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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II



The powerhouse couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z  announced Monday that their On the Run II tour will start June 6 in the United Kingdom and July 25 in North America. (A full list of North American stadium tour dates is below.) Presale starts Wednesday, with tickets going on sale March 19.

They are also still going with the bandits theme in 2018, along with some reconciliation for good measure. The trailer for On the Run II includes quick scenes of handcuffed hands, the pair driving in a convertible and speeding off on a motorcycle, along with the old reggae standard “I’m Still in Love with You Boy.”

Beyoncé and Jay-Z each embarked on a solo tour in support of their recent albums. Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and Jay-Z’s “4:44” earned them Grammy nominations for album of the year, but both lost. (“Lemonade” did win the Grammy for best urban contemporary album Grammy in 2017, and Adele basically said Beyoncé should have taken the top-album prize instead of her.)

In 2016, we were examining the tea leaves to discern what Beyoncé was spilling about her husband’s possible infidelity on “Lemonade”; the album took us on her journey from rage to sorrow to redemption. A year later, Jay-Z basically fessed up to his erring ways on “4:44,” repeating the phrase “I apologize” seven times in the title track.

When they hit a rough patch in their marriage, they started working on a joint project, Jay-Z said in an interview with the New York Times Style Magazine: “We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together.”

Beyoncé, who was further along with “Lemonade” than Jay-Z was with “4:44,” released her album first. “We still have a lot of that music,” Jay-Z told the Times. “And this is what it became. There was never a point where it was like, ‘I’m making this album.’ I was right there the entire time.”

Will some of that music make its way into the tour? We can only wait to see. The two collaborated on tracks in 2017, including “Family Feud” on “4:44” and on DJ Khaled’s “Shining.”

While the cost of the North America tickets for On the Run II isn’t available yet, Ticketmaster UK announced that in the United Kingdom, they would range from 25 to 160 pounds, plus fees (so that’s $34 to $222). People are already freaking out over how to pay for the shows:

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Bilal Ali

March 13th, 2018

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