Beyonce & Jay Z's Summer Tour Dates Will Make a Big Part of the Country Feel Very Left Out
Sometimes I wonder what it's like to be Beyoncé. To wake up in the morning flawless, to drop an album with no press or promotion that still breaks sales records, to command the emotions of everyone in the world every time I open my mouth. Honestly, it sounds like a lot of pressure, which is why it's as amazing as it is bewildering that Beyoncé continues not to disappoint. Beyoncé was just named TIME Magazine 's Most Influential Person of the year and if you thought she might decide now was a good time to take a break and count her money then she's probably somewhere laughing at you. The rumors that Beyoncé and Jay Z are going on tour together this summer were true, though we were all wrong about the name.
Beyoncé announced the On The Run tour on her website Monday morning with bonus artwork that immediately took us back to "'03 Bonnie & Clyde", a song that Beyoncé and Jay Z collaborated on. The tour kicks off in Miami, FL on June 25 and finishes in San Francisco, CA on August 5 with a total of sixteen shows so far. Tickets will be available for exclusive pre-sale Tuesday, April 29, to anyone who signs up.
Happy tears aside, their mutual summer tour raises a lot of question. Where will Blue Ivy be during all of this? Will she be making a cameo appearance at one of the stadiums to perform her hit single, "Blue"? Will Jay Z and Beyoncé be performing every one of their mutual songs together — of which there are currently twelve, which is more than enough for a set — or will the show be broken up into three parts featuring music from one, music from the other, and then music by both? Will they be performing any entirely new songs or even some covers? The possibilities are endless.
Of course, the tour only has sixteen shows right now, which means that some states are going to get left out. In fact, since two of those sixteen shows will take place in Canada and two of them will take place in California, that cuts the number of different states they'll be appearing in down even further. The On The Run tour skips New York entirely (though they will be hitting up New Jersey) and the entire midwest, restricting their shows more or less to the East and West Coast aside from a stop in Illinois. If you're in a center state like Nebraska, get ready to buy a plane ticket with your concert ticket.
Check out the list of tour dates to see if Yoncé and Hova are coming to a city near you or if you have to plan a road trip with your friends this summer to catch them on the run.
Jun. 25 — Miami, FL — Sun Life StadiumJun. 28 — Cincinnatti, OH — Great American Ball ParkJul. 1 — Foxborough, MA — Gillette StadiumJul. 5 — Philadelphia, PA — Citizens Bank ParkJul. 7 — Baltimore, MD — M&T Bank StadiumJul. 9 — Toronto, ONT — Rogers CentreJul. 11 — East Rutherford, NJ — Metlife StadiumJul. 15 — Atlanta, GA — Georgia DomeJul. 18 — Houston, TX — Minute Maid ParkJul. 20 — New Orleans, LA — Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeJul. 22 — Dallas, TX — AT&T StadiumJul. 24 — Chicago, IL — Soldier FieldJul. 27 — Winnipeg, MB — Investors Group FieldJul. 30 — Seattle, WA — Safeco FieldAug. 2 — Los Angeles, CA — Rose BowlAug. 5 — San Francisco, CA — AT&T Park