Beyoncé and Jay-Z Release Pre-“On The Run” Short Film

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With rumors of infidelity, pregnancy, and we can’t forget that now famous elevator video, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have had one headline worthy and packed summer which also included that little “On the Run” Tour which is where talks of a potential break-up stemmed from.

Like it was reported months ago, the power couple had decided to film their Paris shows at the Stade de France this past weekend (Sept. 12 and 13) for an HBO special titled, On the Run: Beyoncé and Jay-Z. In conjunction with the special which is slated to premiere this Saturday, Sept. 20, the duo have teamed up with director Dikayl Rimmasch to release a series of cinematic short films.

The three-part series is titled Bang Bang (not to be confused with the Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj collaboration) and heavily draws inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde. The series portrays the performers as the famed outlaws which we all know the two like since their first collaboration was called “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” and their tour was named “On the Run.”

In an interview Rimmasch expressed what the couple were trying to portray int eh video saying, “We’re not trying to do this literally, it’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. We’re on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliche. On the run from doing the same thing again.”

But when you’re banking as much as you are for these shows, it’s kind of hard to do the same thing again.

‘On the Run’ Tour to Air on HBO

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Weren’t able to get ticket to the mega tour that is Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On the Run” Tour?

Don’t worry, because it looks like HBO has gotten the rights to air the full concert in a special for the cable network.

On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z will feature up to 40 songs recorded during the power couple’s September 12 and 13  shows at Paris’ Stade de France. With the knowledge that we have of the setlists from the previous “On the Run” stops, songs such as “Drunk in Love,” “Holy Grail” (with Beyoncé filling in for Justin Timberlake), a “Partition” remix by HOV, and a tribute to Michael Jackson will, most likely, be included.

“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” said HBO’s President of Programming, Michael Lombard. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

In the past, HBO has had a good relationship with the Carters and specials concerning them. The network previously debuted Jay-Z’s video for “Picasso Baby” and aired Beyoncé’s Life is But a Dream documentary. The cable network has also scored a 10-episode series which chronicles the pop star’s 2013 “The Mrs. Carter Show” world tour titled, Beyoncé: X10.

The “On the Run” Tour became one of the most anticipated tours for the Summer with only 13 tour dates which kicked off at the end of June at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

Though the special is not scheduled to air until September, it’s something for fans of the power-couple to look forward to if they were not fortunate enough to get tickets to the shows.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Go ‘On the Run’ in Miami

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A few months ago, we revealed that Beyoncé and Jay-Z would be heading on a joint tour this Summer. the “On the Run” tour kicked off in Miami at Sun Life Stadium.

The powerhouse duo went on to perform a 42-song setlist which included “Holy Grail” which had Beyoncé filling in for Justin Timberlake as well as Jay-Z remixing Beyoncé “Partition” and “Love On Top,”  a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, who passed away five years ago to the day yesterday.

But, when your tour is named “On the Run” how else do you begin your set than with the song that started it all; “03 Bonnie and Clyde.”
All in all, according to the setlist that was provided to us, we can see that the amount of songs that Beyoncé and Jay-Z were evenly divided.

Talk about an understanding relationship.

Check out some of the footage below.

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The tour will conitnue on June 28 when it hits up Cincinnati at the Great American Ballpark.

BEYONCE/JAY-Z “ON THE RUN” TOUR DATES:

June 28 – Cincinnati, OH (Great American Ballpark)

July 1 – Foxborough, MA (Gillette Stadium)

July 5 – Philadelphia, PA (Citizen’s Bank Park)

July 7 – Baltimore, MD (M & T Bank Stadium)

July 9 – Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)

July 11 – East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)

July 15 – Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)

July 18 – Houston, TX (Minute Maid Park)

July 20 – New Orleans, LA (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

July 22 – Dallas, TX (AT&T Stadium)

July 24 – Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)

July 27 – Winnipeg, MB (Investor Group Field)

July 30 – Seattle, WA (Safeco Field)

August 2 – Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)

August 5 – San Francisco, CA (AT&T Park)

September 12- Paris, FR (Stade de France)

September 13 – Paris, FR (Stade de France)