One of the undisputed highlights of the UK’s festival season is back from 5 – 15 July 2018.
The rumours are true! Beyoncé and Jay-Z are launching an On the Run 2 tour this summer, with four dates lined up across the UK throughout June.
The couple will perform four shows – starting at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on 6 June and then heading to Glasgow’s Hampden Park on 9 June, Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on 13 June and culminating at the London Stadium on 15 June.
The couple previously headed on the road together in 2014 with their first On the Run tour, while Beyoncé was last seen in the live in the UK in 2016 as part of her Formation world tour. Jay-Z’s last tour, The 4:44 Tour in 2017, supported his 13th album of the same name and played 32 dates across United States and Canada.
Jay-Z remains one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music. MTV have ranked him the “Greatest MC of all time” (2006) while Rolling Stone include three of his releases among The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
As an artist, he also holds the record for most No.1 albums by a solo artist on the US Billboard 200 with 14. In 2009, he was ranked the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. He has also been ranked as the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
Beyoncé began her career as the lead singer of RnB group Destiny’s Child but has been performing as a solo artist since 2003.
In this capacity, she has sold an estimated 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling music artists in history. She has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award’s history.
In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, the Top Female Artist of the 2000s and awarded her their Millennium Award in 2011. In 2014, she became the highest-paid black musician in history and was listed among Time‘s 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row.
The couple have been married since 2008 and have three children together. Their first collaboration was in in 2002 on ’03 Bonnie & Clyde. Since then, other notable collaborations include Beyoncé’s 2003 No.1 hit Crazy in Love, 2013’s Part II (On the Run) and Drunk in Love from Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth release which unexpectedly dropped in December 2013.
Their most recent albums, Lemonade and 4:44 respectively, were both critically acclaimed for their personal and emotional content.
The four new UK dates mark the first the time the On The Run tour will come to UK shores, having only visited France in Europe in 2014.
Here are those UK dates in full:
6 June 2018 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
9 June 2018 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
13 June 2018 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
15 June 2018 – London Stadium, London
London & Manchester – Tickets will range from £25 plus fees to £160 plus fees.
Cardiff & Glasgow – Tickets will range from £25 plus fees to £150 plus fees.
Fans can access tickets through a variety of presales ahead of the general sale, which opens at 9:00 on Friday 23 March 2018.
Tidal and BeyHive presales open at 10:00 on Monday 19 March 2018, with the Citi presale beginning at 12:00.
Live Nation presale opens at 9:00 on Thursday 22 March 2018.
General sale tickets will be available from 9:00 on Friday 23 March 2018.
Fans can also access Platinum Tickets. Platinum Tickets are in demand tickets made available by event organisers through Ticketmaster. They give fans fair and safe access to in demand areas at market driven prices. Platinum tickets are ticket-only purchases and prices are subject to change at any time.
A number of VIP packages are available for the UK dates. For full details on each package head to VIP Nation.
Tickets for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s UK dates will be available from 09:00 on Friday 23 March 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.