Jay Z and Beyoncé Did It Again!

July 11, 2014

“Egos aside: They toggled, repeatedly, and mostly seamlessly from one megastar catalog to the other and took fan-favorites in surprising new directions — ones that imbued them with pathos that hadn’t been there before.” – MTV News editor Rebecca Thomas.

Music’s ultimate power couple, Jay Z and Beyoncé, have already established themselves as two of the biggest performing artists in the world. So when the two decided to tour together, it was parallel to taking out a royal procession. The analogy has more to do with the fanfare, the respect, the wild cheering and the awed silence which would greet a beloved member of royalty.

After their first collaboration in 2002 on 03 Bonnie & Clyde, they have worked together on numerous hit singles, including Crazy in Love and Drunk in Love. Needless to say, their musical chemistry is potent, which results in success. That success translates into their live performances as well. The power duo has enjoyed performing at sold-out arenas, all over the world.

Their latest collaboration comes in the form of On the Run Tour. Their latest tour was planned in the backdrop of their hugely successful solo tours, namely Jay Z’s “Magna Carter World Tour” and Beyoncé’s “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour”.

On the Run Tour is thematically based on their first single, Bonnie and Clyde, and takes its name from Jay Z’s song Part II (On the Run). In sync with the Bonnie and Clyde theme, the tour’s official poster features both donning black ski masks and looking pretty notorious.

The tour opened to rave reviews. Called everything from a “tantalizing spectacle” to the “best dual act concert in history”, it’s very obvious that Jay Z and Beyoncé have done it again. Their onstage chemistry, including the doting playfulness, the witty banter and the oozing sensuality, is complimented by their almost legendary live performances.

Their shows feature an astounding set list of forty songs, performed in a little over two and a half hours. This remarkable act makes their concerts a journey through two of the most powerful discographies in recent times. These are two entertainers at the top of their game, and they have just raised the bar on dual concerts for ever.

The tour has just begun and its American leg will wrap up on 6th August in San Francisco, before they move to Paris for the two final shows.

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