Last year, when B2K reunited for The Millennium Tour, the 2000s R&B/pop group’s frontman, Omarion, had a realization: “Fans were coming up to us at the show, and they were like, ‘Yo, this is my girl. We haven’t hung out in many years — she has kids, I have kids — but we’re at The Millennium Tour,’ ” recalls the singer. “To see all of the fans be engaged on a level like that encouraged me to continue.”
The Millennium Tour grossed $25.5 million in 2019, selling just under 290,000 tickets, according to Billboard Boxscore. The nostalgia-fueled trek even caught the eye of Drake, who booked B2K along with the show’s supporters Ying Yang Twins, Mario and Lloyd for a slot at Toronto’s OVO Fest last August.
The successful run inspired Omarion to keep it going, and last November, he announced plans for The Millennium Tour 2020, co-headlined by himself and frequent collaborator Bow Wow. The duo released a joint album, Face Off, in 2007 — it hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart — but the pair hasn’t toured since 2005. Omarion later revealed that Ashanti would serve as the 2020 tour’s “first lady.”