After dressing Beyoncé for events that ranged from the Mrs. Carter Show Tour to the 2014 Grammy’s, Michael Costello’s design talents were called in once again to complete wardrobe looks for the On The Run Tour.

During the show, Beyoncé performs in two looks from Costello, one of which is a dramatic black Victorian lace bodysuit. According to Costello, the inspiration was” a very cathedral, romantic, Victorian feel” coupled with his personal music taste.

“My inspiration comes from Beyoncé because I’m a true, die-hard Beyoncé fan, but I think it’s her hair and the way that she moves—I try to use that and mimic that into the clothing. Whether it’s a sequin, a button, or a dramatic sleeve. If you see the dramatic sleeves I did for the Beyoncé lace Victorian bodysuit—the black one—I wanted something she could move in and look stunning in when she’s onstage,” Costello said.

According to the Project Runway alum, the Victorian bodysuit Beyoncé wears for the tour is a product of 72 hours of construction, followed by another 48 hours just to put the entire piece together. “I can make them in an hour or two —especially a performance piece—but that one was a little more intricate with a lot of detail, and we had to go by some really precise measurements. I just wanted to make that one extra special. So, I’d say about five days total for that one piece,” Costello says of the outfit. Of the final look, Costello said, “I had to try to think danceable. Ty was telling me, ‘be fabulous. Be who you are. Do exactly what you do—we love what you do. But, make it danceable.’ So, I think that’s the approach that I wanted to try and take for everything for her, to find a way to make it Michael Costello, for Beyoncé, for On the Run Tour, but danceable.” Read more...
Beyonce and Jay-Z performed on their On The Run Tour at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Beyoncé and Jay Z enlisted the talents of designer favorite Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy for the finale of their On The Run Tour, and the outcome was monochrome patriotism.

According to Givenchy, Beyoncé’s finale look, a detachable black and white American flag skirt, featured a train that is 5 meters long (16.4 ft.) and actually isn’t a skirt at all, it is in fact a giant shirt tied around the waist. While the flag is 5 meters long, it only weighs 500 grams (1.10 lbs.) allowing for it to fly well on stage.

The outfit took over 500 hours to make and all of the stars on the flag are hand-embroider in white thread for a mega couture finish. As for the inspiration for the look, according to Givenchy, “the inspiration is the American Danger: Bonnie & Clyde with a modern twist.”
The first episode of Beyoncé: X10 aired yesterday on HBO. Be sure to watch the "Ghost/Haunted" performance from The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour below!

The Carters capped off the BET Awards with a surprise performance. While the couple was not at the actual show in L.A., they pre-taped a performance of “Partition” from their “On the Run Tour,” which kicked off in Miami last week.

Jay Z spit a new verse at the beginning of the track before Bey busted out her Crazy Horse-inspired moves on the pole.

Queen Bey also went home with three awards including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (“Drunk In Love”), and the Fandemonium Award.

Watch Mr. and Mrs. Carter shut it down.

Beyonce and Jay-Z performed on the On The Run Tour at the Great American Ball Park on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In the gallery you'll also find new rehearsal photos.

New items, including some of the On the Run tour merchandise, are now available at the Beyonce Online Shop!

Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run Tour opened in Miami with Beyoncé outfitted in Versace for the first performance of the night, “’03 Bonnie and Clyde.”

Beyoncé took the stage wearing a custom-made Versace leotard partially crafted with see-through net featuring a full-plunge front, paired with a corresponding netted mask.

Versace’s fashion house spoke on the outfit’s inspiration saying, “For the show looks, we wanted to keep true to the songs on the album. We were inspired by the gangster, Hip-Hop feel” and referred to the opening look as “a sexy bandit on the run.”

The entire show opening look took approximately 200 hours to craft.

Be sure to watch a new video from tour rehearsals below.

Beyonce and Jay-Z kicked off their On The Run Tour yesterday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The full show setlist is available under the cut.

In the gallery you'll find photos of the tourbook and here you can see other tour merchandise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Beyonce also shared new pictures from rehearsals on her official website.

Read more... was updated with new photos from the On the Run Tour rehearsals.

10 weeks. 10 Exclusive concert videos.

BEYONCÉ: X10 – The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour debuts next Sunday at 8:55PM on HBO before True Blood.

Beyonce shared a new photo from the On the Run Tour rehearsals.

Beyonce is heading back to HBO.

Following her 2013 documentary Life Is But a Dream, Beyonce will return to the premium network for a series of four-minute concert segments from her Mrs. Carter World Tour called Beyonce: X10.

The 10 installments will air every Sunday evening at 8:55 p.m. ET/PT ahead of the seventh and final season of True Blood beginning June 29.

Taped performances of "Blow/Cherry," "Drunk in Love," "Ghost/Haunted," "Flawless/Yonce," "Get Me Bodied/Baby Boy/Diva," "Girls," "Heaven," "Partition," "Why Don't You Love Me?" and "XO" will air as part of the series.

The performances were shot in various cities around the world from Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour. The tour began in April 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia and ended in March 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. It was the highest-grossing female solo tour in 2013.
Despite what you've heard, demand appears high for Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour.

