There’s already so much controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s latest album Lemonade, from the lyrics to the visual album. And now, the singer has created more speculation with a recent move made by Live Nation, the promotor of her tour.
On Friday it was announced that her May 5 Nashville concert was cancelled.
“Following Wednesday’s sold out opening night Formation World Tour concert in Miami, promoters Live Nation announced that the Nashville concert previously scheduled for Thursday, May 5 will be rescheduled,” Bey’s rep told E! News in a statement. “Details about the rescheduled date will be announced shortly and Nashville tickets holders are advised to retain their tickets which will be honored at the rescheduled event.”
Also noted by E! News, the rep added that there are no other changes concerning her tour dates: “Queen B will return to the stage tonight in Tampa, Fla., and resume her tour with Atlanta on Sunday, North Carolina on Tuesday and so on. The concert was ‘postponed due to stadium construction.’”
Soon after the statement was made, Nissan Stadium clapped back with a rebuttal. “@TMZ Nissan Stadium was ready and able to host the May 5 Beyoncé show, and we look forward to the rescheduled event,” Nissan Stadium’s Twitter said to the TMZ announcement.
At this point, fans are confused about the reasoning behind the cancellation. But they should know that these changes often have nothing to do with the performing artist and everything to do with safety, planning, and business.
The 34-year-old had her first Lemonade Tour show in Miami on Wednesday. In attendance was her husband Jay Z, Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, and DJ Khaled who will be her official tour disc jockey. According to PEOPLE, after the show Bey and Jay held an intimate party at Miami’s Faena Hotel Miami Beach owned by their friends Alan Faena and his wife Ximena Camino.
As noted by PEOPLE, following the festivities, sources report that Beyoncé, 34, and Jay Z, 46, took a romantic stroll on the grounds of the hotel, stopping to admire artist Damien Hirst’s famed, gilded woolly mammoth art installation, “Gone But Not Forgotten.”
Good to hear that their bond is still strong, despite all the headlines. And hopefully there will be no more hiccups on this tour.