When is Beyoncé not playing with our hearts? Early Monday, March 5, Queen B’s Facebook and Ticketmaster pages revealed a concert date for a previously unannounced tour featuring Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z: Monday, July 30, at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
The posting was quickly deleted, but Complex has the receipts, via screenshot:
Was it a mistake? A hack? Some shitty prank from a New England Patriots fan still upset about the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory, attempting to disrupt the City of Brotherly Love by getting their hopes high and wallets out?
There’s no way to know (and until Beyoncé’s people get back to us, it’s really up in the air), but an On the Run 2 Tour in 2018 would make a lot of sense. Let’s break it down:
It’s been four years since the last (and inaugural) On the Run Tour in 2014—the title grabbed from the Jay-Bey collab “Part II (On the Run),” from the rapper’s 2013 LP, Magna Carta Holy Grail.
That stadium-ready stint was the result of perfect timing—it immediately followed Beyoncé’s visual-album masterpiece, the aptly named Beyoncé. Fast-forward to 2018, and both J and B have newish records—2017’s 4:44 and 2016’s Lemonade, respectively. If you’re going to tour as married people with children, you’re probably going to want to take your babies with you—a family affair. Why wouldn’t they hit the road together?
Also, uh, remember those rumors about a Jay-Z-Beyoncé joint album that have cropped up consistently over the last four years? If that exists, and surprise-drops sometime this year, maybe the tour will be realized.
Until then, can someone tell Beyoncé to give my heart a break? Damn.