This weekend, Queen Bey and Jay Z will be stopping in Philly for their “On The Run” tour. And sadly, because life just isn’t fair, we can’t all be there in person to witness the magic (and rumored relationship drama) play out on stage. So this week, in lieu of a concert ticket, we’ve decided to bring you the next best thing: a very long workout playlist jam-packed with all of our favorite Beyoncé and Jay Z hits, including a few from their respective “Survivor” and “Hard Knock Life” days. Just pop in your headphones, pretend you’re at Citizen’s Bank Park, and get your sweat on—and whatever you do, do not look at Instagram.
Summer is prime time for concert goers here in Philly. (Don’t believe us? See what our pals over at Ticket have to say about it.) Sweat Fitness is getting in the spirit with a Summer Concert Cycling Series in July and August, a slew of theme rides that are open to gym members and the public.
The classes will feature playlists chock-full of hits from the big names coming to town, including Katy Perry (Wells Fargo Center, August 4th and 5th), Miley Cyrus (Wells Fargo, August 2nd), Bruno Mars (Susquehanna Bank Center, July 17th) and Billy Joel (Citizens Bank Park, August 2nd). There are even rides dedicated to the Made in America festival, one of which—August 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Sweat on Arch Street—will feature a live DJ during the ride and post-workout wine and snacks.
If you scored tickets to the Beyonce and Jay-Z concert on July 5th, let me first say this: Please don’t post any pictures, unless you want me to spend the night sobbing while Beyonce’s greatest hits play softly in the background.
If you are lucky enough to go to the concert and you’re looking for a pre-game (or maybe you just want to jam to some of Bey and Jay’s greatest hits), sign up for Body Cycle Studio’s On the Run Ride this Saturday. This pre-concert cycling class is sure get you pumped, and will still leave you plenty of time to primp for the show.
You know what the doctor says: A little music every day keeps the blahs away. To help, we round up a concert for every day of this week.
Unless you were under a pop culture rock yesterday, you most likely saw or heard about the now viral TMZ video of Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, beating the living daylight out of Mr. Carter himself, Jay Z. Of course, the Internet couldn’t let that go, so I’ve rounded up some of the best memes that came out of the epic brawl.
This morning Jay Z and Beyoncé ended months of speculation that they would be touring together by announcing details on their “On the Run” tour. The 16-stop summer tour will reach cities throughout North America, including Philly on July 5th. According to Huffington Post, “the tour was supposed to be called the ‘Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour.’ Instead, the concerts will file under the ‘On The Run’ moniker, a reference to the pair’s collaboration on Jay Z’s most recent album, Magna Carta … Holy Grail.”
The other day, I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed when I came across this video of a New York City socialite of sorts, getting her groove on in a Beyonce-inspired dance class. The envy that I felt was absurd. All I could think was, Why isn’t every dance studio in Philadelphia hosting hourly Beyonce-themed dance classes, every single day?! Whyyy? (Dramatic, I know) And then Philly Dance Fitness came along with their Bootylicious Beyonce Twerkshop. Yep, that’s right: A Twerkshop.
Last year, the dance studio hosted Beyonce-themed dance classes and Twerkshop classes, and after tons of requests to bring these favorites back, the studio decided to combine the two, creating the 90-minute workshop of everyone’s dreams. (Okay, maybe not everyone.) During the workshop, participants will, first, learn how to twerk. Then they will “pop, grind, shake and wind through 90 minutes of nonstop dance routines,” to the beat of Beyonce tunes, of course.
As Philly waits with bated breath over the lineup for this year’s Made in America festival, social media is buzzing with some juicy rumors about who is going to take the stage during what is becoming an annual Labor Day weekend tradition on the Parkway. For those Ms. Carter fans who didn’t get to see Queen B last year, you might be in luck.
Cizzle tells me he was inspired to do a “Partition” remix, “because I was drawn to the contradictions and dualities Beyoncé presents in her song. We generally know her as a wholesome, “PC” person, so hearing her be so sexually explicit is something I think everyone found alluring. I approach rap as a creative platform to communicate ideas and concepts that most of us don’t normally get a chance to express in our everyday lives, so I thought it would be interesting to put my own unique spin on the theme of the track.”