Is Solange Knowles to Blame for Beyoncé and Jay Z's Poor Ticket Sales?
Thought you weren't going to be able to get a ticket to this summer's On The Run Tour? Think again.
According to Radar Online, some cities have thousands of tickets still available to see Beyoncé and Jay Z perform together, which is odd considering they are two of the biggest names in music.
Bey's fifth studio album, Beyoncé, took the Internet by storm when it was unexpectedly released in December of last year. It includes the hit song "Drunk in Love," which features Jay. The album became the fastest-selling album in iTunes store history, and Jay Z was nominated for a staggering nine Grammy nominations this year, more than any other artist.
So, why isn't their tour selling out?
The website claims the couple's bad press vis-à-vis Beyoncé's sister Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, and the subsequent marriage rift rumors are to blame. Additionally, the web site reports, the Queen's album hasn't gotten much love from radio stations lately.
“Beyonce’s album had a big first month with ‘Drunk in Love’, but the last several singles have tanked on the charts. If you’re launching a stadium tour, you have to have airplay, and she’s had no hits lately on the radio," a music insider told Radar.
But the real issue for Bey and Jay's lower than expected ticket sales might simply be overexposure.
“It’s overload. The public has been left with a sour taste in their mouth because of the elevator fight and all the information that leaked about Jay and B’s relationship afterward,” a source said.
There are supposedly "tens of thousands of tickets" still available for the concerts in Miami on July 25, Atlanta on July 15th and a July 12th show in New Jersey.
So, will you be purchasing one or are us are you over Bey Z?