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Allow me, a Beyoncé and Jay-Z expert, to break down the goddamn saga that was Bey and Jay’s On the Run II Tour announcement: At the beginning of this month, whoever runs Queen B’s Ticketmaster and Facebook pages made a “mistake” (that’s music industry for “caused purposeful chaos”) when a Philadelphia concert date for a previously unannounced joint tour appeared on both sites. It was quickly deleted.


Two days later, Billboard spoke to two anonymous sources who verified that the show was real—as was the oft-rumored On the Run II Tour—but Bey and Jay probably couldn’t announce it in full until after Coachella. (Beyoncé is 2018’s Saturday-night headliner at the annual Indio, Calif., festival.) Less than a week later, music’s royal family changed their tune and revealed that the tour was going to happen—Coachella be damned. They announced a bunch of dates stateside and across the pond (no word on Asia or Australia; sorry if you live there).

For their next trick, Bey and Jay added a bunch more concerts to their stadium stint; you can check them out below. It appears as though the tour that almost wasn’t real will actually never end. I’m not mad about it.


From Pitchfork:

06-06 Cardiff, Wales - Principality Stadium
06-09 Glasgow, Scotland - Hampden Park
06-13 Manchester, England - Etihad Stadium
06-15 London, England - London Stadium
06-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam Arena
06-20 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam Arena
06-23 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium
06-25 Stockholm, Sweden - Friends Arena
06-28 Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion
06-30 Warsaw, Poland - Stadion Narodowy
07-03 Cologne, Germany - RheinEnergieStadion
07-06 Milan, Italy - San Siro
07-08 Rome, Italy - Stadio Olimpico
07-11 Barcelona, Spain - Olympic Stadium
07-14 Paris, France - Stade de France
07-15 Paris, France - Stade de France
07-17 Nice, France - Allianz Riviera
07-25 Cleveland, OH - FirstEnergy Stadium
07-27 Washington, DC - FedEx Field
07-28 Washington, DC - FedEx Field
07-30 Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
08-02 East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
08-03 East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
08-05 Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium
08-08 Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Stadium
08-10 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
08-11 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
08-13 Detroit, MI - Ford Field
08-16 Columbus, OH - Ohio Stadium
08-18 Buffalo, NY - New Era Field
08-21 Columbia, SC - Williams-Brice Stadium
08-23 Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt Stadium
08-25 Atlanta, GA - Mercedes Benz Stadium
08-26 Atlanta, GA - Mercedes Benz Stadium
08-29 Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium
08-31 Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium
09-11 Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium
09-13 New Orleans, LA - Mercedes-Benz Superdome
09-15 Houston, TX - NRG Stadium
09-19 Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium
09-22 Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl
09-23 Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl
09-27 San Diego, CA - SDCCU Stadium
09-29 Santa Clara, CA - Levi’s Stadium
10-02 Vancouver, British Columbia - BC Place
10-04 Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field

Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out July 21.

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