HBO debuts trailer for Beyonce and Jay Z concert doc
If “Bang Bang” isn’t the song of the summer, it’s at least the chosen song title of the summer: There’s Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” Macy Gray’s “Bang Bang,” and now, Beyoncé’s cover of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Cher and previously covered by Nancy Sinatra.
The singer serenades husband Jay Z with the cover in a new trailer for HBO’s upcoming special about the pair’s “On the Run” tour. She shoots finger guns at the rapper as she sings; he responds by dramatically blowing cigar smoke into the air. The scene is filmed in black and white, and then suddenly, we’re transported from that world into the real world of Bey and Jay: Specifically, their energetic, colorful sold-out arena shows.
What follows are brief clips of the two performing on stage, dancing and singing and smiling at each other. These aren’t clips from the actual show the documentary will feature, though — the duo’s Paris shows scheduled for September 12 and 13 will be recorded and used for the concert film.
The special will air on HBO September 20 at 9 p.m. ET.