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A Destiny’s Child reunion is exactly what 2018 needs right now

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 21: Michelle Williams, Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child perform onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 21, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)

Destiny’s Child are reportedly set to appear at Beyoncé’s On The Run II tour, two decades after the release of their debut album.

When Destiny’s Child reunited at Coachella this month, it was an undeniably big deal for fans all over the world.

Together, Beyoncé, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland belted out the likes of Say My Name, and Soldier, and Lost My Breath (to tumultuous applause, naturally), and Beyoncé expressed her elation with the comeback, saying: “I’m so happy right now”.

However, the seminal trio’s mini-reunion has left pretty much everyone hopeful for some more Nineties nostalgia – especially as this year marks the 20th anniversary release of their debut album.

And now, according to The Sun, Destiny’s Child – who originally disbanded in 2006 – will be reuniting across Beyoncé’s forthcoming On the Run II tour. 

“Beyonce worked tirelessly on her Coachella headline performance but the crowning moment was her medley with Kelly and Michelle,” a source told the newspaper, which has been since been cited as gospel by the likes of NME, PopCrush and Hot New Hip Hop.

“They really enjoyed working together again after so long and now Bey is keen for them to be part of On The Run II. The girls have their own work commitments and families but could fly out for certain dates to surprise fans because they’re all aware of the demand for a reunion. 

“It is the perfect way to celebrate 20 years since their debut album.”

The publication adds that the three-piece band are poised and ready to begin rehearsals for the tour, which is due to kick off in Cardiff on 6 June. 

Last week, Michelle Williams opened up about the ‘Chella reunion – and addressed the huge rehearsals involved in their surprise comeback.

“Everybody was pushing each other to do and be their very, very best,” she said.

“When Beyoncé does something, it’s because she knows that if she can do it, everybody else on the stage can do it. Somebody might have to rehearse a little longer than others or go over the music parts a little longer.”

And while a full-time reunion might not be on the cards, the group’s close proximity means that they’re always able to discuss plans with each other.

“I just moved to L.A. full-time in January, and I’m so happy to finally move to where the girls are”, Williams said.

“Kelly is a four-minute drive from me; I think Bey is 17 minutes exactly. So we can get together any time, whenever we want to.”

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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