Jay Z & Beyonce Head To Houston This Weekend – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire, the Carter's are not only the ultimate dynamic duo, they're epic musically as well. The famous power couple have had a magical year, and ahead of their stop in NOLA, took to the gram to share their thanks. In June they launched the monstrous road trip, On The Run II tour, and only have about ten dates left. Billboard reports most of the numbers are in, and as no surprise they're record breaking. comes to an end, Bey commemorated the final days of the colossal tour on the Gram Sept. 13, while in New Orleans. .
Recently Billboard reported the OTR II has grossed an incredible $150 million to date. With roughly a few dates left, it's estimated that by the time they get to their final stop in Seattle, Washington, the tour will pick up another $100 million by October 4. The record-breaking numbers are a testament to their unbelievable talent, and work ethic. Bringing in $250 million, will also put them in the #1 spot of Billboard's Hot Tours. This means they will bypass artist mega tours from the likes of Bruno Mars, Taylor Smith, and justin Timberlake.
These two are always pushing the envelope. Multi-task is their middle name. A month after launching part 2 of their On The Run franchise, Jay premiere the riveting 6-part documentary Rest In Power: TheTrayvon Martin Story on BET. Which was ironically, was met with violent threats from the 17-years murderer Mark Zimmerman.
God rest his precious soul. Zimmerman the ultimate judgement is comin' for you! Around the jump-off of the OTR II tour they surprised fans around the globe, with the release of the very first duet album, Everything Is Love. Coming full circle, they head to Bey's hometown, Houston for back to back shows this weekend.
Tom Rusmussen, of The Independent, wrote of the tour, "it's an immersive experience unlike any other." He added, "In this, the age of political and social disunity, the power of these icons squared is one which transported a whole crowd to another place. He couldn't be more on point! It's phenomenal.
Stopping by the New Orleans show, former Destiny's Child member singer actress, LeToya Luckett, showed love. It truly was a great moment when the two met backstage, and took a sweet pic for Gram followers. The 37-year Luckett is rocking a baby bump these days, and wearing it well. Of course, we send the actor/singer our very best. Meanwhile, she's got some serious acting chops. Peep the fire trailer of the 3rd installment to her 'In The Name of Love' musical mini movie, Back To Life.