EUR reported on Wednesday June 18 that ticket sales for the joint 'On the Run' tour could be an indicator of how much fans are growing tired of the couple. According to reports the leading ticket sales distributor stated that tens of thousands of tickets are still available for their concert in Miami on July 25, as well as Atlanta on July 15 and New Jersey on July 12.
Radar Online reports that the power pair's public marital issues as well as lack of radio airplay could be contributing factor to decline in ticket sales. “Beyoncé’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," explained a source of Radar Online.
Also, Radar indicated that the very public elevator incident between Solange Knowles, younger sister of Beyoncé, and husband Jay Z could possibly have an influence on fan's decision to refrain from purchasing tickets.
"The couple announced their joint tour in April but were quickly met with negative publicity when her sister, Solange Knowles, was caught on camera engaging Jay Z in an all-out punching and kicking brawl in the elevator at The Standard hotel while sister Beyoncé looked on," reported Radar Online.
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,” the source told Radar Online.
"To the public, Beyoncé and Jay Z appear to have it all. But behind close doors, they’re not as happy as people think they are.”
Beyoncé and Jay Z have been in the public eye for quite some time now since the elevator incident and most recently with an online petition developed by a woman who says she jokingly started a petition to encourage Beyoncé to comb her 2- year old daughter, Blue Ivy's, hair.
Madame Noire cited the response of the Jasmine Tolliver of Brooklyn, the woman who (jokingly) started the petition.
I’m just so over with society!” she exclaimed in a Facebook post. “Obviously the petition was a joke! It just goes to show you how dumb people really are to believe I would really deep down in my heart start a petition to comb her hair and be DEAD SERIOUS! Your suppose to laugh at stuff like that. Shake your head and keep strolling. A discussion with 4 friends and a joke when I said ‘I’m going to start a petition to get this baby hair combed’ turned global!!!
Although the elevator brawl and its lackluster explanation given by the Knowles-Carter camp, along with the fake Blue Ivy petition and lack of radio play could have everything to do with the lack of tickets sales; there is another factor that sources may be overlooking, which is simply - the tickets prices are too damn high!
Clutch Magazine Online reported that while fans "camped out on their laptops hoping to snap up pre-sale tickets... others took to social media to complain about the cost of entry—ranging anywhere from $50 for general admission to upwards of $12,000 for VIP."
The response from social media captured why fans may not be front and center to see the couple on stage.
Comments from Twitter world sparked the hashtag #ontherun with one comment reading, "If you're #ontherun from bill collectors don't buy Beyoncé concert tickets." Another Twitter comment read, "Them #ontherun tickets [prices] lookin' like real estate prices. Wtf..."
Have you purchased tickets to the concert? Or are the prices too high?