupon, I’d go.

  • Yardgirl

    This true. I do seat filler and I get offers to see shows for free and it is 99% white artists.

  • Yardgirl

    Word!!

  • Yardgirl

    **************dead***************flatline************* :-))

  • Quitedeliteful

    He's the only one who could get my hard earned money. Bey and Jay??? $30.00 tops...

  • Yardgirl

    Me too!! The man had a catalog of music that was unbeatable and I loved every single one of his shows!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuuup....

  • Kayke

    It’s a world tour

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Y'all are blowing me with these "who cares?, why are you obsessed? white people do it too" comments. This is a blog. Beyonce and Jay Z are celebrities. Tf. That's why we are talking about. I don't care anymore about this post than I do the other 12 I commented on. And the same people that are so "above" this discussion, make jokes about other entertainers selling tickets on Groupon. Same people talking about yt people, will be on here talking about how the rest of us make everything about race. I'm sleep though..

  • Phillybruh

    Well they are a business they are intertwined.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Okay...

  • Phillybruh

    I'm sure he has other ventures but he has too fulfill his touring obligation. Its not like he's Kanye who could announce dates tomorrow and sell out.

  • Yardgirl

    You are in the NYC area right? The radio stations are always giving away concert tickets. I am in CT and win all the time. Now the seats are not the best, but you "in the house" lol

  • Phillybruh

    Because they typically happen on the day of the show too some random concert goers who happen to run into the right person at the venue.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuuuut?? Ima have to start trying to win those tickets!!!

  • Kanyade

    they's on the run...from the law *shrugs*

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Yawwwnnnn free tickets are awesome. Move along nothing to see here.

  • Bashi22

    Sandra Rose ? Beyoncé and JayZ rub you the wrong way in the pass lol.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    A mess.. Chile ... All off and shyt ... Chile ???

  • Kanyade

    welp, according to that tour book photo, she would be John Lennon and he would be, indeed, Yoko.

  • hi-liter

    Frankie Beverly and Maze are the only music group that can tour year after year after year and black folks will go see them each and every time. Some of you youngins don't know WTF I'm talking about.

  • REAL LOGIC

    HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD....... VOOODOOISH, STAGED AND WEIRD!

  • REAL LOGIC

    LOL!

  • Yardgirl

    Yes girl!! I win all the time!! Just keep hitting redial, it works. Matter of fact I just now won movie passes to go see the new Jurassic movie (yes I still love those dumb movies lol)

  • pecancandy

    I MISS PRINCE! ????

  • Logan Roberts

    Then find out the truth on unsung

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    true

  • Kanyade

    You know, you point out an interesting thing.

    I don't understand FANS obsession with tour grosses and ticket sales and cd sales, etc. That should be something the record company keeps track of (and cares about) and maybe Billboard magazine, and of course the artist. But why do FANS care either way? That just perplexes me.

    I was die-hard Janet fan, Sade fan, Lenny Kravitz fan back in the 99s and the 2000s, but I didn't care about album sales or ticket sales--thought never crossed my mind. I just wanted the music and the music videos. And on occasion, I wanted to (and went) to concerts.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Frankie STILL be up there tryna move up on stage tho. lol My parents go see them every year they come to NY. lol

  • L. Thompson

    That's because these obsessed stans like to use their favs accomplishments as their own, and to help bash other artists who may be less successful.

  • Miss Thang

    B and J thought they were MJ or Prince or somebody. They better learn.

  • Elevated Soul

    This is nothing but an aging diva who has to convince herself that she is "everything" and her 50 plus ex drug dealing hubby feeling the need for attention again.These are two sad narcissists.

    I proudly say that neither has ever gotten a dime of my money....

  • Miss Thang

    he weak as shit. no muscle tone.

  • Bossy704

    I went to a New Edition concert a couple years back and Kenny Edmonds opened. He was AMAZING and can really dance. I wondered why he was singing errbody songs then I realized it was not Babyface little brother but Babyface himself and he sang errbody songs cause he wrote them. New Edition was so late going on stage I was on my way to the parking lot when Candy Girl came on. I got nothing for Bey and Jay.

  • Jethro

    Doesn't matter, the damage is already done.

  • mona q

    lol...it does look odd but they renewed their vows on opening night of the tour.

  • TMW

    THIS! And haven’t had new music in decades!

  • Marlika

    I remember seeing them in concert. I was getting my 2 step on with them old folks. ????

