On the Run II Tour

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On the Run II Tour
Tour by the Carters
On the Run II Tour poster.jpg
Associated albumEverything Is Love
Lemonade
4:44
Start dateJune 6, 2018 (2018-06-06)
End dateOctober 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)
Legs2
No. of shows
  • 18 in Europe
  • 30 in North America
  • 48 in total
Attendance2.170 million
Box office$253.5 million
Beyoncé tour chronology
The Formation World Tour
(2016)
On the Run II Tour
(2018)
Jay-Z tour chronology
4:44 Tour
(2017)
On the Run II Tour
(2018)

The On the Run II Tour[1] was the second co-headlining stadium tour by American singer Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z, also known as the Carters. The tour was officially announced on March 12, 2018, and began on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff. It concluded on October 4, 2018 in Seattle.[2] This is their first tour together since On the Run Tour in 2014.

On May 31, it was announced via Twitter that R&B duo Chloe x Halle and DJ Khaled would be the opening acts for the North American leg of the tour.[3]

Following the show in London on June 16, 2018, the pair released their collaborative album Everything Is Love exclusively on Tidal. The news of the duo's new album was announced by a showing of the music video for its lead single, "Apeshit,” followed by a sign on stage which announced "ALBUM OUT NOW”. The release was then shared on the artists' respective Instagram and Facebook profiles with the artist of the album being dubbed as The Carters. On the same day, the music video for "Apeshit", was released on Beyoncé's official YouTube channel.

Commercial performance[edit]

Billboard stated the tour could double the On the Run Tour's gross, predicting it could gross between $180 million and $200 million, if the success of the previous tour is replicated.[4]

Following the first day of general sale, an extra show was added in Amsterdam, after the first date sold out within an hour,[5] as well as in Paris, Landover, East Rutherford, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Pasadena and London. Newly added shows were also announced on March 20, in Columbus, Columbia, Seattle and London.[6]

Billboard ranked On the Run II Tour as the 3rd-highest grossing tour of the year, selling over 2,177,049 tickets and grossing over $253 million.[7]

Critical response[edit]

The opening show in Cardiff received positive reviews. Mark Sutherland from Rolling Stone gave the opening show in Cardiff a positive review. He called it a sort of reaffirmation of dominance for the pair as they deliver a "a hits-packed, visually stunning show".[8] Writing for The Guardian, Rachel Aroesti awarded the concert four out of five stars and noted that the concept of the show revolved around the singers showing the "deathless nature of their love rather than its perfection".[9] Beyoncé was critiqued after some of her "biggest hits" were left out of the set list on the opening night, including "Halo" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". However, with over 60 songs rehearsed for the tour, the set list was believed to change between shows.[10] Bonginkosi Tshabalala of No Name publications added that the show at Houston proved that "no matter what happens LOVE wins".

Set list[edit]

Europe

This set list is representative of the show in Cardiff.[11][12] It does not represent all concerts for the European leg on the tour.

  1. "Holy Grail"
  2. "Part II (On the Run)"
  3. "'03 Bonnie & Clyde"
  4. "Drunk in Love"
  5. "Diva"
  6. "Clique
  7. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
  8. "On to the Next One"
  9. "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt"
  10. "Flawless"
  11. "Feeling Myself"
  12. "Top Off"
  13. "Naughty Girl"
  14. "Big Pimpin'"
  15. "Run This Town"
  16. "Baby Boy"
  17. "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)"
  18. "Bam"
  19. "Hold Up"/"Countdown"
  20. "Sorry"/"Me, Myself and I"
  21. "99 Problems"
  22. "Ring the Alarm"
  23. "I Care"/"4:44"
  24. "No Church in the Wild"
  25. "Song Cry"/"MaNyfaCedGod"
  26. "Resentment"
  27. "Family Feud"
  28. "Upgrade U"
  29. "Niggas in Paris"
  30. "Beach Is Better"
  31. "Formation"
  32. "Run the World (Girls)"
  33. "Public Service Announcement"
  34. "The Story of O.J."
  35. "Déjà Vu"
  36. "Show Me What You Got"
  37. "Crazy in Love"
  38. "Freedom"
  39. "U Don't Know"
  40. "Perfect Duet"
  41. "Young Forever"

