Music’s most powerful couple will perform their second world tour since 2014.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z will perform in fifteen cities across the UK and Europe before hitting twenty-one cities in North America. The tour kick starts in Cardiff June 6th, then Glasgow June 9th, Manchester June 13th and London June 15th. It’s likely the duo will announce additional dates in upcoming days.
The announcement was made via Beyoncé’s Instagram account while ‘I’m still in love with you’ by Alton Ellis featuring Hortense Ellis plays over the start of the video. A reinforcing testimony of Beyoncé’s love for Jay-Z, despite Beyoncé’s previous marital doubts over his affair. Jay-Z’s most recent album 4.44 alluded to his unfaithfulness.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé last embarked on a joint tour together in 2014 called "On the Run," which promoted the albums "Beyoncé" and "Magna Carta Holy Grail." "On the Run" made more than $100 million in ticket sales. Fans have been hoping for a new tour featuring Beyoncé's "Lemonade" and Jay-Z's "4:44.”
Beyoncé, who welcomed twins Rumi and Sir Carter in 2017, has had a successful year with songs such as ‘Perfect’ featuring Ed Sheeran. Beyoncé’s net worth alone is estimated at around £251 million. Jay-Z’s net worth is around £583 million with money coming in from ‘ROC NATION.” Tickets go on sale to the public on March 19th, 2018.
The tour is representative of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s legacy that they have built together. They both consider music their therapy to express emotions. The couple have been brave and honest about their relationship. They don’t pretend to be perfect and have always come across as strikingly real. A recent report from the ONS estimated that 42% of marriages now end in divorce. Their ability to put time into fixing their problems in front of the entire world is respectable. This isn’t to say that all divorces are unnecessary but that as a society we often look for the quick-fix. Beyoncé and Jay-Z will continue to repair and flourish through their music and we look forward to seeing them firmly cemented on the path of happiness.