Beyonce shared pics from her "On The Run" mini-movie shoot. See photos inside and get the deets on "Beyonce X:10" and D'Angelo's upcoming tour and album.
As Beyonce and Jay Z prepare to hit the road with their "On The Run" tour (which kicks off in Miami, FL on June 25th), she uploaded pics and stills from their "On The Run" promo film (starring Blake Lively, Rashida & Kidada Jones).
Also, HBO announced that it will air four 10-minute segments from Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour ahead of “True Blood.” Dubbed “Beyonce: X10,” the segments will air Sundays at 8:55 p.m. Eastern starting June 29 during the final season of “True Blood.”
See movie stills here:
In other music news.....
Will 2014 be the year D'Angelo makes his official comeback? It seems like it. D'angelo's manager Kevin Liles, who recently revealed that he and wife Erika are expecting their second child, told Billboard that we should expect something this year.
""Here's the thing: with D'Angelo it was a process. He didn't perform for 10 years and he's been working on an album for the past 12 years. I actually got him to go out and do 30 shows [in 2011-2012], and then we did some 'Brothers in Arms' shows. I said, 'We have to get motivated around what people want to hear from you, and what does it mean to come back to that space?' He very bluntly put it, 'Kev, the studio and the stage: that's my lifeblood. Now that I've touched it again, now that I see it again, I wanna be sure that the baby I'm about to have -- the album -- that I take it to the point where it's all it can be.'
"There'll be an album this year: there's 14 records so far, we might have a couple of bonus records, but all the recording is basically done and we're mixing and mastering now. Definitely, he'll be back.
"We'll probably start an international tour in October, we'll come back [to the States]. We're doing a James Brown tribute in August [at the Hollywood Bowl] and some one-off things. But the touring will probably start in October and 2015."
Hmmmm.....a new album and tour in 2014? How will it sound? Kevin added,
"To limit it to soul is not the case, because there is a rock influence. But at the same time, it's very melodic and there's an influence of all the things he loves: there's James Brown, there's Prince, and everything people grew up loving D'Angelo for, from 'Brown Sugar' to 'Voodoo.' It's a mixture and an evolution of where he is right now. And you have to think that when you have the opportunity to work 10 years on an album, that album's truly gonna be what you want it to be. Is it limited to the kind of sound that he did with the earlier records? No, it's not."
Welcome back D'Angelo. We're here for some renewed sexiness....
Photos via Beyonce.com/Getty