Beyonce, Jay Z to tour together

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In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Jay Z and Beyonce arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum in New York. Hip-hop mogul Jay Z has shown his fondness for Armand de Brignac Champagne for years and has now bought the brand.

In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Jay Z and Beyonce arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum in New York. Hip-hop mogul Jay Z has shown his fondness for Armand de Brignac Champagne for years and has now bought the brand.

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In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Jay Z and Beyonce arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum in New York. Hip-hop mogul Jay Z has shown his fondness for Armand de Brignac Champagne for years and has now bought the brand.

In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Jay Z and Beyonce arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum in New York. Hip-hop mogul Jay Z has shown his fondness for Armand de Brignac Champagne for years and has now bought the brand.

NEW YORK - Music&39;s first couple Beyonce and Jay-Z on Monday announced a new joint tour in what will probably mark some of the year&39;s most lucrative concerts.

The singer and the rapper, who in June celebrated the birth of twins, will open the stadium tour on 6 June in the Welsh city of Cardiff.

The 36-date show will travel across Europe, including a Bastille Day show at the Stade de France in Paris, before a North American leg that closes on 2 October in Vancouver.

Beyonce announced the tour in a series of posts to her 112 million Instagram followers.

 

She also posted a half-minute video.

 

Jay-Z and Beyonce dubbed the tour "OTR II", a reference to their first co-headlining "On the Run" tour in 2014, which grossed some $100-million.

Beyonce is set to return to the stage in April to headline Coachella, the biggest-name US music festival, in her first performance since giving birth to the couple&39;s second and third children.

For Jay-Z, the tour follows solo concerts to promote "4:44," his introspective last album in which he notably apolosizes to Beyonce for infidelity.