Beyonce And Jay Z Tickets 'Given Away' To Fill Empty Seats

They might be one of the most recognisable celebrity power couples out there, they might have sold millions of records between them, but it seems that even that can't guarantee a sell-out crowd for Beyoncé and Jay Z.

Reports have suggested that tickets to the couple's latest On The Run II tour haven't sold as well as they'd hoped. People have even claimed to have been given free tickets outside venues to avoid rows of empty seats.

That's got to be a bit of a kick in the teeth for all the folk who paid top dollar for see the pair perform.

There have also been reports that large sections of the stadiums in which the couple have played have been covered over so as not to draw attention to the lack of paying punters in the stands.

The tour began last week in Cardiff and continued to Glasgow's Hampden Park. It was there that rumours started to circle about the tour's lack of appeal to the British public.

One concertgoer tweeted: "If you are near Hampden Park go to the main parking lot they are giving out free tickets for the Beyoncé & Jay Z concert because of empty seats"

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Another said after the show: "The concert rate was empty. They knew the concert wasn't going to sell out and already had curtains set up before the show to cover the empty sections"

There have also been several pictures posted from within the shows that seem to show that the venues were slightly less than fully packed out with adoring fans.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

However, it should be said that we can't exactly verify when the photos were taken. It would be very easy to take a photo when the place was filling up or emptying out. Exactly why you would go to a gig to try to mug the artists off by suggesting they can't sell out is another question entirely.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Some people have also leapt to the couple's defence by posting their own photos attempting to debunk the folk claiming there is no-one there.

The Carters will play three more shows in the UK. Manchester's Etihad Stadium tonight (13 June) will be followed by two shows at London's Olympic Stadium on Friday and Saturday. They will then jet off for the US leg of the tour.

As it happens, there are still plenty of tickets left for the show on Saturday. Tickets start at about £50, but you could always chance your arm at showing up in the car park a couple of hours before.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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