Beyoncé and Jay-Z are America’s king and queen, right? Everyone loves them (I mean in the broader sense) and treats them like royalty. They’re even friends with the Obamas! With that in mind, you’d assume that the tickets to their On the Run tour set for this summer in the US would have sold out in seconds… but it seems that’s not the case.
From Radar Online:
A quick look on Ticketmaster reveals less than desirable ticket sales for the hip-hop royalty duo, with one industry insider exclusively telling RadarOnline.com their personal lives and a lack of airplay on the radio could be contributing.
According to the leading ticket sales distributor, tens of thousands of tickets are still available for the “On the Run” concert in Miami on July 25, as well as Atlanta on July 15 and a July 12 show in New Jersey.
These are metropolis cities across the United States that typically sell out concerts quickly, as they did with Justin Timberlake‘s recent “20/20? tour and Madonna‘s “MDMA” tour.
“Beyonce’s album had a big first month with ‘Drunk in Love’, but the last several singles have tanked on the charts,” the insider told Radar.
“If you’re launching a stadium tour, you have to have airplay, and she’s had no hits lately on the radio.”
“It’s overload. The public has been left with a sour taste in their mouth because of the elevator fight and all the information that leaked about Jay and B’s relationship afterward,” the source said.
True, true. It’s definitely a case of “too much of a good thing”. I enjoy them both as artists, but we’re being oversaturated with Bey and Jay and people are tired of it. There’s always an inevitable backlash when that happens. Does it mean the end of their careers? Of course not. It does mean, however, that we all need a nice little break, which shouldn’t be a bad thing. They should take some time off, too!
June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
With everything that’s been going on in Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange‘s world over this past week, it’s no wonder they’re absolutely everywhere (more than usual), and even though they already put out a statement asking everyone to move on from Elevatorgate 2014, we still want to know what REALLY happened. And now we do.
The trio stopped by Saturday Night Live this weekend to reveal the truth behind the drama – and turns out, it was just a silly misunderstanding over an unwieldy spider.
LOL to that. In all seriousness, I really hope we can move on from this now that all the obligatory jokes have been made. And on a more “serious” note, here’s a fake movie trailer/real promo trailer for Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s upcoming summer On the Run tour:
May 19, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
It was only a matter of time, I suppose, before the Knowles/Carter clan were forced to speak up on the much-spoken about incident that took place in the elevator at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala earlier this month. Jokes were made, memes were created and seemingly everyone and their grandmother had a theory on why Solange tried to beat the shit out of Jay-Z and why Beyoncé didn’t seem to care all that much either way.
Well, here’s what they told the Associated Press on Thursday:
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred.
They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day, families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”
LOL, of course you hope everyone else will do the same. Not exactly happy about having a tarnish on that perfect reputation, are we, Beyoncé? You can tell she couldn’t even be bothered with this statement.
I do think some people online have made some great points about how, were the tables turned and it was Jay attacking Solange, there would have been a lot less laughter and a whole lot more criticism, and rightfully so. Just because Solange is a woman doesn’t make her physical violence okay, but there have long been reports about her being a little… shall we say unruly. I’m a Solange fan, musically speaking, but this whole thing needs to calm down now, and homegirl needs to get some anger management.
May 16, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Kelly Rowland announced her engagement to boyfriend Tim Witherspoon back in December, and she’s apparently delivered on her promise to have a small ass wedding, as reports have surfaced that the pair tied the knot in Costa Rica on Friday, May 9th with only 30 people in attendance.
A source told US Weekly that Kelly was accompanied by Beyoncé on a private plane down to the island, and it was said to be a “quick, simple ceremony”. Bit long of a flight for something so small, but to each her own. Of course, Kelly hasn’t confirmed the reports, nor has she posted any pictures or anything, but Beyoncé sure did – she took a selfie in what sorta looks like a bridesmaid dress if you squint really hard / try to imagine what you can’t actually see in the picture (and yes, I’m being facetious).
May 13, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
You’d think that Beyoncé and Jay-Z would be scrambling to smooth shit over in the PR department with some positive spin on Solange‘s beat down on her brother-in-law that broke yesterday, but nah. Instead, they decided to sit courtside at the Nets game at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn last night and looked actually pretty chill.
I don’t think we’ll ever know what went on here, to be honest – and frankly, I think it was generally just a one night beating and they’re probably fine now. Probably too much alcohol and too much of Jay-Z running his mouth or something. Someone said it was probably because Jay cheated on Bey, but sorry, I don’t see it. I think it’s more likely that he said something to Solange to piss her off – what that was, who knows?
May 13, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
I don’t know what the hell was going on at the Met Gala, but shit got crazy in an elevator between Jay-Z and Solange. While Beyoncé stood by seemingly doing and saying nothing, her little sister lost her damn mind and went crazy on Jay, physically attacking him by punching and kicking – and doing some screaming, as well.
While a muscle man was around to pull him away, I wonder what the hell happened? Why did Solange just lose her mind after seemingly entering the elevator pretty calmly? Why the hell was Beyoncé just standing there letting all of this happen?
TMZ obtained the security camera footage and reported that Bey and Solange left the building in one car and Jay-Z went with security in another. I can’t wait for the juicy details on this one!