If there’s one thing Beyonce has mastered over the last few years, it’s the ability to turn heads and generate discussion. The 34-year-old’s epic performance at the Super Bowl Halftime show on February 7 certainly did just that — and then some. Although she was considered just a side act to Coldplay’s performance, Beyonce stole the show with a politically charged performance of her latest single, “Formation,” and immediately announced tour dates for The Formation World Tour in a commercial following the halftime show. The stadium tour, which is set to launch on April 27 and run until July 31 in Belgium., has generated huge demand from fans across the country, with a handful of performances already sold out.
Following her general on-sale Tuesday, February 16, Beyonce tickets are averaging $358 across all 40 scheduled dates. Tickets have dropped slightly prior the on-sale, as they were averaging $432 before the weekend. As it stands, Beyonce fans in Georgia are the most hyped to see the singer, as tickets to the May 1 show at the Georgia Dome are averaging a whopping $588, with the cheapest ticket priced at just under $100. Not far behind that price point is Beyonce’s May 27 stop at Soldier Field in Chicago where tickets are averaging $524, with the cheapest ticket priced at $89, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ. Beyonce fans traveling to Chicago for the performance can cut costs to the expensive night with flight deals through Hipmunk.com for most major airline carriers. In addition to flights, Hipmunk has hotels in Chicago starting from $63 per night. Beyonce is on track to play her most affordable stop at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on May 31, where tickets are averaging $243, with the cheapest ticket priced at just $63.
Unlike her fellow Super Bowl Halftime performers Coldplay and Bruno Mars, the internet can’t seem to stop talking about Beyoncé. Her performance (and music video that followed) has been viewed as a Black Panther homage with multiple references to the Black Lives Matter movement and Malcolm X, generating both overwhelming support and outrage. Without question, Beyonce’s performance can be seen as the most radical political statements from her 20-year career, and has effortlessly aided in the continued demand for her tickets. For comparison, the last time Beyonce hit the road for a solo tour was in 2013 for the Mrs. Carter World Tour, and tickets for the tour averaged $324 on the secondary market. If all goes according to plan, tickets for Beyonce may be some of the priciest of the summer.