Destiny Fulfilled... and Lovin' It
|Tour by Destiny's Child|
|Associated album||Destiny Fulfilled|
|Start date||April 9, 2005|
|End date||January 9, 2006|
|Number of shows||7 in Asia
4 in Australia
19 in Europe
37 in North America
|Destiny's Child concert chronology|
Destiny Fulfilled... and Lovin' It was the final concert tour by American female R&B trio Destiny's Child, that visited Asia, Australia and North America. The U.S. leg of the tour grossed approximately $70.8 million according to Billboard magazine and was the highest-grossing tour for either a pop or R&B band since TLC's FanMail Tour, where Destiny's Child performed as an opening act in 1999.
Regardless, Destiny's Child embarked on this world tour sponsored by McDonald's Corporation, and performed hits such as "No, No, No", "Survivor", "Say My Name", "Independent Women" and "Lose My Breath". In addition to renditions of the group's recorded material, they also performed songs from each singer's solo careers, most notably numbers from Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love. The stage design afforded 360 degree viewing within the typical arena show venue. Several interludes by the show's dancers allowed for the expected costume changes; those costumes, often glittering gowns, were designed by Tina Knowles, Beyoncé's mother, and manufactured by House of Deréon. A special set of outfits were designed as a tribute to the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, hinting at the play's "One Night Only (Disco)" scene where Deena Jones & the Dreams wear the same color pants suits.
|“||We have been working together as Destiny's Child since we were 9, and touring together since we were 14. After a lot of discussion and some deep soul searching, we realized that our current tour has given us the opportunity to leave Destiny's Child on a high note, united in our friendship and filled with an overwhelming gratitude for our music, our fans, and each other. After all these wonderful years working together, we realized that now is the time to pursue our personal goals and solo efforts in earnest. ... No matter what happens, we will always love each other as friends and sisters and will always support each other as artists. We want to thank all of our fans for their incredible love and support and hope to see you all again as we continue fulfilling our destinies.||”|
The announcement was surprising not least because the trio had downplayed rumors of a split in the wake of Knowles' success, although prior plans had called for the members to focus on solo projects at the end of the tour.
Broadcasts and recordings
A performance from the tour was filmed in Atlanta at Philips Arena on July 15, 2005, and the resulting DVD Destiny's Child Live in Atlanta was released on March 28, 2006. RIAA subsequently certified the DVD as Platinum. The concert was also aired in the USA on BET as a television special, on Channel 4 in the UK and on the Dutch television channel AT5.
- Amerie (North America, select shows)
- Mario (North America, select shows)
- Darine Hadchiti (Dubai)
- Tyra B. (North America, select shows)
- Teairra Marí (New York City, Uniondale)
- Keshia Chanté (Montreal, Toronto)
- Chris Brown (Columbus)
- "Say My Name"
- "Independent Women, Part I"
- "No, No, No, Part 2"
- "Bug a Boo"
- "Bills, Bills, Bills"
- "Jumpin', Jumpin'"
(Dance Interlude introducing Male Dancers)
(Beyonce Intro: Dance Interlude)
- "Girl" (contains elements of "I'll Take You There")
- "Through With Love"
- "Bad Habit" (performed by Kelly Rowland)
(Dance Interlude introducing Female Dancers)
Box office score data
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|Venue||City||Tickets Sold / Available||Gross Revenue|
|Yokohama Arena||Yokohama||11,392 / 11,392 (100%)||$938,928|
|Brisbane Entertainment Centre||Brisbane||6,925 / 6,925 (100%)||$618,056|
|Sydney Super Dome||Sydney||16,902 / 16,902 (100%)||$1,254,382|
|Rod Laver Arena||Melbourne||10,231 / 10,231 (100%)||$971,445|
|Earls Court Exhibition Centre||London||29,374 / 29,374 (100%)||$2,705,365|
|Manchester Evening News Arena||Manchester||15,348 / 15,348 (100%)||$1,074,974|
|Palau Sant Jordi||Barcelona||14,673 / 14,673 (100%)||$1,389,407|
|Philips Arena||Atlanta||12,972 / 12,972 (100%)||$1,256,284|
|Madison Square Garden||New York City||15,065 / 15,065 (100%)||$1,561,309|
|Air Canada Centre||Toronto||15,440 / 15,440 (100%)||$1,451,559|
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- Beyoncé Knowles (Show Direction/Staging/Choreography)
- Kelly Rowland (Show Direction/Staging/Choreography)
- Michelle Williams (Show Direction/Staging/Choreography)
- Kim Burse (Creative Director)
- Frank Gatson Jr. (Show Direction/Creative Director/Choreography)
- Destiny's Child
- Frank Gatson Jr.
- LaVelle Smith Jr.
- Harold Jones
Wardrobe and Stylist
- Tina Knowles
- Ty Hunter (Assistant Stylist)
- Alan Floyd
- Omar Grant (Assistant Tour Manager)
- Lanar "Kern" Brantley (Musical Director, Bass)
- Shawn Carrington (Guitar)
- Jeff Motlet (Keyboards)
- Luke Austin (Keyboards)
- Gerald Heyward (Drums)
- Anthony Burrell (Male Dance Captain)
- Aisha Francis (Female Dance Captain)
- Renece Fincher
- Melanie Lewis
- Sherman Shoate
- Kyausha Simpson
- Bryan Tanaka
- Robert Vinson
- Tyrell Washington
- Byron Carter
- Richard Alexander
- I'm Lovin' It Campaign
- Justified and Lovin' It Live - an additional tour sponsored by McDonalds for the "I'm Lovin' It" campaign
- Destiny's Child Live in Atlanta
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