It seems like it has been a long time since there was a legitimate concert special. HBO is looking to break back into the genre with Beyonce and Jay-Z. You’re not going to get a better spectacle than that tour. Throw your diamonds up and grab your surfboard.
If you were tuned into HBO over the weekend, you got a teaser of the special premiering September 20 at 9pm EST. The network picked an interesting choice for Beyonce to cover. Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra was covered by Beyonce in black and white. The theme of the song is actually abusive relationships, but I think marketing just wanted Beyonce in a retro look and went with this song.
The rest of the trailer is footage from the tour. To say it is high-energy is a bit of an understatement. What will get people talking is the song. Beyonce and Jay-Z have been dogged by divorce rumors for months.
Is it just tabloids wanting something to write about? Pictures of the couple show them pretty happy, and as music’s reigning power couple, it doesn’t look like they are slowing down. In North America alone, the tour has grossed $100 million in ticket sales. In case you were wondering HBO’s motives in putting on a special, there you have it.
Beyonce and Jay-Z literally print money when they step on stage. Below is the trailer. Set your DVRs for the concert spectacle of 2014.