Anna Sheffer
June 16, 2018 11:31 am
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment

Last night, June 6th, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II tour kicked off in Cardiff, U.K. after months of anticipation from fans. We may not have been there in person, but thanks to posts from lucky concertgoers, we’re starting to get a sense of what went down.

And here is everything we know about this musical power couple‘s tour — so far.

After On the Run II‘s debut at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, Bey and Jay-Z will work their way around Europe until July 25th, when the tour heads to the United States. There, things will kick off in Cleveland, Ohio and continue for 28 stops around the States (and one show in Vancouver).

If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket to one of these tour dates, what can you expect?

On the Run II‘s overarching theme is “Gangster and his Queen.” It reportedly features video interludes, including photos of Sir and Rumi Carter. Some of the visuals were allegedly filmed in Jamaica and include footage of the couple renewing their vows in front of their three children (aww). Other intimate family moments are also used as a backdrop to their music.

If storytelling doesn’t do it for you, On the Run II‘s technical effects deliver.

Both artists have multiple (and memorable) costume changes. The set is elaborate, with the power couple making their entrance in an elevator (see what they did there?). There’s even a floating stage.

The tour addresses Jay-Z’s infidelity, but by the end of the set, it’s clear the couple has reconciled.

Official On the Run II merch even defines the word “f*ckery,” which many fans speculate is an allusion to Jay-Z’s affairs. In the second-to-last song in their set, Bey reportedly covers Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” before wrapping things up with “Young Forever.”

Apparently, during their June 15th show in London, the couple paid tribute to the Grenfell Tower tragedy that took place a year earlier — almost to the day — on June 14th, 2017 and claimed 72 lives.

Thanks to Billboard, we also know the show’s full setlist.

1. “Magna Carta Holy Grail” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
2. “Part II (On The Run)” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
3. “‘03 Bonnie & Clyde” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
4. “Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
5. “Clique”/”Diva” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
6. “On To the Next One” – JAY-Z
7. “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” – JAY-Z
8. “Flawless (Remix)” – Beyoncé
9. “Top Off” – JAY-Z
10. “Naughty Girl” – Beyoncé
11. “Big Pimpin'” – JAY-Z
12. “Run This Town” – JAY-Z
13. “Baby Boy”/”You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)” – Beyoncé
14. “Bam” – JAY-Z
15. “Hold Up”/”Countdown” – Beyoncé
16. “Sorry/Me, Myself and I” – Beyoncé
17. “99 Problems” – JAY-Z
18. “Ring The Alarm/Don’t Hurt Yourself” – Beyoncé
19. “I Care” – Beyoncé
20. “No Church in the Wild” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
21. “Song Cry” – JAY-Z
22. “Resentment” – Beyoncé
23. “Family Feud” – JAY-Z
24. “Upgrade U” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
25. “N—-s in Paris” – JAY-Z
26. “Beach is Better” – JAY-Z
27. “Formation” – Beyoncé
28. “Run the World (Girls)” – Beyoncé
29. “Public Service Announcement” – JAY-Z
30. “The Story of O.J.” – JAY-Z
31. “Deja Vu” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
32. “Show Me What You Got” – JAY-Z
33. “Crazy In Love” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
34. “Freedom” – Beyoncé
35. “U Don’t Know” – JAY-Z
36. “Perfect” (Ed Sheeran cover) – Beyoncé
37. “Young Forever” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z

This intel makes us extremely jealous of all those lucky souls who got to watch the show live. And we can’t wait to see even more highlights from On the Run II. 

Advertisement