Jay Z and Beyonce’s On the Run Tour is one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer. On The Run Tickets have sold out on Ticketmaster for every venue except MetLife Stadium, where tickets have not been released despite an anticipated sale date of late April. So when are On the Run Tickets at MetLife Stadium going to be released, and what is taking so long? Well we can confirm it is not due to recent controversy around Jay Z and Beyonce’s sister Solange.
*UPDATE* Exclusive Pre-sale For Jay Z and Beyonce On The Run Tour at MetLife Stadium taking place on Monday, June 2nd. No word on official ticket release date, so stay tuned!
New Jersey passed a bill recently enforcing venues to disclose more information around live events in an effort to improve the transparency of the ticket selling process. Essentially, the bill forces promoters like Ticketmaster and Live Nation to make at least 95% of tickets available to the general public for events in New Jersey. Currently there are a trio of federal lawsuits filed against event promoter LiveNation for violating this bill, with the most recent incident stemming from Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball tour in 2012.
It is safe to say that these litigations have stalled the release of tickets for Jay Z and Beyonce On the Run Tour at MetLife Stadium. But the question remains, will the tour be moved to a venue in New York to avoid these restrictions? Here at TickPick we believe that it is a real possibility, and below are some potential venues that the On the Run Tour could be moved to. You can find the rest of the On the Run Tour Seating Charts here.
On The Run Tour – Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium would be the obvious choice if the On the Run tour venue is changed to a New York location. Jay Z performed there just last summer with Justin Timberlake on their Legends of Summer Tour which was a huge success. Yankee Stadium also has comparable capacity to the rest of the large venues for the On the Run Tour, which is the most important factor due to the incredibly high demand for this event in the largest market in the United States.
On The Run Tour – Barclays Center
The Barclays Center would make for an interesting plan B if both MetLife Stadium and Yankee Stadium fall through. Jay Z was born in Brooklyn, and played a large role in the arena being built-in the first place. He performed eight straight concerts there in 2012, the first eight events in Barclays Center’s young history. The only issue with bringing On the Run to Brooklyn is venue capacity, which is significantly smaller than the large ball parks and NFL stadiums that will be hosting Jay Z and Beyonce throughout the rest of their tour.
On The Run Tour – Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden would be the last venue in the NYC area to have a chance to land the On the Run Tour. Small capacity is what makes MSG an underdog, but there is certainly potential to add an additional night to the tour in New York, with one performance each for Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden to accommodate all the fans.
Where do you think Jay Z and Beyonce’s On the Run Tour will end up? Let us know in the comments below, and we will be sure to provide updates as soon as they become available.