Multiple published reports that the upcoming Jay-Z/Beyonce co-headlining stadium tour -- set to begin in Miami on June 25 and wrap in San Francisco Aug. 5 -- is struggling, or that ticket sales are "dismal," are inaccurate, Billboard has learned.

Sources close to the Live Nation-produced tour tell Billboard that, as of June 17, the tour has racked up about $86 million in ticket sales and is on a pace to gross close to $100 million from just 19 shows. The source says attendance is on a pace to top 850,000 tickets sold, and a Live Nation rep confirmed to Billboard last night that the tour is indeed nearing that threshold. That’s a whopping nightly take of $5.2 million, and an average attendance of nearly 45,000 per show -- well more than two sold-out arena shows would generate in any given market. Numerous shows are sold out, and Live Nation cites "unprecedented" VIP and platinum ticket sales.

Two days later, Live Nation offered this statement to Billboard: "The On The Run Tour opens next Wednesday in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium to over 48,000 fans, then rolls to Cincinnati to a sellout crowd of more than 37,000 fans, and on July 1st more than 50,000 fans will pack Boston’s Gillette Stadium. With sellout nights across North America, these first three shows are indicative of the strong demand. Overall, the tour has sold well over 750,000 tickets, grossing more than $90 million, and has unprecedented VIP and Platinum ticket sales."

Those types of numbers would make On The Run one of the most successful tours of the year, with quite possibly the highest per-show average in terms of gross and attendance of any tour on the road this year. That is not unexpected; while both Beyonce and Jay-Z toured extensively in 2013, their audiences do not completely overlap, and their profile as music’s “power couple” gives the pairing the type of “event” status coveted in the live music industry. Read more...
Beyonce shared another new picture from the On the Run Tour rehearsals on Instagram.

On her official website, she remembered Tupac Shakur on the day of his birthday with one of his quotes:

“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”

― Tupac Shakur
WHAT: "ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z" to exclusively visit Paris, France. Only European city.
WHEN: September 12 and 13
WHERE: Stade de France, Paris

HOW: Members of Beyoncé's Fan Club will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 17 at 8:00 am local time. For additional details visit,

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, June 17 at 10:00 am local time.

Tickets for the "ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z" at Paris' Stade de France go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, June 19 at

"ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z," in partnership with #BeyGOOD, will donate €1 from every ticket purchased to the Shawn Carter Foundation to support students.

Beyonce posted first photos from the On the Run Tour rehearsals on Instagram:

"I feel like the luckiest girl to hold a microphone . Im grateful to be able to do what I love. Thank you. I love you."

On Facebook, she shared the video for Kelly Rowland's song "The Game":

"Love this new short film "Pixote's Game" by Spike Lee for Kelly Rowland's new song, "The Game!""

Beyonce and Jay-Z will play two nights at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium this Summer as part of their anticipated "On The Run Tour."

According to organizers, demand has been so great for their Friday, July 11 date that a second show has been set for Saturday, July 12.

Tickets for the anticipated concert go on sale this Saturday, June 7 at 10 am. Beyonce fan club members will be granted access to pre-sale tickets beginning today, Thursday, June 5, at 8 am ET.

Onsale to General Public
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Tickets for On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and JAY Z at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on July 11 are finally going on sale! Check out all the details below.

Onsale to General Public
Start: Wed, 06/04/14 10:00 AM EDT and VIP Package Presales
Start: Mon, 06/02/14 08:00 AM EDT
End: Tue, 06/03/14 10:00 PM EDT

Chase® Cardmember Presale
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If fans were excited for Beyoncé and Jay Z to hit the road together on this summer’s On The Run Tour, it’s safe to say things ramped up even more when the power couple released a completely unexpected, star-studded faux movie trailer earlier this month. Featuring a gun-wielding Beyoncé, a gangster Jay, and cameos from A-list Hollywood royalty including Sean Penn, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, and Don Cheadle, the trailer—technically a music video for Jay’s "Part II (On the Run)"—was a gloriously epic shock to the system.

But how did it all come together? And even though the words “Coming Never” flash on the screen at the video’s end, will we ever see this become an actual feature-length film? We turned to the film’s director, former Beyoncé creative director and Grammy-winning music video bigwig, Melina Matsoukas, for those answers and more. The filmmaker, who has worked with everyone from Rihanna to Solange and Lady Gaga, revealed to how Beyoncé and Jay transformed into action stars, which actor dropped everything for their cameo, and why she considers the Carters family.

This 'Run' video was straight-up epic. Take me through the process of how it came to life.

Obviously I’ve worked with Beyoncé quite a bit; I know Jay through the years. We’ve been trying to work together for a couple of his albums and it just never came to fruition. I’d been dying to work with him and I love working with her, so it just felt like the perfect combination. With this song, it’s actually a music video—I know everyone’s calling it a trailer, which I guess it is as well. But it’s a music video for his song “Part II (On The Run).” I feel like in Jay’s career he doesn’t want to just do a normal music video. So we were trying to come up with a way to visualize the song that wasn’t something that we’ve seen before. So I came up with this whole movie trailer idea and it just kind of progressed from there. We were talking about trying to hide the fact that it was a music video, and the idea was to release this trailer for this blockbuster that you’ll never see. Read more...

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