Beyonce’s ‘Formation World Tour’ Picks Up $20 Million…From Four Shows

Published: Wednesday 18th May 2016 by David

Demand for Beyonce‘s ‘Formation’ live show exceeded supply when its tickets were released following its announcement in February.

It’s safe to say criticism of the star’s politically-kissed direction has done little to change this.


Answers after the jump…





The numbers above were swept up by the ‘Lemonade’ manufacturer during the first four nights of the tour, seeing her add $20,668,255 to her arsenal less than a week after its launch.

How many tickets does one have to sell at Beyonce prices to reach that figure?


There’s more.

For, the Chairman of Live Nation Global Touring Arthur Fogel recently revealed that the show had grossed over $100 million from all of its sold-out dates and could expect that number to rise once dollars earned from merchandise sold at its venues are thrown into its lucrative mix.

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  1. Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016


    • ? May 18, 2016


      • RihNavy May 18, 2016

        Hi Mark

  2. Lewey May 18, 2016

    Cuz she slay.

    • DHANI May 18, 2016

      that was a figure from march 18… its may now

  3. Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016


    • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? May 18, 2016

      Most of her early Stadium shows are completely sold out already.

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016


      • Ayyseify May 18, 2016

        Yea on ticket master, plenty of resale tickets up everywhere else

  4. fatusankoh May 18, 2016

    Well deserved she work harder than anyone long live queen bey good luck with all the tour album more power more success in all you do

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 May 18, 2016

      White people love to think they are responsible or black people owe their success to them. Before Destinys Child become mainstream it was black people who made Beyonce pop! Beyonce didn’t loose her white fans, she lost her RACIST fans who only liked her so long as she song mainstream pop song like (Halo, Irreplaceable, Single Ladies, and Sweet Dreams).

      • Anne May 18, 2016

        I doubt she lost any fans at all. She probably didn’t have any racist fans to start with. Reasonable people, white and black, don’t think she owes anyone anything, and know Beyoncé is not a racist. Her fans are not fickle, they most definitely know better. Anyway I can’t wait until September when I’ll be attending the Formation tour in N.O.!

  5. Educated May 18, 2016

    Ooops. I guess the argument that the white gp are against black power is dead now. The racist media tried to turn white fans against her but it didn’t work because they saw the true meaning of what she was saying.

    • Anne May 18, 2016

      Exactly! White and black people alike are attending the Formation tour. Beyoncé’s fans are not going to fall for that crap, they are allowing her the space to make a statement while still enjoying her work. The media attention is only helping Lemonade stay under the radar and gain even more acclaim.

  6. Molly May 18, 2016

    Good for her she’s a great performer we expect her to do well touring.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016


      • Molly May 18, 2016

        I mean her singles are flopping sis.

      • Molly May 18, 2016

        Regardless shes slaying on tour not a hater by any means

    • Who gonna check me boo?? May 18, 2016

      Shut the f*** up Phaggot that not what you were saying a few weeks ago. Eat crow Bytch

      • Molly May 18, 2016


    • Who gonna check me boo?? May 18, 2016

      Girl bye we have a top 10 and countless of top 20 already this era and as usual she did 0 promo she didn’t even put out videos on vevo.beside the album is beloved and SELLING very well all over the world . Now the real question are where is Cedric on those charts? Where was the last time he had a top ten??? Will he ever see sell of +100 k per album? Will he ever tour again???

      • Molly May 18, 2016

        Thats wassup

      • wrosy3 May 18, 2016

        The fact you press about bey money why u on here cussin people out about what they said weeks ago congratulate keep it moving

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016

      Her singles are flopping because she does not give a single F****!!!!! Without streaming do u think WORK will still be in the top 10. Bey knows if she released HOLD UP AND SORRY on spotify shitt will be diff….WHEN SHE’S ABOUT TO EARN ALMOST 300 MILL WITH A NO 1 ALBUM ON I TUNES AFTER 3 WEEKS..AND IT COST 18 DOLLARS. DAMN BEY!!!!!!!!!!