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Without recording NEW music too...........FBM is the beez kneez.......I feel you on that one.......They come to my city EVERY summer in Detroit at Chene Park........Packed House ERRRYEAR.......

  • Pyt4lyfe

    I like some of Beyonce's music. But, I would never pay $633 to see her in concert.Thanks to social media I can watch clips for free from the comfort of my own home.The problem I have with this tour is that neither one of them has new music. It seems like they rushed this tour in an effort to make a quick buck.

  • Pyt4lyfe

    Beyonce is very predictable... same bodysuits, same blonde hair, same songs. Its time to flip the script.

    ...It's almost like they are trying to prove their undying love to the world. When in actuality they might be a train wreck.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    None of mine either.... I listen to a few hit songs on the radio and head nod bit that's all first them 2. Nothing to do with self hate our lack of black support.. Them 2 are selfish herbs that has done some things to other black folks that has me being a non supporter!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Frank just riding it till the wheels fall off... I saw him bout 2 years ago here in
    D.C. and he sound awful!

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I got this square flat ass and long post partum titties I need to fix. I'll be dammed if I spend that on them when I need to spend that on THIS.....lol

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Your 3rd sentence just blew me... "WHITE PEOPLE DO IT TOO" GTFOH... who cares what white people do.... BYE!

  • Miss Thang

    this bytch can't breathe without attention.

  • seun

    These celebrities never learn. Why can't they have an intimate tour with less expenses and logistics. ?

    At the end of the day, these big ass tours rarely break - even by the time expenses etc are factored in. Don't believe the hype. Big tours hardly make money.

    By the way, they both look stupid in that white outfit.

  • seun

    Unfortunately, these two don't have any residual income to fall back on. They have to expend a lot of energy to make that money and majority of their income is going right back to service their mountain of debt.

    That's the difference between the rich and the wealthy.

  • kennedy220

    I mean I look at it this way.....half empty or half full...their job is better than my 9-5 so I'm not hating...actually my job isn't that boring but when I do get a chance to perform with my band and sometimes it might be 5 or 6 people in the crowd I'm still having fun..lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    You clearly lack comprehension skills...

  • TMW

    And they sell out quick! I have never seen them at Chene Park because I can never get tix.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    The difference between Beyonce, Prince, Michael Jackson, Frankie Beverly and others, is that Prince, Mike, and Frankie, and others knew how to stay out of the public eye for awhile. They made the public excited about seeing them again. In this age with social media, we see Bey, Jay, Blue, Nana, Solange, the twins, etc. every SINGLE day. So the public is now moving on. They are bored. They are looking for the next big thing. It happens to EVERY single artist. That is why it is essential that these two take a break. I think they went on tour because they need the money, but the problem is they aren't making any money because they aren't selling the tickets, which means they are getting further in the hole. Bey better sit down or Jay and his money troubles are gonna drag her down right along with him. She really needs to let the public see another side of her, dare I say the maternal side. If you are gonna stay in the public, switch it up a little bit. But she don't hear me though.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    You have to look on the website and buy them as soon as it's announced for sale. I got mine because my sis couldn't go. As you said, they do sell out quick....

  • Karen Brady

    By the way, they both look stupid in that white outfit. *snickers*

  • Trace da Ace

    oh well...so tired of hearing about this damn tour....I aint going.....so it is what it is....I think Bey and Jay need to realize that they are not the "it" folks no more....people are tired of them and waiting on the next big thing....

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    It happened to the best of them, she's not exempt. It is now her time to fall

  • Karen Brady

    When in actuality they might be a train wreck. Ahh ya think?

  • Karen Brady

    LOLL

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    especially Jay!......let it go and relax with those Millions...y'all good...LOL!

  • Kimberly King

    Lmao ! They better come down on those prices. Don’t nobody wanna see Jay Z. I believe that’s half of the reason why they’re not selling good. The other reason is probably because Baddie Bey doesn’t have any new music out. Who wants to watch her sing songs that came out 10+ years ago ? Might as well do a residency in Vegas if that’s the case. I’m pretty sure ATL, NOLA & HTX are sold out. Her tour before the Formation tour was an arena tour. The Mrs. Carter tour? That was the first time I saw her. And she literally did the same thing at the Formation tour. Cancelled.

  • Kimberly King

    Yep. I agree with your reasoning as to why they went on tour again.

