The next best thing to actually being there for it, I suppose…
"On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z," featuring the superstars in their first collaborative tour – and their first HBO concert event – will debut in September, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
Taping September 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris on the only international leg of their current tour, the special will feature the superstars performing more than 40 songs.
"This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO," noted Lombardo. "It’s going to be a night to remember."
Although 17-time Grammy winner Beyoncé and 19-time Grammy winner JAY Z have recorded numerous hit songs together, including “Crazy in Love” and “Drunk in Love,” and have been special guests on each other’s tours, "On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z" marks the first time the married couple has toured together on the same bill. The tour covers 19 stadiums in the U.S. and 2 stadium shows in Paris.
Beyoncé is currently appearing on HBO in "Beyoncé: X10," a ten-episode series of concert performances debuting Sunday nights before "True Blood"; she was previously seen on the network in the feature-length documentary "Life Is But a Dream," which debuted in February 2013. Meanwhile, Jay-Z’s "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" had its world premiere on HBO in August 2013.
Watch the teaser for the upcoming HBO special below: