Kenya Foy
July 30, 2016 12:54 pm
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If Beyoncé’s best revenge is her paper, then the reported earnings from her “Formation World Tour” should have her haters feeling far less than gracious. According to Billboard, the first leg of Queen Bey’s tour netted $123 million, but we didn’t exactly expect anything less, now did we?

Although we now know that ticket touts contribute to a ton of Beyoncé’s concert ticket sales (total bummer, BTW) the numbers prove that the Beyhive still showed up in full force. Live Nation reports that 972,719 attendees were present at 23 sold-out performances.

Even more impressive, $26 million of the sales came from the last four dates on the opening leg of the tour, which helped propel the “Formation” tour to the top of the Hot Tours chart. The show brought in an astounding $7.1 million from a single show on May 14 at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, where Beyoncé performed in front of a crowd of 55,736.

Other than the person who played PokémonGO during one of Beyoncé’s recent shows (we’re still processing how that actually happened), we can’t think of anyone who doesn’t want to witness the queen in action, specifically when she pulls stunts like this:

And this:

Judging by the success of her tour so far, it’s clear that her fans do not play when it’s time for them to pay to see Beyoncé slay.

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