They say any publicity is good publicity, but it looks like the recent family drama and marriage crisis reports surrounding Jay Z and Beyonce are affecting their concert ticket sales — not in a good way!
A quick look on Ticketmaster reveals less than desirable ticket sales for the hip-hop royalty duo, with one industry insider exclusively telling RadarOnline.com their personal lives and a lack of airplay on the radio could be contributing.
According to the leading ticket sales distributer, tens of thousands of tickets are still available for the “On the Run” concert in Miami on July 25, as well as Atlanta on July 15 and a July 12 show in New Jersey.
“Beyonce’s album had a big first month with ‘Drunk in Love’, but the last several singles have tanked on the charts,” the insider told Radar.
“If you’re launching a stadium tour, you have to have airplay, and she’s had no hits lately on the radio.”
Fresh off her “The Mrs. Carter Show” tour, 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 Beyonce looked on.
A source previously told Radar, “To the public, Beyonce and Jay Z appear to have it all. But behind close doors, they’re not as happy as people think they are.”
The “On the Run” tour boasts 17 stadium dates in the US and Canada.
UPDATE 2:13 p.m. PT June 18 – A second source in the music industry close to the tour came forward to tell Radar, “There has been huge demand for the ‘On The Run’ tour with almost 1 million tickets sold, which is an impressive amount for a tour this large. It’s one of the biggest tours of the year.”
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