Didn’t Get To ‘On The Run’? HBO Will Bring It To You
Didn’t snag a ticket for Jay Z and Beyoncé’s tour, “On The Run”? No worries. HBO will broadcast the last performance — but not right away.
HBO president Michael Lombardo just announced that HBO will bring the final stop of “On the Run” to your living room. The September 12 and 13 shows at Stade de France in Paris, which happens to be the only international stop on the tour. The shows will air as part of a concert special to debut later in the month, Lombardo told the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills.
Coincidentally, Beyoncé currently appears on HBO in Beyoncé: X10, a ten-episode series of concert performances from her “Mrs. Carter” tour that run Sunday nights before True Blood, reports Black America Web. On top of this, Bey also aired her up-close and personal feature-length documentary Life Is But a Dream on HBO in February 2013. HBO was also the choice for Jay Z to premiere his video, “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” last August. Obviously, HBO and the Carters have made some sweet deals.
Now, HBO will capture the power couple performing more than 40 songs on their first-ever joint tour, which was set to play at 19 stadiums in the U.S. and two stadium shows in Paris.
“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” noted Lombardo. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”
Despite rumors of poor ticket sales, as of June 17, the tour had pulled in about $86 million in ticket sales and is on a pace to gross close to $100 million from just 19 shows, reports Billboard. And if the tour tops 850,000 tickets sold as speculated, that equals an incredible nightly revenue of $5.2 million. So we’re guessing HBO is expecting high ratings as well for its “On The Run” special.