Destiny's Child Calls Off European Tour
Destiny's Child has become the latest major artist to postpone a European tour in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The trek, which was set to begin Oct. 24 in Stockholm and run through a NoDestiny's Child has become the latest major artist to postpone a European tour in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The trek, which was set to begin Oct. 24 in Stockholm and run through a Nov. 18-20 stand in London, has been postponed until May 2002. Earlier this month, Janet Jackson, Shaggy, and Weezer altered their itineraries for similar reasons.
"We're always excited when we perform for our fans in Europe and the U.K.," group member Beyonce Knowles said in a statement. "Postponing these shows was the hardest thing for us, because we truly enjoy the fans. We made that decision the very last second after taking a hard look at the state of the world right now. We look forward to re-scheduling the original shows, adding additional shows, and we pray for a quick end to the fighting and a return to peaceful times."
Unlike Jackson, Destiny's Child will make its previously scheduled appearance at the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, according to an event spokesperson. The awards will be presented Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. The group will also be on hand for the United We Stand benefit Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C.
As previously reported, a Destiny's Child holiday album, "8 Days of Christmas," will be released Oct. 30 by Columbia.
The affected dates are:
Oct. 24: Stockholm (Globe / rescheduled to May 28)
Oct. 25: Copenhagen (Forum / rescheduled to May 25)
Oct. 26: Hamburg (Sporthalle / rescheduled to May 31)
Oct. 28: Cologne, Germany (Arena / rescheduled to May 20)
Oct. 29: Frankfurt (Festhalle / rescheduled to June 3)
Oct. 30: Stuttgart, Germany (Schleyerhalle / rescheduled to May 17)
Nov. 1: Berlin (Velodrome / rescheduled to June 1)
Nov. 5: Antwerp, Belgium (Sportspaleis / rescheduled to May 15)
Nov. 6-7: Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy / rescheduled to May 21-22)
Nov. 10: Sheffield, England (Arena / rescheduled to June 9)
Nov. 11: Newcastle, England (NEC Arena / rescheduled to June 11)
Nov. 12: Belfast, Ireland (Odyssey / rescheduled to June 21)
Nov. 14-15: Birmingham, England (NIA Academy / rescheduled to June 16-17)
Nov. 17: Manchester, England (Manchester Evening News Arena / rescheduled to June 13)
Nov. 18-19: London (Docklands Arena / rescheduled to June 7-8)
Nov. 20: London (Wembley Arena / rescheduled to June 18)