      • Molly May 18, 2016

        Ok cool i didn’t come in here to hate. You tried me first so i responded

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016

        No because ur other MAIN BOSS FATHERLESS FAGGSS HATEBIRD, MARK666 E.TC ARE ABSENT. U can’t stand alone, if they where here, u would have said something different. LMAO

      • Faf May 18, 2016

        Dead @ that’s wassup

  7. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 May 18, 2016

    Kii and more kii!

    First the Navy says Beyonce doesn’t have the Star power or the Impact to embark on a successful world tour. Fast forward to now Beyonce is making atleast 5 million per show meanwhile Rihanna in arenas only doing 800k-900k per show!

    Wendy Williams said “Gwen & Eve” tour would be the hottest tour of the summer. The reports says otherwise!

    • Who gonna check me boo?? May 18, 2016

      The embarrassment is real this girl is struggling to sell out basic arenas even in big city like NYC hell her ex opening act The Weekend who’ was smart enough to leave that sinking bio at is outgrossing her??

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016

      FRIHMAN does not have one sold out show…..yet she cries on twitter that her shows are sold out. LOL!!!!!!!

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 May 18, 2016

        She is a lair. Just like she been lying about “her album platinum certifications and stream on Tidal”.

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016

        Sis, she’s been lying that had any sort of talent since 2005…LOL. NOT SURPRISED!!!!!

  8. Who gonna check me boo?? May 18, 2016

    Another record breaking tour in the making a STADIUM ONLY TOUR mind you .meanwhile some of those girls out there are struggling to fill up arenas number ones and all ?????

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 May 18, 2016

      Like flop flop flop!

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016

        (CONTINUES SONG)……The people think you suck, B**** BETTER GIVE BACK THEIR MONEY!!!!!

    • wrosy3 May 18, 2016

      I know your mother can’t fill up her motel room with Johns to pay rent ain’t that tragic

  9. Stephon Jackson May 18, 2016

    She needs to add 60 more shows. So she can beat Granny’s record.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) May 18, 2016

      She will…she is already expanding NORTH AMERICAN dates. And she is going to add Australia and South American dates.

    • Molly May 18, 2016


      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 May 18, 2016

        Yes Granny= Madonna

      • Molly May 18, 2016

        I thought stephy was a madonna stan chile ☕

      • Stephon Jackson May 18, 2016

        @Molly: Honey I love Grandmadonna. But, that record needs to belong to an actual great live vocalist/performer. Not someone who can’t sing worth a damn. 🙂

      • RihNavy May 18, 2016

        @Molly, EXACTLY. You THOT! You don’t even know who you want to troll as, let alone STAN for. Don’t you question Stephon Maurice Jackson about who he STANS.

  10. IStan4Rihanna. May 18, 2016

    Beyonce’ is the BIGGEST “Black” Touring Act of our Generation, and that is a fact.


    All in all, Beyonce’ and Rihanna are the only Black artists from this era whom can gross a $150M + tour with Beyonce well exceeding the $200M mark.


    • wrosy3 May 18, 2016

      The haters already trying to come for rih tour leave it alone because I’m not in a dragging mood congratulate bey keep it moving

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 May 18, 2016

        Nothing you can say… Rihanna tour and her album area flop! She can use Samsung & Jay-z industry connects to buy her album certifications. However when it comes to ticket sales numbers don’t lie! Her tour is a bust!

  11. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? May 18, 2016

    Sold out like fire on a stick too! I’m still pissed about her team not making more tickets available for the GA Dome show, but whatever! She came to slay and by the time it’s done, she’ll have the highest grossing female Tour of all time.

    Can we say #Bye”Sticky&SweetTour”?


  12. #Beautiful May 18, 2016

    After this record… I can only imagine that she’ll go on a 3-4 year break. Then she’ll come back with an even better and a massive tour. Beyonce toured 2 years ago. Can you imagine the demand if she went ghost for 4 years? Oh my god! She really is in a lane of her own.

