After Seattle was omitted from the first wave of On the Run II dates, the superstar couple announced that they're bringing the anticipated tour to CenturyLink Field this fall.
When Seattle was absent from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s initial announcement of On the Run II tour dates, fans had a meltdown (and started scouting Vancouver hotels). There isn’t a crying baby GIF distraught enough to adequately depict the level of disappointment.
But fret no more, fans of the music industry’s Earth’s greatest power couple. Bey and Jay are coming to Seattle after all.
This morning, the megastars announced a few more dates, including a CenturyLink Field stop Oct. 4. Tickets go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. Monday, March 26. Members of Beyoncé’s Beyhive fanclub and subscribers to Jay-Z’s streaming service TIDAL have first crack at tickets, with presales running 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 through 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24. A presale for Citi cardholders starts Wednesday at noon.
In case you need a reminder of the couple’s popularity/accolades, here goes: This year, Hova picked up a stable of Grammy nominations for his “4:44” album, on which the “Big Pimpin’” rapper seemingly comes to terms with his infidelity. His 4:44 tour brought the recently re-hyphenated emcee to KeyArena last December, for a whopping 32-song set that proved his vitality (lest there were any doubts).
Jay’s “4:44” has been described as a response to Beyoncé’s “visual album” smash “Lemonade,” which was an Adele away from winning album of the year honors at last year’s Grammys. Still, Queen Bey trumped the endearingly foul-mouthed Brit on the sales sheet, as “Lemonade” became 2016’s top selling album in the world, moving 2.5 million copies, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
Unquestionably the bigger draw of music’s royal couple, Beyoncé last played Seattle in 2016 when she delivered a stunning show at CenturyLink Field. Clearly it’ll be a high bar for the most hyped tour on the planet.