Who run the world? Beyonce.
Following her performance at the Super Bowl earlier this month, Beyoncé announced the Formation stadium tour, and the ticket sales are astronomical. She's selling so many, industry insiders predict she'll easily gross $250 million. Per Billboard:
Formation has already sold out two New York shows (June 7-8 at Citi Field), two London show (July 203 at Wembley Stadium), and just added a second Chicago night (May 27-28 at Soldier Field). Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, San Diego, Miami, Baltimore, Atlanta, Houston, and Santa Clara, Calif., are all clean, and others are headed that way. Even Nashville’s Nissan Stadium date May 5, which went on sale to the general public this morning amid the local police union's call for a boycott due to a perceived anti-police message in Beyonce’s performance at Super Bowl 50 halftime, is strong out of the box, with sales standing at over 33,000 for a gross of $4 million. Overall, the 39-date tour, which begins April 27 at Marlins Field in Miami, has already taken in over $100 million in ticket sales, with Beyonce inevitably headed toward a sold-out run and one of the hottest tours of 2016.
She's considered the biggest female touring act in the world, and this business woman isn't slowing down for anyone. Her upcoming album is the final release under her current contract, and is slated for an April debut. According to a report from Hits Daily Double, after she wraps the Formation tour, Beyoncé will finalize a new worldwide, multi-album deal with Sony Music that includes a joint-album with husband Jay Z out in 2016.
Producer Detail (“Drunk In Love”) spilled the beans last year when he admitted he's collaborating with the power couple, saying “Me and Beyoncé and Jay Z are actually doing something this year… When you think of Bey and Jay together, you think ‘album’… You should already know!”
And if you guys recall the name Glass John, the producer who claimed Rihanna was Tweeting on his account during the ANTi release drama, he also confirmed the Bey/Jay album.
— GLASS (@GlassJohn) December 28, 2015
There were rumors last April surrounding the collaboration, and it was said to be a TIDAL-exclusive release. After the recent Kanye West / Rihanna debacles, we bet it's safe to say that's a no-go.
A Super Bowl performance, two albums and a sold-out stadium tour in one year? Only Beyonce.