Beyonce and Jay Z are not your average anything, so why in the world would they have an average tour? The pair have been our “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” and have been both “Crazy in Love” and “Drunk in Love,” and this year, they’re ‘On the Run,’ as the title of their joint tour indicates. Together, the Knowles-Carter pair have been ruling pop, hip-hop and R&B. They’re businesspeople, the creators of their respective independent empires that, when combined, make them probably one of the most powerful couples in the world. Quite honestly, we have been in very dire need of a tour starring these two, and given the game-changing 2013 they had, both together and on their own, especially Bey’s last-minute entry with her surprise, self-titled LP, the timing couldn’t possibly be better. And if the star-studded promotional trailer is any indication, the live show will be an explosive one.
Fri., July 11, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 9, 2014