  13. #JACKIE May 18, 2016

    Rihanna has only grossed about $40-45 million so far with way more than four dates lmao

    • Seb May 18, 2016

      What about Ciara?

    • King Mark 111 /.\ May 18, 2016

      Ciara can’t even gross $1000 from 14515486225556 dates. stay in your lane you pressdt fatherless kuntt

      • #JACKIE May 18, 2016

        Bye Molly.

  14. #Beautiful May 18, 2016

    And can we stop with the Rihanna hate. Both girls are winning… There’s no reason to pit the two against one another. They’re both on different levels.

  15. King_RicoHive May 18, 2016

    I’m Back!!!
    I see things haven’t changed much since I last comment on here .
    The same b****** and a few new rats any ways
    Congrats to King Bey she is truly on a lane of her own she doesn’t need to do a thousand interviews to sell tickets anymore she created a brand of her own and is selling tickets with her name alone that’ speaks volume !!

    • King Mark 111 /.\ May 18, 2016

      who are you and why should we care?

  16. DIABETIC STROKE May 18, 2016

    Funny rih sceduled called her first show sold out yet tickets were still avalible THE DAY BEFORE. the receipts ive seen so far for anti have 1-2k empty seats & less than 1 mill$ gross each show on avg. Forbes list will look interesting along with final year sales tallys top 10 selling albums US. Anti has still not sold 500k us & when figuring the ETC it just now sold 1 mill (ignoring the samsung scam) t. Formation might end up grossing 300$ mill & become top 10 highest grossing tour of alltime. Easily will be highest grossing black touring act. There haznt been a big black touring act since the jacksons. I know Usher toured but touring is diffrent from selling albums. It takes years to build up a touring audiance at large.

  17. King Mark 111 /.\ May 18, 2016

    That’s it! after reading this all i want to do this era is commit suicide.
    Beyonce is slaying my coconut forehead fave and nothing i do or say will change the fact that she’s here and came to slay and murder everyone while lukhas and i watch.

    • RihNavy May 18, 2016

      If you’re gonna troll as Mark, at least TRY, like…wottice?

  18. RICHIE_RICH May 18, 2016

    So Atlanta had the highest gross thus far.!!!! The GA some was lit!!!!!

    • RihNavy May 18, 2016

      Yes it was, she saw my sign when I was in the BeyHive pit. I jizzeeddddd

      • Annalise May 18, 2016

        @RihNavy PLZZZZZ! LMAO!!!

      • RihNavy May 18, 2016

        @Annalise ?????

      • Annalise May 18, 2016

        @RihNavy ?????

      • RihNavy May 18, 2016

        I missed you sis. This site had been dry boots and in tired of trolling the Z-Squad. It’s not even fun anymore. We need new commenters and faggotry

  19. Bb8345 May 18, 2016

    You have to be delusional if you believe that a #1 single is better than a sold out stadium tour!!

  20. Bravo!! May 18, 2016

    Can we get an update on Rihanna tour?! It must not be over the 20 million mark..

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 May 18, 2016

      Chuckles at that figure after 30+ shows

    • Anti&Lemonade May 18, 2016

      $13 539 580 from 12 shows, not one is sold out, 90% attendance .

      I am disapointed

  21. Reality Check May 18, 2016

    LOL. Y’all are really delusional. An average stadium holds about 60,000 or more yet approximately 30,000 are available for purchase. Hmmm.. That’s why Her stage is so big and grand.
    Another Jedi Mind Trick.

    This is her way to “appear” like she’s slaying. Columbia is slaving her and all y’all can talk about is her money and Rihanna. SMH

    • RihNavy May 18, 2016

      You look like trash in that avi. Just hot garbaj

    • ilovemusic May 18, 2016

      That would mean about half of the field is covered which is not true. I went to the show in Houston. More than half of the seats were available and filled. Well more than 30,000 people. There are also floor seats which were all filled. Now for smaller stadiums you have a valid point. But she definitely didn’t have 30,000 unfilled seats in Houston.

