Beyonce, Jay Z to tour together

The couple will tour together for the first time this summer, the R&B singer and rapper announced on Monday.

FILE:The couple will tour together for the first time this summer, the R&B singer and rapper announced on Monday. Picture: AFP.

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce and Jay Z, pop music's first couple, will tour together for the first time this summer, the R&B singer and rapper announced on Monday.

Beyonce, 32, and Jay Z, 44, who have collaborated on several songs together, will begin their 16-date North American On the Run tour on 25 June at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

They will also perform concerts at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as well as in Toronto and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The tour promoted by Live Nation Entertainment Inc. will finish on 5 August at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

The couple, who married in 2008 and have a daughter, most recently scored a hit with the song Drunk in Love. Earlier hits together include Crazy in Love and 03 Bonnie & Clyde.