Destiny's Child to reunite for three stadium concerts in 2018
MANHATTAN -- Twitter erupted on Tuesday with the announcement that the iconic girl group Destiny's Child will reunite for three stadium concerts in 2018 -- meaning thousands of rabid fans will have the opportunity to see Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams perform together on stage once again.
The group disbanded more than 10 years ago, in 2006.
It's unclear whether The Writings on the Wall singers will perform any new material, or whether they will stick to classic hits like "Say My Name," "Survivor" and "Bills Bills Bills."
Columbia Records has yet to release details including dates and venues, though it confirmed that one of the concerts will take place in the group's beloved hometown, Houston.
In a press release announcing the reunion, Columbia Records spokesman John Getty simply said, "This is the single most exciting development to happen to pop music in half a century."
Judging by thrilled Twitter reaction, Destiny's Child fans and scholars considered this to be an understatement, without millions of people using the hashtags #tearsofjoy, #predestined, and #litotes to register their mounting anticipation and sheer pleasure.
"I am grateful to be alive at this time," wrote New York Times culture critic Wesley Morris.
Kid Fury and Crissle West, of the hit podcast "The Read," could not be reached for comment.
But "Call Your Girlfriend" producer Gina Delvac said via Twitter that hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are planning to issue official comment later on Tuesday evening. "They can't right now, because they are freaking out," Delvac said.