Beyoncé and Jay-Z started up their second tour OTR II (On The Run II). Their tour began June 6, 2018 at Cardiff, UK then brought their act to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on the 22nd and 23rd of September. Their stage took up half of the field and the audiences seats were filled with very little space to move.
Opening the show the sister act Chloe and Halle Bailey, upcoming singers and actresses on the spin-off show Grown-ish performed songs from their recent album The Kids Are Alright. The Bailey sisters got their start on Radio Disney’s NBT (Next Big Thing) TV show and since then have starred in movies separately and together such as the Disney movie Let it Shine. The Bailey Sisters were not the only artists to perform before the main act.
After Chloe and Halle left the stage a video appeared on the backdrop, slightly after the video ended DJ Khaled appeared on stage riding a scooter. Khaled then played his own music while debuting some more cameos such as Tyga, Flip Dinero, YG, Ella Mai, Tank, and Fat Joe who each performed one or two of their songs.. After the cameos another video appeared on the backdrop chronicling Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s romance/marriage and debuted their Gangster and the Queen storyline. They both performed a good amount of their own songs while still performing together, they performed for about 4 hours and yet the only early 2000’s song that Beyoncé performed was Resentment from her B’Day album. There were many costume changes and one of the back up dancers took a dance solo. The OTR II tour ended on October 4 in Seattle, Washington. The concert was an all around success with high energy and an event I suggest experiencing.
Reporter: Nessa Osso