On the Run II Tour

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On the Run II Tour
Tour by Beyoncé and Jay-Z
On the Run II Tour poster.jpg
Location
  • Europe
  • North America
Associated albumEverything Is Love
Start dateJune 6, 2018 (2018-06-06)
End dateOctober 4, 2018
Legs2
No. of shows48
Attendance2.170 million
Box office$253.5 million ($276.25 million in 2021 dollars)[1]
Beyoncé tour chronology
The Formation World Tour
(2016)
On the Run II Tour
(2018)
Renaissance World Tour
(2023)
Jay-Z tour chronology
4:44 Tour
(2017)
On the Run II Tour
(2018)
The Carters tour chronology
On the Run Tour
(2014)
On the Run II Tour
(2018)

The On the Run II Tour[2] was the second co-headlining stadium tour by American singer Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z. The tour began on June 6, 2018, in Cardiff and ended on October 4, 2018, in Seattle.[3] This is their first tour together since On the Run Tour in 2014.

Commercial performance[edit]

Beyoncé and Jay Z performing at the tour.

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]

Beyoncé in Rome

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 June 6 show in Cardiff, Wales.

North America
Notes
  • Staring with the show in Manchester, "Top Off" and "No Church in the Wild" were removed from the setlist. Additionally, "Mi Gente (Remix)" and "Mine" were added to the setlist.
  • Staring with the show in Copenhagen, "Me, Myself and I" was removed from the setlist.
  • Staring with the show in Stockholm, "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)" was removed from the setlist.
  • During the second show in Paris, The Carters performed "Apeshit", which was later added to the setlist starting the Cleveland show.
  • Staring with the show in Philadelphia, "Bam" and "Hold Up" were removed from the setlist and replaced with "Black Effect".
  • Staring with the second show in East Rutherford, "Nice" was added to the setlist.
  • During the second show in Chicago and the show in Detroit, The Carters performed "Summer".

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, attendance and revenue[2][11][12]
Date
(2018)
City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance
(Tickets sold / available)
Revenue
June 6 Cardiff Wales Principality Stadium DJ Tom Clugston 39,731 / 39,731 $4,186,450
June 9 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park Nasty P 37,963 / 37,963 $4,132,251
June 13 Manchester England Etihad Stadium DJ Stylus 46,990 / 46,990 $5,782,025
June 15 London London Stadium N/A 126,443 / 126,443 $11,035,860
June 16
June 19 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena DeeJay Abstract 97,869 / 97,869 $9,753,269
June 20 DJ Flava
June 23 Copenhagen Denmark Telia Parken N/A 45,356 / 45,356 $5,741,911
June 25 Stockholm Sweden Friends Arena 46,647 / 46,647 $4,610,554
June 28 Berlin Germany Olympiastadion 57,155 / 57,155 $5,697,111
June 30 Warsaw Poland PGE Narodowy DJ Eprom[13] 53,500 / 53,500 $4,624,995
July 3 Cologne Germany RheinEnergieStadion DJ Teddy-O 39,501 / 39,501 $4,520,814
July 6 Milan Italy San Siro N/A 49,051 / 49,051 $4,460,552
July 8 Rome Stadio Olimpico 40,440 / 40,440 $3,475,543
July 11 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys 46,982 / 46,982 $4,733,549
July 14 Saint-Denis France Stade de France 111,615 / 111,615 $10,905,089
July 15
July 17 Nice Allianz Riviera 33,662 / 33,662 $3,898,900
July 25 Cleveland United States FirstEnergy Stadium Chloe x Halle
DJ Khaled
38,931 / 38,931 $4,194,376
July 27 Landover FedExField 81,964 / 81,964 $11,437,578
July 28
July 30 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field 54,870 / 54,870 $6,709,691
August 2 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 99,755 / 99,755 $13,886,416
August 3
August 5 Foxborough Gillette Stadium 47,667 / 47,667 $6,159,980
August 8 Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium 32,851 / 32,851 $3,627,417
August 10 Chicago Soldier Field 86,602 / 86,602 $12,303,099
August 11
August 13 Detroit Ford Field 43,699 / 43,699 $5,310,376
August 16 Columbus Ohio Stadium 35,083 / 35,083 $3,142,160
August 18 Orchard Park New Era Field 38,053 / 38,053 $4,262,076
August 21 Columbia Williams–Brice Stadium 38,057 / 38,057 $3,920,226
August 23 Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium 35,353 / 35,353 $4,058,910
August 25 Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium 105,170 / 105,170 $14,074,692
August 26
August 29 Orlando Camping World Stadium 39,423 / 39,423 $4,749,202
August 31 Miami Gardens Hard Rock Stadium 44,310 / 44,310 $6,295,535
September 11 Arlington AT&T Stadium 41,626 / 41,626 $5,713,125
September 13 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome 40,939 / 40,939 $5,437,147
September 15 Houston NRG Stadium 87,936 / 87,936 $11,056,837
September 16
September 19 Glendale State Farm Stadium 37,174 / 37,174 $4,426,568
September 22 Pasadena Rose Bowl 106,550 / 106,550 $13,464,062
September 23
September 27 San Diego SDCCU Stadium 42,953 / 42,953 $5,445,486
September 29 Santa Clara Levi's Stadium 47,235 / 47,235 $7,548,208
October 2 Vancouver Canada BC Place 39,032 / 39,032 $4,366,828
October 4 Seattle United States CenturyLink Field 40,718 / 40,718 $4,888,994
Total 2,176,963 / 2,176,963 (100%) $254,514,982

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "On the Run II Tour". beyonce.com. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jay-Z and Beyonce Announce 'On the Run II' Stadium Tour Dates". March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  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". TheGuardian.com. 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. ^ European boxscore:
  12. ^ North American boxscore:
  13. ^ "Poznaliśmy support Beyonce & JAYA-Z" (in Polish). CGM. June 29, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.