  22. Suicide Blonde May 18, 2016

    Everyone knows if she’s touring Sweden?

    • RihNavy May 18, 2016

      Why do you care? You don’t even use Beyonce and we’re just denouncing her in a previous conversation with me?

      • RihNavy May 18, 2016


      • Suicide Blonde May 18, 2016

        I’m not a fan of her but I’m open at the idea of seeing her live, I saw her years ago.

    • Suicide Blonde May 18, 2016

      Anyone…..Forget my typos ?

      • RihNavy May 18, 2016

        Fck my throat like a closeted bottom in heat aka Mark, and make me swallow you whollleeeee. Kiiiii

    • Just being honest May 18, 2016

      Lol As fake as they come. Boy hush.

  23. Molly May 18, 2016

    Jackie shut that beefsucker sis

  24. RihNavy May 18, 2016

    May 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm
    Surprise..(DEC 2013) says:


    No because ur other MAIN BOSS FATHERLESS FAGGSS HATEBIRD, MARK666 E.TC ARE ABSENT. U can’t stand alone, if they where here, u would have said something different. LMAO


  25. Joanne Prada aka Joanne the SCAMMER May 18, 2016

    Kiiii Molly was never blocked. I made all of it up and Jackie fell for it. I’m actually RihNavy and have been playing you all along. I own several troll accounts and get my kiiii’s on Route 66 ?????

  26. Joanne Prada aka Joanne the SCAMMER May 18, 2016

    Illuminati Confirmed

    • Seb May 18, 2016

      forgot to change emails kii

  27. King Mark 111 /.\ May 18, 2016

    This post is a mess .. kii

    • RihNavy May 18, 2016


  28. ilovemusic May 18, 2016

    I’ll definitly be going back for a second time. Just have to decide between Houston or N.O.

  29. King B May 18, 2016

    Good Job Globalyoncé!

  30. King B May 18, 2016

    She topped Portuguese Album Chart jumping from 23 on her third week and climb back to top 3 in Swiss Album Chart. #globalyoncé#frotloaded. Someone said surprise release won’t do well WW. More eggs in his face!

  31. Anne May 18, 2016

    “Sorry” is moving back up itunes. If it had more streams it would already be in the Hot 100 top ten. With radio picking up and sales still strong it still has a chance to at least go top ten. I think Lemonade will have a long run and is just getting started, with a bang of course.

  32. Jay_Scorpio_Navy_2005 May 18, 2016

    Where is the post about all her singles free falling off the Billboard Hot 100???? ***Sips Tea***

    ANTI is doing exactly what it needs to do and that put money in Rihanna’s pocket while the hive stay getting eviction notices ***just gonna let that one settle in***

    • Rosie May 18, 2016

      This self-drag ⚰ If the Navhi had so much money then ANTI would at least be certified gold from pure sales alone and not from Spotify streams. But it’s barely at 400K and that’s with a nine week #1. Meanwhile Lemonade outsold it in a day.
      So what is the Coast Guard doing? Obviously aren’t putting coin in Rihslave’s pocket but maybe putting their check from Walmart to “work” by barely scrapping enough for their rent instead of the Hive, who can actually afford to support their fave?

  33. #JACKIE May 18, 2016

    Not RihGayvy trolling per usual?

  34. BeyKnowlesBest May 18, 2016

    When will rih rih stop letting every lightskin boy in the industry wear those walls out? ..she has nothing to show for it ..”if u liked it then u should a ring on it” -QUEEN MOTHA BEY

  35. Rosie May 18, 2016

    Wow look at those sold-out stadiums! As many already noticed some have to lie about selling out venues 1/3 the size all over social media while the receipts say otherwise.

    • King B May 18, 2016

      Not to mention she cheat to get a double platinum certifications. If I get 25 Million sponsorship, I will use it to make good videos like Bey with her visual album/movie.

