Beyonce and Jay-Z have once again proven their reign in the realm of hip-hop and R&B is supreme as they wrap up their tour, On The Run II. It is estimated that Jay and Queen Bey amassed a quarter of a billion dollars on their 4 month long tour across America and Europe. It was not like we were expecting anything less of the Carters, after their first On The Run tour in 2014 was such a huge success.
Billboard reported the total revenue earned by Bey and Jay on their 48-show, second joint tour to be $253.5 million dollars. That means that they earned about $5.28 million dollars per show! This beats out the revenues earned on their previous joint tour, $109 million, by about $144 million dollars. The tour sold a total of about 2,177,000 seats.
When asked about the most memorable moments of her tour, Bey responded:
“One of the most memorable moments for me on the On The Run II tour was the Berlin show at Olympiastadion, the site of the 1936 Olympics. This is a site that was used to promote the rhetoric of hate, racism, and divisiveness, and it is the place where Jesse Owens won four gold medals, destroying the myth of white supremacy. Less than 90 years later, two black people performed to a packed, sold-out stadium. When Jay and I sang our final song, we saw everyone smiling, holding hands, kissing, and full of love. To see such human growth and connection—I live for those moments.”
Videos of the On The Run II performances have been storming social media since the tour’s initial start back in June. The Carters came to conquer, and evidently they did just that!