Beyoncé and Jay-Z tour 2018: UK and Europe concerts confirmed
UK music fans are (understandably) going crazy right now as the joint Beyoncé and Jay-Z tour 2018 - which features four UK concerts including London - gets ever closer.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z tour 2018: On The Run II UK and Europe dates and venues
Rumours had been swirling for months, but now Beyoncé and Jay-Z have finally announced UK and Europe concerts as part of a follow up to their hugely successful On The Run tour.
Here are all the UK and Europe tour dates for On The Run II - the second joint Beyoncé and Jay-Z tour:
- Cardiff, Principality Stadium (UK) - June 6
- Glasgow, Hampden Park (UK) - June 9
- Manchester, Etihad Stadium (UK) - June 13
- London Stadium (UK) - June 15
- London Stadium (UK) - June 16
- Amsterdam Arena (Netherlands) - June 19
- Amsterdam Arena (Netherlands) - June 20 (NEW)
- Copenhagen, Parken Stadium (Denmark) - June 23
- Stockholm, Friends Arena (Sweden) - June 25
- Berlin, Olympiastadion (Germany) - June 28
- Warsaw, Stadion Narodowy (Poland) - June 30
- Cologne, RheinEnergieStadion (Germany) - July 3
- Milan, San Siro (Italy) - July 6
- Rome, Stadio Olimpico (Italy) - July 8
- Barcelona, Olympic Stadium (Spain) - July 11
- Paris, Stade de France (France) - July 14
- Paris, Stade de France (France) - July 15
- Nice, Allianz Riviera (France) - July 17
The 'One The Run II Tour' announcement was accompanied by a short trailer, which shows that despite their troubles Beyoncé and Jay-Z are still crazy in love.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z left a lot of clues as they geared up to announce the 'On The Run II Tour'.
The best evidence that the pair were gearing up for a UK and Europe tour in 2018 was a mysterious page that emerged for “Beyoncé & Jay-Z Tickets” in February.
Then in March, events for 'On The Run 2' - to take place on July 30 in Philadelphia (US) - appeared on Beyoncé's official Facebook page, but were quickly removed.
This led fans to believe the couple planned to follow up their 2014 ‘On The Run Tour’ with another joint series of concerts, this time including UK dates (their last joint tour predominantly took place in North America, with just two shows in Paris).
Beyoncé and Jay-Z's UK and Europe tour 2018 is likely to feature music from each of their new albums ‘Lemonade’ (Beyoncé) and ‘4:44’ (Jay-Z). Both albums feature lyrics that offer a candid peek at their relationship troubles.
Beyoncé also headlined Coachella Festival in April 2018 - after being forced to pull out last year when she fell pregnant.
The 'Halo' singer blew audiences away when the rumour that she would be reuniting with former Destiny's Child band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams turned out to be absolutely true.
Fans also got a taste of the upcoming Jay-Z and Beyoncé tour when the '99 Problems' rapper made a guest appearance during the singer's two-hour set.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z 2018 tour support act
While there has been no official announcement of the 'On The Run II Tour' support act for the UK and European leg, a big name has been revealed to open Beyoncé and Jay-Z's North American concerts.
None other than DJ Khaled will be joining Chloe x Halle for a string of tour dates across the United States and Canada.
While Khaled and Halle have only confirmed for the North America concerts, there's no reason why the pair couldn't continue supporting the tour over here.
However, DJ Khaled did go on tour with Demi Lovato earlier this year and was replaced by Jax Jones and Australian singer Joy for the UK and Europe concerts.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z joint album 'Everything Is Love'
Fans have long believed Beyoncé and Jay-Z might tie the 2018 concerts in with a joint album.
In a September 2017 interview with The New York Times, Jay-Z confirmed that he and Beyoncé had been working on an album together.
He said, “We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together.
“And then the music she was making at that time was further along. So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on. We still have a lot of that music.”
UPDATE: And then out of nowhere, The Carters sent shockwaves through the world of music when they released joint album 'Everything Is Love'.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced the new album at their London concert with screens that read, "New album out now."
There had been no official confirmation that the album was even in the works before it was released on the couple's streaming service Tidal. Apparently 'Everything Is Love' was finished mere hours before it dropped.
As well as the new Beyoncé/Jay-Z album, the couple also posted a video for new single 'APES**T'. The promo was shot inside The Louve museum in Paris.
The pair have collaborated on several tracks over the years including ‘Drunk In Love’...
…’Crazy in Love’...
...and ‘Family Feud’.
Fans got excited when a remix of ‘Sweet Dreams’ surfaced on iTunes and Spotify, but Beyoncé said it didn’t come from her.
Stay tuned to LineUp for more on Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s UK tour 2018, including more new music from the Beyoncé/Jay-Z joint album.