    • HailBeysus May 18, 2016

      Sis! Im still laughing at how @WreckedButthole tried dragging you for Lana’s BoxScores being MIA. Meanwhile Cheatanna has about 75% of the AntiSoldTour numbers still MIA from BoxScore. Guess the tour was thay much of a flop kii!!

      • Rosie May 18, 2016

        The irony lmao. And unlike Lana’s reported boxscores, NONE of the ANTI World Tour dates reported have sold out.

      • HailBeysus May 18, 2016

        DEATH!!! Le Struggle to fill a theater is becoming more and more of a reality for her ???

  36. Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 18, 2016

    Madonna better hold on to that wig tight. We comin for that #1 spot.
    Beyonce’s the highest grossing black female since Janet and will go on to be the highest grossing female of ALL TIME!

  37. D May 18, 2016

    thats great and all… BUT thats nothing new.. 20million in four shows has been done before. The rolling stones, One Direction, Celine Dion also Madonna (ofcourse.. she holds the number 1 and number 2 spot for highest grossing tour by a female ever)..etc

  38. King Mark111 /.\ May 18, 2016

    Impressive. The number and having a stadium tour.

    • LB May 18, 2016

      This comment section is lit, I didn’t know Rihanna had so many fans. Cannot wait for her Billboard Awards performance.

      • King Mark111 /.\ May 18, 2016

        Funny how Rihanna comes to their minds everytime Beyonce does something. 🙂 Also funny how I been paying this site dust, yet my fans keep my name alive. lol

  39. LDN Chick May 18, 2016

    Slay. Where are the haters now?

  40. HailBeysus May 18, 2016

    Kiii yas!!!! Meanwhile 75% of AntiSoldOut Tour is still MIA from Billboard BOXSCORES ????!!
    While the Queen is effortlessly selling out stadiums with 100% in attendance (oh the struggle to sell out!!!) Cheatanna is playing Hide and Seek with BOXSCORES and struggling to fill ARENA’S ??????????????????!!!!!!

  41. LB May 18, 2016

    Pretty impressive, congratulations Columbia/Live Nation. It will be a good year for Sony, the competition between Sony and Universal will be intense.

    Warner is no longer in the running it seems, so much for the big 4.

    • Qaz May 19, 2016

      Nope. Your kudos aren’t welcome here. Go away.

  42. DIABETIC STROKE May 18, 2016

    funny how @alicarter @skidmark & @looseBowels want to play nice all a sudden. u cant sit with us! HIGHEST GROSSING TOUR by a blk artist ever & if cards play right highest for female ever if bey tours all year. $100 mill per every 20 shows! Tell me thats not impressive. If bey does 80+ stadiums or more she could pass Madonna. Selling tickets are nt like albums or selling singles. Even adele & taylor could have trouble doing a stadium tour. Meaning ppl paying top dollar to watch both of them struggle to sing and not even dance. Bey did it the most humble way first with DC opening for acts like boyz2men xtina britney to doing local tours for Twotw in australia. Then finally a ww tour for survivor. Then went solo toured in london then joint tour in US then ww tour For DF. then that gave her the platform to do 3 world tours by herself (BExp, Iam…, & Mrs carter) then after building that she does a joint Stadium tour and finally her own stadium. “Theres something wrong with you”- Justin timberlake to beyonce. i live for that IASF interview where bey said “not many african american artist can fill out these venues”. lmao hello Rihanna.

    • HailBeysus May 18, 2016

      Yas!!! You betta gather he girls!!! More eggs on their faces!!!

  43. Royalkev May 18, 2016

    Bey has just been coming for necks her whole career! I’m so proud of all her success! … Bey dream it! Bey work hard! Bey grind til she own it! Slay! … I can’t wait to see her! Now that Janet’s off the table, I’m sure I’ll see Yonce twice in the upcoming months!

  44. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely May 18, 2016


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