The hangover from 'Liftgate' looks like it's continuing longer than expected. Jay Z and Beyonce's much hyped On The Run tour, which is due to kick off on June 25th in Miami, has somewhat surprisingly suffered from poor ticket sales with some commentators speculating that rumours of the couple's ailing marriage is partly responsible.
Ticketmaster suggest that tens of thousands of seats are still available for next Wednesday's concert in Miami, as well as July shows in New Jersey and Atlanta. These are markets which traditionally sell out very quickly when massive arena acts come to town.
An "insider" told Radar Online: "It's overload. The public has been left with a sour taste in their mouth because of the elevator fight [between Jay Z & Solange at the Met Gala] and all the information that leaked about Jay and B's relationship afterward."
"Beyonce's album had a big first month with 'Drunk In Love', but the last several singles have tanked on the charts", the source continued. "If you're launching a stadium tour, you have to have airplay, and she's had no hits lately on the radio."
Are the general public just sick of all things Jay Z and Beyonce? Jay has only recently ended a year-long tour with Justin Timberlake in support of an album he gave away for free with Samsung and Beyonce played the last date of her Mrs. Carter world tour this past March. Tickets for their combined On The Run tour are higher than each of their previous sets of shows, too.
Could it be that we're all just sick of Beyonce and Jay Z? It's certainly beginning to look this way.