Beyoncé stranded by flying stage malfunction!
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – It even happens to Beyoncé.
The challenge with high-tech concert production is, like all machinery, sometimes it malfunctions. And Saturday night, at the Warsaw stop of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s “On the Run II” tour, a flying stage that ordinarily enables the singer to hover over the grown got stuck 20 feet in the air, forcing a rather undignified exit.
Stage techs were forced to go old-school to bring Beyoncé back down to earth via an ordinary ladder. The band vamped while Beyoncé initially appeared reluctant to descend via the ladder — understandable considering her towering heels — but eventually capitulated.
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In a fan video (h/t Daily Beast), fans can be heard chanting the singer’s name while one yells in a thick Polish accent, “You can do it!” The fan who posted the video wrote: “Beyoncé’s flying stage got broken at the end of the show in Warsaw and she had to walk down on a ladder. She also gave us a little cute dance!”
The tour kicked off June 6 in Cardiff, UK, and covers 15 cities across the UK and Europe, with the 21-date North American leg beginning July 25 in Cleveland. The full itinerary of the remaining dates can be found below.
- July 03 Cologne, DE RheinEnergieStadion
- July 06 Milan, IT San Siro
- July 08 Rome, IT Stadio Olimpico
- July 11 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium
- July 14 Paris, FR Stade de France
- July 17 Nice, FR Allianz Riviera
OTR II North American Tour Dates:
- July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium
- July 27 Washington, DC FedExField
- July 28 Washington, DC FedExField
- July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
- Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
- Aug. 03 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
- Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
- Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium
- Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field SOLD OUT
- Aug. 11 Chicago, IL Soldier Field On sale March 26
- Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field
- Aug. 16 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium On sale March 26
- Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field
- Aug. 21 Columbia, SC Williams-Brice Stadium
- Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium
- Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
- Aug. 26 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
- Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium
- Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
- Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
- Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
- Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
- Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
- Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
- Sept. 23 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
- Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium
- Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
- Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place
- Oct. 04 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
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