Live Nation Shuts Down OTR Tour & Beyonce/Jay Z Divorce Rumors
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
For weeks now it’s been rumored that the Carters’ marriage is on the rocks and some sites like the New York Post even claimed that the tour wouldn’t even make it to the San Francisco date (the concert is today) but Live Nation is telling Billboard that the publication’s reports couldn’t be more false.
Not only were the reports of the tour being a flop inaccurate but the Carter’s tour definitely won’t be cancelled due to unconfirmed marriage problems.
Jay Z and Beyonce’s On The Run tour wraps in North America with two nights at AT&T Park in San Francisco, both tonight (August 5) and tomorrow night (August 6). The pair’s 19 North American shows will gross over $100 million in ticket sales and has sold at more than 90 percent capacity, according to Omar Al-Joulani, vp of North American touring for Live Nation, the promoter/producer of the tour. Attendance will top out at more than 850,000.
Al-Joulani declined to comment on press reports of rancor between the couple, adding that he hadn’t read it. Regarding such reports, and speculation that Live Nation might be losing money on the tour, Al-Joulani would only say, “everybody’s winning.” And regarding reports that the plug might be pulled on the tour, the promoter adds, “Production is loading-in in San Francisco as we speak.”