Beyonce Concert Tour 2018
Beyoncé will return to stadiums tour this year, performing “On the Run II” show alongside her husband, rapper Jay-Z. The news about 2018 tour first appeared on Beyoncé’s Facebook page, where a live performance at “Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field” was announced for 30 of July 2018. “On the Run II” takes the couple in Europe and North America, with tickets available for general sale starting 19th of March.
The North American tour kicks off on 25th of July in Cleveland, at the First Energy Stadium and includes 21 stops in locations such as Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Miami and Los Angeles. The couple will have their last show in Vancouver on 02nd of October 2018.
“On the Run” tour revolves around Bonnie and Clyde characters, which appear with ski masks on, are chased by police cars with loud sirens while singing the duets “Bonnie & Clyde” and “Part II (On the Run)”.
“OTR II” benefits from strong visuals that already appeared on Beyoncé’s Instagram: the couple appears on a vintage motorcycle, in black and white set-up, a reference to an African classic called “Touki Bouki”. The 1973 Senegalese movie tells the story of a couple which seeks wealth by committing various felonies.
See the full list of dates and venues for “On the Run II” tour in North America at the end of this article.
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“On the Run II” is a sequel of the “On the Run” tour performed by Beyoncé and Jay-Z in 2014. The tour supported Beyoncé’s self-titled album released in 2013.
“Beyoncé” album came out of nowhere, with songs waking up the world via iTunes on a December morning in 2013. “Beyoncé” is a visual album which contains 14 tracks and 17 videos. The artist said the album was partially inspired by the music videos she used to watch with her family while growing up, memories that she cherishes today.
Creating the album was a top-secret project and all the people involved in it had kept quiet until it was released. Most of the songs have been written by Boots – the unknown songwriter and producer under contract with Jay-Z’s management company. “Beyoncé” also contains co-writing contributions from artists like Justin Timberlake, a feature from Frank Ocean and collaborations with Pharrell and Drake. The videos are signed by directors Jonas Åkerlund and Hype Williams.
Few of the album’s tracks are sung in a futuristic R&B style, while others sound more experimental, containing plenty of interludes. Some tracks are ballads about the importance of believing in yourself in order to reach your goals.
“Beyoncé” album features also a speech from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian feminist author (track “Flawless”) and a cameo from Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy (track “Blue”).
But the dominant note of the album seems to be sexuality, clearly demonstrated by songs like “Blow”, “Drunk in love” or “Partition”. “Drunk in Love,” featuring Jay-Z, won several Grammys, including best R&B song.
Born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles on September 4, 1981, Beyoncé started her journey in music when she was only nine, by forming the all-girls band “Destiny’s Child” (initially called “Girl’s Tyme”). They achieved success in 1997, by landing a contract with “Columbia” recording company and releasing the eponymous album which contained the hit “No, No, No Part 2”.
The album “The Writing’s on the Wall” released in 1999 brought the group two Grammy Awards and more than 8 million copies sold in the United States. Two years later, the album “Survivor” reached Number 1 on the “Billboard 200” chart. By 2004 “Destiny’s Child” reached the performance of being the all-female group with best sales of all time.
The band decided to pursue solo careers and Beyoncé had a fulminating debut. She wrote her first solo album, “Dangerously in Love” which was released in 2003 and reached top positions in charts around the world. In 2004, Beyoncé returned from the Grammy Awards ceremony with no less than 5 awards, including best female R&B vocal performance and best contemporary R&B album. Beyoncé’s next raving awards winning came in 2010, when she set a record for the most Grammys won by a female musician in a single night. The double album “I Am…Sasha Fierce” brought her that night 6 Grammy Awards, including best contemporary R&B album, best female pop vocal performance and song of the year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”.
2016 was the year of “Lemonade”, an album built on the themes of perseverance and betrayal, which made its debut as an HBO television special. Beyoncé took the album on tour, with Kendrick Lamar appearing as a guest and DJ Khaled as the opening act. Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z also appeared on stage, at the last show of the tour held in New Jersey in September 2016. “Lemonade” brought Beyoncé two Grammy Awards, including a best music-video award for the single “Formation.”
As for personal life, in 2008, Beyoncé married Jay-Z in a private ceremony in New York City. On 7th of January 2012, the couple welcomed their first born, a baby daughter called Blue Ivy Carter. 5 years later, Beyoncé and Jay-Z presented in June 2017 their new born twins – Sir and Rumi.
In January 2009 she sang Etta James’ “At Last” at the inaugural ball of President Obama. Later, she launched a clothing line and her own fragrance and has served as a model and spokesperson for several famous brands. Beyoncé has generated also some critic reviews along the years: in 2010, for performing a private concert for Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi and in 2013 for allegedly lip-syncing to her own track during President Obama’s second inauguration.
Beyoncé or “Queen Bey” was declared in 2017 the highest-earning female musician of the year, surpassing the incomes of fellow artists Adele ($69 million) and Taylor Swift ($44 million). Much of these earnings came from the success of “Lemonade” and the “Formation World Tour”, which landed the singer around $250 million.
Few people could have predicted the peaks Beyoncé would reach when she set for a solo career. Today, after transcending the world of music, she has become one of the most famous musicians in the world.
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See below the full list of dates and venues for her tour in North America.
July 25 – First Energy Stadium – Cleveland, OH
July 28 – FedEx Field – Washington, DC
July 30 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
August 02 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
August 05 – Gillette Stadium – Boston, MA
August 08 – US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN
August 10 – Soldier Field – Chicago, IL
August 13 – Ford Field – Detroit, MI
August 18 – New Era Field – Buffalo, NY
August 23 – Vanderbilt Stadium – Nashville, TN
August 25 – Mercedes Benz Stadium – Atlanta, GA
August 29 – Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL
August 31 – Hard Rock Stadium – Miami, FL
September 11 – AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
September 13 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
September 15 – NRG Stadium – Houston, TX
September 19 – University of Phoenix Stadium – Phoenix, AZ
September 22 – Rose Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
September 27 – SDCCU Stadium – San Diego, CA
September 29 – Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, CA
October 02 – BC Place Stadium – Vancouver, Canada