According to Contact Music, Jay and Bey have hired security team of 500 to protect them during the 21- date outing, which kicked off in Miami Wednesday night. The team will consist of 16 personal bodyguards on 24 hour watch, a 40-man security support group which will add 21 specialist bouncers on performance days, 300 crowd security staff and a an additional 50 trained team members to stop potential stage crashers.
”Beyoncé is a keen advocate of a work/life balance and wants to show she is a dedicated working mother,” a source told The Sun newspaper while noting how Bey desires to be the most hands-on mother in music with more than enough protection for her and her family. “They will not stop short of covering every aspect of their security, from crazed fans to potential stalkers and the unthinkable – kidnappers. Their security needs are like a military operation.”
Expected to take in around $100 million, the “On the Run” world tour will showcase Beyoncé and Jay Z in 16 cities across North America before traveling overseas to Europe for a two-night stint in Saint-Denis, France.
In addition to their personal security, tour venues will increase their own security personnel to make sure no harm comes to the headliners and daughter Blue Ivy from potential ”stalkers and kidnappers.”