Destiny’s Child reunion tour rumours: Are you ready for this jelly?
Destiny’s Child are reportedly in talks for a Spice Girls-style global reunion tour, with Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle rumoured to be gearing up for UK show dates.
It was first reported on 4 August 2019 that the 90s girl group were considering getting back together for performances across the US and Europe, which has caused fans everywhere to feel pretty much every Emotion.
As The Sun reports, the timing is spot on to get Jumpin’, Jumpin’ — 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Michelle Williams joining original Destiny’s Child members Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland. The band had two UK No. 1s with “Independent Women” and “Survivor”.
They also had “Bootylicious”, “Emotion”, “Lose My Breath” and “Soldier” reach the top five and record Survivor hit No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, and their popularity has remained steady since they officially disbanded in 2006. Globally, Destiny’s Child sales topped 60 million units. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the debut of their The Writing’s On the Wall album, and the band has partnered with retailer Urban Outfitters on a vinyl re-release (set to come out 1 November 2019).
So what about this reunion tour, you ask?
When is the Destiny’s Child reunion tour?
A music insider is quoted by the British newspaper as saying, “Beyonce has been desperate to get the girls back together with her in the studio and she can’t think of a better time than 2020, when they will be marking two decades as one of the world’s biggest all-female groups. She saw the success of the Spice Girls tour and wants to replicate that — but far bigger and better. Beyoncé has been meeting with Kelly and Michelle and discussing what they can do.”
The source continues, “It’s early days but they want to record new music and put it out alongside some of their biggest hits. Then they want to do a tour which will be short enough for them to fit it into their schedules, but big enough to make sure all their fans can make a date to see them. As well as going around the US they want to play dates in Europe, including the UK.”
They finish with, “They are one of the very few groups where love for them has only grown since they went on hiatus in 2006, so the demand is massive.”
When it comes to the online response, it seems like fans are more than willing to throw Bills, Bills, Bills at the possible Destiny’s Child reunion tour tickets.
On Twitter, @xoxoBnWade wrote, “If Destiny’s Child does a reunion tour, they are getting all of my coins. EVERY CENT.”
Similarly enthusiastic fan @racheltsang1 of Manchester tweeted, “DESTINY’S CHILD REUNION TOUR OH MY GOD PLS LET THIS BE TRUE”.
While fans may already be listening to "Say My Name" on blast, the Destiny’s Child reunion tour has yet to be confirmed by anyone from the band itself. Naturally, this has some fans skeptical, with @Jon_Konn writing, “This Destiny’s Child reunion tour BETTER NOT BE FAKE NEWS I SWEAR TO GOD! 😤. I’m not gonna believe it until I hear it from @Beyonce herself”.
When did Destiny’s Child last perform together?
The members of Destiny’s Child have always been on good terms; when they announced their breakup, they sent a statement to MTV saying, "No matter what happens, we will always love each other as friends and sisters and will always support each other as artists.”
The trio briefly reunited last year when Beyoncé invited Kelly and Michelle to join her on stage at the legendary American music festival, Coachella. The performance would ultimately become a Netflix documentary, “Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé”, and only served to turn up the volume on fans’ desire for a Destiny’s Child reunion. They had also gotten back together for a short set during Beyoncé’s 2016 Super Bowl half-time show.
Despite it being 15 years since they released their last album, 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled, Destiny’s Child still enjoys over 10 million monthly streams on Spotify. Otherwise, the trio have been living life as Independent Women.
Where are they now: Destiny’s Child solo careers
Beyoncé has continued her meteoric rise to becoming one of the most famous women on the planet, having released six studio albums and been recognised by the Recording Industry Association of America as the Top Certified Artist in America of the 2000s decade, won 23 Grammy Awards (and is the most nominated female artist ever) and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Most recently, she starred as Nala in Disney’s “The Lion King” reboot — though the associated album she headlined, The Gift, had disappointing sales in the UK according to Metro.
Kelly Rowland similarly enjoyed solo success after Destiny’s Child, having sold nearly 30 million records on her own. She has released four studio albums and enjoyed a number of popular singles including “Stole”, “When Love Takes Over” with DJ David Guetta and “Dilemma” alongside American rapper Nelly. Rowland has also enjoyed an acting career and been a coach on reality show "The Voice Australia" for the last three series.
Michelle Williams has also had a busy solo career, releasing four solo albums ranging from pop to gospel — including the the single “Say Yes”, where she was joined on the track by Knowles and Rowland. She has also been an actress, both on-stage and on-screen, with appearances in the Broadway musicals “Aida” and “Once on This Island”, a London West End production of “Chicago” as well as television series guest spots on “American Soul” and “Raven’s Home”.
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