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As soon as it was announced that Mr. and Mrs. Carter were packing up the kid and hitting the road, stans of both camps started checking their accounts, excited to see Beyoncé and Jay at once.

….Until they got a look at the ticket prices.

While many dedicated fans camped out on their laptops hoping to snap up presale tickets last week, 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 sticker shock had some fans singing, “Uh oh uh oh,” as they watched their dreams of seeing the Carters dissolve into thin air.

Many took to Twitter to vent about the high prices, but considering Bey and Jay have 36 Grammys and more than 200 million albums sold between them, should folks have really been shocked by the price?

According to Forbes, On the Run ticket prices are 44 percent higher than the couple’s individual tours, as well as Jay-Z’s previous co-headliner tours with Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. On the Run is also priced higher than Eminem and Rihanna’s upcoming Monster tour:

With an average ticket price of $342.67 on the secondary market, tickets for Jay-Z & Beyoncé: On the Run are 90.16% higher than prices for Jay-Z’s solo Magna Carta tour last fall, when Jay-Z ticketswere $180.20 on average. They are also 16.55% higher than tickets for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter Show world tour from last year, when Beyoncé tickets were priced at $294.01 on average.

Jay-Z has toured with industry giants including Eminem and Justin Timberlake, but neither has been as big of a draw as his wife. When Jay-Z toured with Eminem, tickets averaged $279.50, which is 16.55% below the current rate for Jay-Z and Beyoncé tickets. When Jay-Z toured with Justin Timberlake, tickets averaged $187.98, or 82.29% below the current rate to see music’s ultimate power couple in concert.

But it’s not just past co-headlining tours they are beating. Jay-Z and Beyoncé On the Run tickets are also priced at 51.39% higher than Eminem and Rihanna tickets for their upcoming Eminem and Rihanna: Monster Tour — which kicks off later this year and is currently priced at an average of $226.35 on the secondary market.

Though some are wondering if Beyoncé and Jay-Z are leaving out their young and/or lower income fans at the current ticket price point, as Jigga told us back in 2005, he’s “not a businessman, [he’s] a business, man.”

58 Comments

  1. Vag Owner

    honestly i think the only reason they are touring like crazy is that is the only way to make $$ nowadays. records aren’t selling as much. jay z had to get very creative with that deal to even go platinum. yes, they are greedy and fake christians. they are also white wannabes. they don’t want poor blk ppl at their concerts. a face full of whites is a sign “we’z made it” to black artists.

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  2. Rukyoftheyear

    If you don’t want to purchase the tickets don’t go. If you want to purchase the tickets, then go. Don’t sh*t on someone else for wanting to have a good time.

    Don’t nobody got time for respectability politics right now.

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    • Jessica Rose Williams

      I’m really surprised at the saltiness of these women! Go, don’t go, whatever. But don’t sh*t on my good time, good fortune, good life. Get over it and go see Rihanna. lolz

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    • ShortynOllie

      obviously there is more to this than just “going”… the point is why are these billionaires charging so much for a regular ol’ joe to go see them! DUHHHHHHHHHHH! get your head out of beyonce’s ass and THINK, fool!

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    • Rukyoftheyear

      I will reiterate the above reply again:

      “Oh, now I know what I am dealing with.

      Considering your comments, I assume that you don’t know what ‘treat yo’ self’ means. So excuse me as I go to my Beyonce concert, travel, get on my ‘eat, pray, love sh*t,’ and enjoy the HELL out of my life.

      Keyword, MY LIFE. Knowing what I deserve.

      In other words, bye Felicia.’

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  3. Check out this interview with Crissy Collins (background vocalist for Beyonce) on When We Speak! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S5PBn4AVog

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  4. Yuvin

    If any of you guys interested in tickets for reasonable prices try http://www.tickethub.co/portfolio_page/jay-z-beyonce/

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  5. I spent it. So what. It’s an experience I’m willing to pay for and it won’t put me in the poor house. So who cares. Can’t wait!

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