For the collaborative Beyoncé/Jay Z “On the Run” tour opener — filming mostly just two VIPs on the run — HBO will have 20 cameras on the run.
Taping Sept. 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris — the tour’s only international leg — it features 40 songs. Herself changes 15 costumes. Concert director is Jonas Akerlund who masterminded her “Beyoncé Superpower,” “Beyoncé Haunted” previous videos.
She’s won 17 Grammys, Z’s copped 19. They’ll do 19 US shows, plus two in Paris. Having guested on each other’s tours, it’s their first shot together. And as everyone knows who reads newspapers, watches TV or counsels on celebrity marriages, this may be their last time doing anything together. I mean, forget just singing.
HBO’s immortalized them before. Her February 2013 documentary “Life Is But a Dream” she directed. Just ended, her 10-episode series “Beyoncé: X10,” aired Sunday nights before “True Blood.” Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” premiered on their air 2013. The special airs 9 p.m. Saturday Sept. 20.