Jay-Z, Beyonce and Cleveland — collision course set for July 25 at FirstEnergy

America’s first couple is coming to Cleveland.

I’m talking, obviously, of Jay-Z and Beyonce.

The mega music stars and married couple announced a stadium tour — “On the Run II” — that, following a jaunt in Europe, will bring them to stadiums in the U.S. starting July 25 in, yes, Cleveland at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Forecast for July 25 in Northeast Ohio: sizzling-hot.

As you might have gathered from the tour’s name, this isn’t the first tour on which the hip-hop legend and the R&B siren have collaborated. In summer of 2014, Beyoncé and Jay-Z performed six weeks of sold-out stadium dates across North America with the “On the Run” tour, a news release from Live Nation reminds us. That tour, which did not come to Cleveland, closed with two dates in Paris that were filmed for an HBO special that received an Emmy nomination.

However, the two did perform in Cleveland at a campaign rally for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce embrace during a campaign rally for then Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland Nov. 4, 2016. Clinton’s campaign turned to a series of star-studded free concerts in swing states to try and energize young and minority voters. Jay-Z and Beyonce will return to Cleveland to perform July 25 at Firstenergy Stadium with their “On the Run II” tour. (Associated Press file photos)

The couple has been married since 2008 and are believed to have a combined worth of more than $1 billion. So, you know, they probably really need this.

Help them out when tickets go on sale March 19 at LiveNation.com and “all the usual outlets.” Because Citi is the official credit card of the tour, there is a pre-sale opportunity for cardholders. Get details at citiprivatepass.com.

Stream of the week: I had been eagerly awaiting the new album from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and the just-released “Tearing at the Seams” has not let me down one bit. After a few spins, my take is that it’s less anthemic than the retro soul-rock group’s previous studio effort, “Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats,” but instead a more refined version of what they do. This looks like it will be a big part of my rotation for the next several weeks. I also hope to catch them June 3 with The Head and the Heart at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland. In the meantime, here’s the video for new track “You Worry Me”:

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