Overwhelming Ticket Demand Prompts Beyoncé To Add Second 'Formation' Shows in Chicago and London

(UPDATE 2/17/16) Couldn't get your hands on Beyoncé tickets after Tuesday's general onsale? If so, you weren't alone. The beloved singer has reportedly sold over 1 million tickets for her "Formation" World Tour since last week, selling out a slew of shows in major cities like Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and a pair of gigs at Citi Field in New York. Such massive demand allowed her on Wednesday to announce second shows at Soldier Field in Chicago on May 28 and Wembley Stadium in London on July 3.

Tickets for Beyoncé's second Soldier Field show go on sale Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. local time. Beyhive fan club members will have access to an exclusive pre-sale beginning Wednesday, February 17 at 10 a.m. while American Express cardholders can purchase tickets in advance between Wednesday, February 17 at 12 p.m. and Sunday, February 21 at 5 p.m. The second Wembley Stadium gig will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, February 23 at 9 a.m. local time.

Check out the updated itinerary below, which includes both new dates in Chicago and London:

2016 Formation World Tour North American Dates

April 27 — Miami, FL — Marlins Park

April 29 — Tampa, FL — Raymond James Stadium

May 1 — Atlanta, GA — Georgia Dome

May 3 — Raleigh, NC — Carter-Finley Stadium

May 5 — Nashville, TN — Nissan Stadium

May 7 — Houston, TX — NRG Stadium

May 9 — Dallas, TX — AT&T Stadium

May 12 — San Diego, CA — Qualcomm Stadium

May 14 — Los Angeles, CA — Rose Bowl

May 16 — Santa Clara, CA — Levi's Stadium

May 18 — Seattle, WA — CenturyLink Field

May 20 — Edmonton, Alberta — Commonwealth Stadium

May 23 — Minneapolis, MN — TCF Bank Stadium

May 25 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre

May 27 — Chicago, IL — Soldier Field

May 28 — Chicago, IL — Soldier Field

May 29 — Detroit, MI — Ford Field

May 31 — Pittsburgh, PA — Heinz Field

June 3 — Boston, MA — Gillette Stadium

June 5 — Philadelphia, PA — Lincoln Financial Field

June 7 — New York, NY — Citi Field

June 10 — Baltimore, MD — M&T Bank Stadium

June 12 — Hershey, PA — Hersheypark Stadium

European Dates

June 28 — Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light

June 28 — Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light

June 30 — Cardiff, UK – Millennium Stadium

July 2 — London, UK – Wembley Stadium

July 3 — London, UK — Wembley Stadium

July 5 — Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford

July 7 — Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park

July 9 — Dublin, IE – Croke Park

July 12 — Dusseldorf, DE – Esprit Arena

July 14 — Zurich, CH – Letzigrund

July 16 — Amsterdam, NE – Arena

July 18 — Milan, IT – Stadio San Siro

July 21 — Paris, FR – Stade de France

July 24 — Copenhagen, DK – Parken

July 26 — Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena

July 29 — Frankfurt, DE – Commerzbank Arena

July 31 — Brussels, BE – Roi Boudoin

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2016 Beyoncé Tour Announced, Tickets On Sale Feb. 16

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 2/9/16) Following a surprise single release and an appearance in the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Beyoncé immediately announced she'll be hitting the road for a world tour. Only 22 North American dates have been announced for the 2016 Beyoncé tour, but there will likely be more announced at a later date.

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The Formation Tour, as the trek will be called, is scheduled to start April 27 and for now will run through June 12, hitting some of the biggest stadiums in North America. The first stop will be Marlins Park in Miami on April 27 with the last of the current scheduled shows set to hit Hersheypark Stadium in Pennsylvania.

Tickets for the 2016 Beyoncé tour will start with a pre-sale for American Express cardholders and BeyHive fan club members on February 9, and the general onsale will be held a week later on February 16.

Beyoncé last toured in 2014 for the On the Run Tour with her husband, Jay-Z. That tour hit many of the stadiums Beyoncé will hit on her own during the Formation Tour and the average price across the 20 North American shows was $221.14 on the secondary market. Beyoncé's last solo tour came in 2013 for the Mrs. Carter World Tour, which hit arenas in North America. The 27-date arena tour saw an average price of $324.46 on the secondary market, though of course the smaller capacity in arenas opposed to stadiums were a cause for that high price.

2016 Beyoncé Tour Dates - The Formation Tour

April 27 — Miami, FL — Marlins Park

April 29 — Tampa, FL — Raymond James Stadium

May 1 — Atlanta, GA — Georgia Dome

May 3 — Raleigh, NC — Carter-Finley Stadium

May 5 — Nashville, TN — Nissan Stadium

May 7 — Houston, TX — NRG Stadium

May 9 — Dallas, TX — AT&T Stadium

May 12 — San Diego, CA — Qualcomm Stadium

May 14 — Los Angeles, CA — Rose Bowl

May 16 — Santa Clara, CA — Levi's Stadium

May 18 — Seattle, WA — CenturyLink Field

May 20 — Edmonton, Alberta — Commonwealth Stadium

May 23 — Minneapolis, MN — TCF Bank Stadium

May 25 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre

May 27 — Chicago, IL — Soldier Field

May 29 — Detroit, MI — Ford Field

May 31 — Pittsburgh, PA — Heinz Field

June 3 — Boston, MA — Gillette Stadium

June 5 — Philadelphia, PA — Lincoln Financial Field

June 7 — New York, NY — Citi Field

June 10 — Baltimore, MD — M&T Bank Stadium

June 12 — Hershey, PA — Hersheypark Stadium

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