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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run Tour II poster is inspired by a classic Senegalese movie

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In the picture, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are seated on a motorbike embellished with a bull’s long-horned skull.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are at it again ! The couple just confirmed they’re joining forces for the newly announced “On The Run II” stadium tour. The Lemonade singer took to Instagram to share the news via a video post and two black and white promo pics featuring her and her husband Jay-Z.

Some Internet users were quick to point out the reference to a scene from Senegalese classic film Touki Bouki, directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty back in 1973. Shot and set in Senegal, the movie tells the story of Mory and Anta, a young couple who tries to escape to Paris by comes up with different schemes to raise money for the trip, including robbing people.

Touki Bouki - OTRII

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To this day, Touki Bouki is considered to be a classic of Africanfre cinema, so it’s no surprise Jay and Bey got their inspiration from this film as a means to refresh their over-used signature Bonnie and Clyde-inspired personas.

We hope the fans will be curious enough to go watch Mambéty’s film. In the meantime, check out the dates for the On The Run Tour II below !

 

 

 

OTR II UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES :

June 06 Cardiff, UK Principality Stadium On sale March 23
June 09 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park On sale March 23
June 13 Manchester, UK Etihad Stadium On sale March 23
June 15 London, UK London Stadium On sale March 23
June 19 Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam Arena On sale March 19
June 23 Copenhagen, DK Parken Stadium On sale March 19
June 25 Stockholm, SW Friends Arena On sale March 23
June 28 Berlin, DE Olympiastadion On sale March 19
June 30 Warsaw, PL Stadion Narodowy On sale March 23
July 03 Cologne, DE RheinEnergieStadion On sale March 19
July 06 Milan, IT San Siro On sale March 19
July 08 Rome, IT Stadio Olimpico On sale March 19
July 11 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium On sale March 19
July 14 Paris, FR Stade de France On sale March 19
July 17 Nice, FR Allianz Riviera On sale March 19

OTR II NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES :

July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium On sale March 19
July 28 Washington, DC FedEx Field On sale March 19
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field On sale March 19
Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field On sale March 19
Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field On sale March 19
Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field On sale March 19
Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome On sale March 19
Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl On sale March 19
Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium On sale March 19
Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place On sale March 19


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