Destiny’s Child embarked on the 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 to many, as 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.