Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: 6 Joint Tours That Need to Happen

Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, and Michelle Williams perform at the “Destiny Fulfilled Tour,” 2005

Now let’s be real, we all have our dream tour with artists who it would only be seen as a dream, to experience them do a show together.

You would be the first in line to purchase the tickets for a night of a well constructed setlist, and a mutual idea of a stunning stage setup.

If  you don’t know, touring is where money moves are really being made. The revenue that artist earn from ticket sales, merchandise, and sold out venues and arenas, are what is really climbing their net worths to the top.

Although your dream tour pairings may be unexpected, it’ll be one come true to see what these creatives paired up can do visually, and vocally.

Here’s a few artist who we believe would put on a show to remember:

New Edition and Boyz ll Men

Photo: Newburgh Gazette (top) Members of Boyz ll Men: Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Wayne Morris (bottom) members of New Edition: Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Michal Bivins

New Edition member Michael Bivins, was the first of many to recognize the incomparable talent of one of the most successful 90s groups Boyz ll Men, when the group snook backstage at one of the group’s shows, to sing for him.

But before then, we were inducted into part of the beginning of a mixture between R&B and Soul, from Bobby, Ralph, Ricky, Ronnie, Michael, and additionally Johnny Gill. This smooth group, gave us hits such as “Candy Girl,” “Mr Telephone Man,” “If This Isn’t Love,” and “Can You Stand the Rain.”

To see the inspiration and the inspired on tour together, with their perfectly mastered harmonies, and love songs for the ladies, would be the throwback concert we never knew we needed.

Jazmine Sullivan and Brandy

Jazmine Sullivan and Brandy attend and present at the 5th Annual BET Music Matters Grammy Showcase, 2016

“The Vocal Bible,” and one of the most underrated writers and vocalists of our generation.

Jazmine Sullivan and Brandy are the epitome of R&B, and although both singers come from different eras of this genre of music, their voices and ballads are what make them a match made in music heaven.

It’s already been proven that Brandy can still hold those “Have You Ever,” vocals to a T, and going back to Sullivan’s “In Love With Another Men,” harmonies and recent participation in “Insecure,” is more than enough to know what she can do.

An intimate, individual solo spotlight, and a good acoustic band, is all these two would need for their set. And maybe, even a session together of a classic cover.

J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar

Photo: Kendrick Lamar’s Instagram

As we continue to highly anticipate the joint album, these two hip-hop geniuses could possibly have brewing in their unreleased collection, we might as well add a tour too.

Lamar and Cole have been friends for years, and in many ways, have influenced one another in the area of conscious rap, giving back, and being politically aware. The two have also joined forces a few times before, like record “Forbidden Fruit,” off of Cole’s sophomore album “Born Sinner.”

But what I would be more than excited to see from these two hitting the road, would be their creative talent. In the past, both rappers have gave us cinematic visuals, short films and documentary music videos, which would be even more great to see these stories come to life on stage.

Destiny’s Child (DC3)

Destiny’s Child: Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, and Beyoncé (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)

In 97, we were introduced to who would become the fourth best-selling girl group of all time, with 60 million records sold, Destiny’s Child.

The three-time Grammy award winning group, originally consisted of members Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson. The group eventually transitioned to a replacement of two with Farrah Franklin, until finally giving us the holy trinity: Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle.

The last time we saw DC3 hit the stage together, was during Bey’s 2013 Super Bowl XLVll Halftime performance, where she surprisingly brought out Kelly and Michelle to help reminisce on the girl’s greatest hits, and a new rendition of “Single Ladies.”

Word on the street is Beyoncé, who always drops iconic bombs on us, will bring out Kelly and Michelle for her Coachella set this month. 

Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

But if not, let’s hope in the near future, we’re able to see this legendary trio serve their own material in the same night, followed by “Survivor,” to “Say My Name” goodness, one last time.

Frank Ocean w/ Bryson Tiller and Brent Faiyaz

Frank Ocean
Bryson Tiller
Brent Faiyaz photographed by Josh Sisk/ The Washington Post

A literal mood, if I could choose three artist to define it.

Frank Ocean, Bryson Tiller, and Brent Faiyaz all give off the vibe of smooth R&B sounds, with delicate vocals, and relatable and heartwarming, or wrenching lyrics to follow.

But if it’s one thing I know for sure, these three guys ooze “Black Boy Joy,” and always have a story to tell through their music, turned into a successful product of art.

Frank seems to always be in hiding, Bryson can be private, and Brent is fresh on the scene and only getting bigger, by just keeping it cool and giving us phenomenal records from his recent debut “Sonder Son,” and “Crew” feature.

With that being said, it may seem almost impossible to get these artist on the same stage, filled with colored smoke and beaming lights. But hey, a girl can dream.

Beyoncé and Bruno Mars

Beyoncé and Bruno Mars perform at halftime of Super Bowl 50

The top two greatest performers alive; just take a moment to imagine that.

First, we have Queen Bey. And there’s no debate, or question to this woman’s pretty much perfect stage delivery and set design, but of course, still showcasing her incomparable vocal technique, all at the same damn time.

Then there’s Bruno, who’s about on the same level. He shines through his speciality of choreography, and use of stage space, while having fun and presenting complete audience interaction.

Bey and Bruno have yet to collab, but from what we seen from their powerful and highly entertaining performance at Super Bowl 50, I know for a fact, it’ll work just fine, on and off the stage.

Diamond Jones

Jr. Editor Lifestlye/Entertainment Department

Diamond Jones, 21, is a St.Louis native, born on the west side of Detroit. She is currently a junior, studying Journalism, with a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her writing reaches to audiences everywhere, directing it toward the empowerement and excellence of black people and their accomplishments. She has written for The Daily Egyptian, LoveThisTrackTV, Georgia State’s The Signal and the National Association of Black Journalists, which she is a dedicated member of. She hopes to continue to inspire those through her words and make those who feel underrepresented, see their light.