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Beyoncé and Jay Z's 'On the Run' HBO special to air Sept. 20

Beyoncé and Jay Z's 'On the Run' HBO special to air Sept. 20
HBO special will feature more than 40 songs from Mr. and Mrs. Carter's stadium show.

Beyoncé and Jay Z’s HBO concert special will debut Sept. 20.

HBO previously announced it would tape a pair of shows from the superstar couple’s On the Run summer stadium tour.

The special will be taped during their shows in Paris on Sept. 12 and 13 at Stade de France  -- the only international shows they’ve booked for the tour-- and will feature more than 40 songs.

“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, said in an earlier statement. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

Despite a number of joint hits documenting their love over the last dozen or so years -- “Crazy in Love,” “ '03 Bonnie & Clyde” and “Drunk in Love,” to name a few -- and countless performances together, the pair had yet to tour together.

Last summer, Jay Z used HBO to debut "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" built around his hit album "Magna Carta Holy Grail."

Mr. Carter’s pop diva wife is currently the focus of “Beyoncé: X10,” a 10-episode miniseries of flashy performances from her Mrs. Carter Show that premiered before HBO’s hit vampire series “True Blood”; last year, she also revealed herself through the documentary “Life Is but a Dream.”

“On the Run Tour: Beyoncé And Jay Z” airs Sept. 20 at at 9 p.m.

 

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