Beyoncé and Jay-Z
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Beyoncé, Jay-Z Kick Off On The Run II Tour
You would expect nothing less than epic from a pair like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and on opening night of their One The Run II tour on June 6 in Cardiff, Wales, they delivered. With a set spanning more than 35 of their combined hits, take a peek inside one of the hottest tours of the year.
In a cheeky nod to the infamous elevator incident of 2014, the GRAMMY-winning power couple were lifted onto the stage via elevator before launching into a joint rendition of " Magna Carta Holy Grail." They shared the stage for an addition four tracks, including "Part II (On The Run)," "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," "Drunk in Love," and "Clique"/"Diva."
Queen Bey and Hova then ran through a slew of tracks from her GRAMMY-winning Lemonade and his GRAMMY-nominated 4:44 in addition to some classic fan favorites. Jay-Z indulged the crowd with "Big Pimpin'," "99 Problems" and "Run This Town" while Beyoncé put the audience through their paces with her "Run the World (Girls)" and "Feeling Myself." She also covered Ed Sheeran's "Perfect."
Both giant artists in their own right, the couple shared the stage equally, offering just what you would expect: raw confessions, rousing, visually stunning crowd pleasers and a healthy dose of much-needed empowerment and political activism.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z will continue to wow European crowds through July 17 before they head back stateside for the North American leg of the tour that will run through Oct. 4. Grab your tickets now via Ticketmaster because we won't be "Young Forever."