  • Miss Thang

    Bey would do good to have done a way stripped down small jazz club tour or unplugged TV special rather than this tour. She really needs to highlight her talent rather than her ass. Bey needs to understand she is not Rihanna or Kim, and as such, she can't garner publicity the way they do. It doesn't suit her. As a couple, they need to cool it on ALL social media fronts. They need to take a good loooooong break. Like 2 years. But they wont because they are desperate attention seekers.

  • Kimberly King

    Clearly ! Lmao

  • Miss Thang

    Jay Z is going through a midlife crisis. His younger wife is helping him get through it with this sad tour.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I know that's right!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Solstice

    Yes his voice is diminishing. I saw them maybe 3-4 years ago and his voice was struggling then. Didn’t matter though ????? We jammed our asses off!! ?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    , ,,,,*They live in excess.... Gotta pay for security, living ecpenses and WHOLE LOTTA SHYT..... SUCKS TO BE THEM!

  • CocoBabe88

    First everyone was complaining that the ticket prices were too high. Then they give away free tix and now that’s a problem. Can’t make everyone happy I guess. I just wish they went on separate tours. I’m over the OTR thing.

  • Munchosgirl

    No they didn't...

  • Munchosgirl

    He is NOT her management though. He is Rocnation, she is Parkwood...she is her own management...

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yes MJJ every four years.

  • the chosen one

    time to take it to the house. her season is up and over.

  • kekeb

    She really is flawless (physically)

  • OriginalGuestest

    What did they expect? Touring with no new music and Beyonce fans aint tryna see Jayz. Youtube vids not helping the case because ppl say she doesnt have the same energy on this tour.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    They look ridiculous. Especially JayZ. They should be ushering in the new era. They should be grooming their successors and having THEM shake THIER ass on stage. That’s what I’d be doing pushing 40. They are TIRED just TIRED.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    But his voice is shot so I wouldn't pay to see him.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I agree. She could have done a lover's only tour, or husband and wife tour, or anything. But they need big money, and small venues not gonna cut it.

  • sunni_daze

    You see how Bey signed those two sisiters (Halle & Chole) and put they ass on the shelf. And they are actually talented.

  • sunni_daze

    Deadass if they give away tickets at Fedex I'd go, foh. And clown the folks that dropped a grip on tickets

  • Allihave2say

    https://youtu.be/RRd4--8XFfU
    #DEAD When the stan can't underSTANd your tour concept. He said "I'm the librarian and I will read you" He dragged this tour to the bottom of life. LOL.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Smh I never even heard of them until you mentioned them. Disgraceful.

  • sunni_daze

    Yeah, she discovered them on yt, I think they did a cover of one of her songs. They star on Grown-ish now

  • starbright9449

    Looks like the concert hasn't even started in the last pic so obviously a lot of seats would be empty. Hundreds of unsold seats from a stadium that can house 66k, yeah what a big loss.... *Rolls eyes* My problem with these heffas is that they're touring without dropping the new album, Beyonce did this crap before. She started her tour and didn't drop her album until she was like halfway through with it then she went on another damn tour right after for that new album. Greedy! The fans of the places she toured first were pissed then cause they didn't get to see her perform the new songs.

  • starbright9449

    She actually met them when there were younger. To me only one of those sisters can really sing. Bey gave them a deal of a mil for like fifteen freaking albums, I wasn't signing that ish.

  • starbright9449

    They should've dropped the joint album three months before they started this tour and if the album was good, they would've gotten sold out stadiums.

  • sunni_daze

    1M for 15 albums.... oh hell naw, that's a slave deal. Glad they didn't sign and do the acting thing now.

  • Wanda

    If they hadn’t done tours back to back maybe this one could have had a chance. Give people a chance to miss you.

  • mona q

    You’re right, correction: a video of their vow renewal was shown opening night.
    https://pagesix.com/2018/06/11/beyonce-wears-10k-wedding-dress-to-renew-her-vows-with-jay-z/

  • parisjok

    he is ugly

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    "Take it to the house" hahahaha ??. Y'all say some sh!t in these comments ????

  • MRiGOThim

    I'd give my free ticket to someone else :P

  • Dora LaBelle
  • Amilia A Lee

    These tours are nothing but “bring my husband to work” tours. It feels insecure. Didn’t they just do this couple thing for a few tours now?

  • Pia marie

    Lighten skin, wear long wigs, alter your photos, but can't sing--how long can that last?