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, number of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
Leg 1 — Europe[1][13]
June 6, 2018 Cardiff Wales Principality Stadium DJ Tom Clugston 39,731 / 39,731 $4,186,450
June 9, 2018 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park Nasty P 37,963 / 37,963 $4,132,251
June 13, 2018 Manchester England Etihad Stadium DJ Stylus 46,990 / 46,990 $5,782,025
June 15, 2018 London London Stadium N/A 126,443 / 126,443 $11,035,860
June 16, 2018
June 19, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena DeeJay Abstract 97,869 / 97,869 $9,753,269
June 20, 2018 DJ Flava
June 23, 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Telia Parken N/A 45,356 / 45,356 $5,741,911
June 25, 2018 Stockholm Sweden Friends Arena 46,647 / 46,647 $4,610,554
June 28, 2018 Berlin Germany Olympiastadion 57,155 / 57,155 $5,697,111
June 30, 2018 Warsaw Poland PGE Narodowy DJ Eprom[14] 53,500 / 53,500 $4,624,995
July 3, 2018 Cologne Germany RheinEnergieStadion DJ Teddy-O 39,501 / 39,501 $4,520,814
July 6, 2018 Milan Italy San Siro N/A 49,051 / 49,051 $4,460,552
July 8, 2018 Rome Stadio Olimpico 40,440 / 40,440 $3,475,543
July 11, 2018 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys 46,982 / 46,982 $4,733,549
July 14, 2018 Paris France Stade de France 111,615 / 111,615 $10,905,089
July 15, 2018
July 17, 2018 Nice Allianz Riviera 33,662 / 33,662 $3,898,900
Leg 2 — North America[1][15]
July 25, 2018 Cleveland United States FirstEnergy Stadium Chloe x Halle
DJ Khaled
38,931 / 38,931 $4,194,376
July 27, 2018 Landover FedExField 81,964 / 81,964 $11,437,578
July 28, 2018
July 30, 2018 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field 54,870 / 54,870 $6,709,691
August 2, 2018 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 99,755 / 99,755 $13,886,416
August 3, 2018
August 5, 2018 Foxborough Gillette Stadium 47,667 / 47,667 $6,159,980
August 8, 2018 Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium 32,851 / 32,851 $3,627,417
August 10, 2018 Chicago Soldier Field 86,602 / 86,602 $12,303,099
August 11, 2018
August 13, 2018 Detroit Ford Field 43,699 / 43,699 $5,310,376
August 16, 2018 Columbus Ohio Stadium 35,083 / 35,083 $3,142,160
August 18, 2018 Orchard Park New Era Field 38,053 / 38,053 $4,262,076
August 21, 2018 Columbia Williams–Brice Stadium 38,057 / 38,057 $3,920,226
August 23, 2018 Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium 35,353 / 35,353 $4,058,910
August 25, 2018 Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium 105,170 / 105,170 $14,074,692
August 26, 2018
August 29, 2018 Orlando Camping World Stadium 39,423 / 39,423 $4,749,202
August 31, 2018 Miami Gardens Hard Rock Stadium 44,310 / 44,310 $6,295,535
September 11, 2018 Arlington AT&T Stadium 41,626 / 41,626 $5,713,125
September 13, 2018 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome 40,939 / 40,939 $5,437,147
September 15, 2018 Houston NRG Stadium 80,022 / 88,022 $11,056,837
September 16, 2018
September 19, 2018 Glendale State Farm Stadium 37,174 / 37,174 $4,426,568
September 22, 2018 Pasadena Rose Bowl 106,550 / 106,550 $13,464,062
September 23, 2018
September 27, 2018 San Diego SDCCU Stadium 42,953 / 42,953 $5,445,486
September 29, 2018 Santa Clara Levi's Stadium 47,235 / 47,235 $7,548,208
October 2, 2018 Vancouver Canada BC Place 39,032 / 39,032 $4,366,828
October 4, 2018 Seattle United States CenturyLink Field 40,718 / 40,718 $4,888,994
Total 2,169,049 / 2,177,049 (99.6%) $253,514,982

Personnel[edit]

Creative direction and executive producers[edit]

  • Jay-Z – Creative director and executive producer
  • Beyoncé – Creative director and executive producer
  • Ed Burke – Creative director
  • Todd Tourso – Additional creative direction
  • Erin Williams – Executive producer

Musical arrangement[edit]

  • Jay Z
  • Beyoncé
  • Derek Dixie
  • Omar Edwards
  • Chris Grant
  • Gimel Keaton
  • Stuart White

Choreography[edit]

  • Chris Grant
  • JaQuel Knight

Additional choreography[edit]

Dancers[edit]

  • Ashley Everett – Dance captain
  • Kimberly "Kimmie" Gipson – Dance captain
  • Jasmine Badie
  • Dnay Baptiste
  • Bianca Brewton
  • Hannah Douglass
  • Jasmine Harper
  • Corbin Hunter
  • Dominique Loude
  • Tacir Roberson
  • Deijah Robinson
  • Ashley Seldon
  • Quinetta Wilmington
  • Rameer Colon
  • Habby Jacques
  • Huwer "Havoc" Marche
  • Jo'Artis "Big Mijo" Ratti
  • Britton Shaw
  • Nicholas "Slick" Stewart

Background singers[edit]

  • Tiffany Moníque Ryan – Lead background vocalist
  • Kiandra Richardson
  • Steve Epting
  • Jerome "J Rome" Wayne

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "On the Run II Tour". beyonce.com. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jay-Z and Beyonce Announce 'On the Run II' Stadium Tour Dates". March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Chloe x Halle & DJ Khaled Set To Open Beyoncé & JAY-Z's On The Run II Tour". thehollywoodunlocked.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  4. ^ "Beyoncé and JAY-Z's On The Run II Tour Could Do Double the Business Their 2014 Tour Did". Billboard. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Beyoncé en Jay-Z geven extra concert in Amsterdam". March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "JAY-Z & Beyoncé Announce Additional Dates for On the Run II Tour". Billboard. March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Eric, Frankenberg (December 5, 2018). "The Year in Touring Charts: Ed Sheeran Claims 2018's Top Tour; Taylor Swift, Beyoncé & Jay-Z Do Big Business". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Spanos, Brittany (June 7, 2018). "5 Ways Beyonce Is Asserting Her Dominance at the 'On the Run II' Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  9. ^ Aroesti, Rachel (June 7, 2018). "Beyoncé & Jay-Z: OTR II review – heart-stopping scenes from a marriage". Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Savage, Mark (2018-06-07). "Beyonce and Jay-Z loved-up as tour begins". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  11. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/beyonce-jayz-on-the-run-part-2-tour-uk-songs-setlist-cardiff-video-a8387361.html
  12. ^ https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/06/beyonce-and-jay-z-kick-off-otr-ii-tour-in-wales-setlist-video/
  13. ^ European boxscore:
  14. ^ "Poznaliśmy support Beyonce & JAYA-Z" (in Polish). CGM. June 29, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  15. ^ North American boxscore: