Beyoncé and Jay Z’s ‘On The Run II’ tour video was inspired by classic African cinema

The two artists will head out on a huge world stadium tour later this year

Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s announcement video for their upcoming ‘On The Run II’ tour was inspired by a Senegalese movie from the 1970s, it has emerged.

The husband-and-wife duo announced the huge joint tour yesterday (March 12), three years on from the first time they co-headlined a tour.

The announcement of the ‘On The Run II’ tour was accompanied by a video which showed clips of Beyoncé and Jay Z on the road together, as well as new shots of the couple sitting on a motorbike

Fans of the two artists have now established that the tour video appears to have been influenced by the 1973 Senegalese film Touki Bouki, which was directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty.

Touki Bouki – which roughly translates to “a hyena on a journey” – follows a couple who embark on a road trip from the Senegalese capital, Dakar. The couple, Mory and Anta, harbour dreams of making it to Paris, and thus attempt to make money in order to fly to France.

 Twitter users have picked on Beyoncé and Jay Z’s referencing of Touki Bouki, with one writing that Africa “will always inspire”.

Beyoncé and Jay Z will bring the ‘On The Run II’ tour to the UK for a select number of dates in June – see those below:

June 6            Cardiff, UK                   Principality Stadium 
June 9            Glasgow, UK                Hampden Park
June 13            Manchester, UK           Etihad Stadium
June 15            London, UK                  London Stadium



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