This tour is a partial biography of Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter (September 4, 1981 – Present). Beyonce was born and raised in Houston. Although she lives in Los Angeles nowadays, and before that in New York City, Houston was her home for about her first twenty-one years. Beyonce was the lead singer for the most successful female rhythm and blues group of all time: Destiny’s Child. Destiny’s Child had its start as Girl’s Tyme in 1990. It was originally a sextet that was reduced to a quartet. After numerous name changes, Destiny’s Child formed in 1996. It remained a foursome, but with more personnel changes, into 2000. It would be a trio with the same members from 2000 until it broke up in 2006. Beyonce has won more MTV Video awards than any other artist. She has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist and 60 million with Destiny’s Child. As she is still an active singer, she continues to set new records. Additionally, she has achieved acclaim for her acting, also.
This tour is six (6) hours from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It can be shortened to five hours by excluding driving by the last high school that she attended and the 9,000+ square foot home that Beyonce bought her mother. Otherwise, the tour includes driving to and by:
- The Montessori elementary school that she attended and took dance lessons.
- The elementary magnet music school that she transferred to attend when she was in about the 4th grade.
- The middle school that was a magnet for fine arts that she attended.
- The Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where she initially attended high school.
- The high school that she later attended when her parents separated by the mid-1990s.
- The church where she attended and sang in the choir.
- The earliest house where Beyonce lived and her parents rented.
- The house in southeast Houston where she grew up in as child.
- The house the family rented in southwest Houston in the mid-1990s.
- The house that the family converted a garage into a recording studio in southwest Houston in the 1990s.
- The music studio where Destiny’s Child recorded “Bootylicious,” in 2001.
- The House of Dereon where she has recorded, has Grammy Awards, a huge mural, and more.
- Lunch is at one of her three favorite restaurants. You choose:
- Frenchy’s Chicken. B. This Is It Soul Food. C. Pappadeaux.
- Lakewood Church, formerly known as the Compaq Center (1998 – 2003) and The Summit (1975 – 1998), where Destiny’s Child was an opening act for SWV in the summer of 1996 and for TLC on Wednesday, December 1, 1999, and headlined on Saturday, August 4, 2001 and Friday, March 1, 2002.
- The Astrodome where Destiny’s Child performed at the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show on Sunday, February 18, 2001. This was the next to last year that the Houston Rodeo was held in the Astrodome.
- The Toyota Center where Destiny’s Child performed Saturday, August 5, 2005 and where they reunited to sing the national anthem before the NBA All-Star game on Sunday, February 19, 2006. Beyonce also performed here on Saturday, July 14, 2007, Saturday, July 4, 2009, and twice in 2013 including on Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, December 10th.
- NRG Stadium, formerly Reliant Stadium (2002 – 2014), where Beyonce sang the national anthem for Super Bowl XXXVIII on Sunday, February 1, 2004 and gave concerts for Rodeo Houston on Thursday, March 15, 2007, and twice in 2016 including on Saturday, May 7th and Thursday, September 22nd.
- The house that Beyonce bought for her mother in 2004. Her mom lived there from 2004 to 2012.
The price of the tour includes any admissions. Your only other expenses will be lunch and any souvenirs that you purchase.
The tour includes articles and photographs of, and interviews with Beyonce and of others as she has developed from a child to an adult.We can play music from Beyonce and Destiny’s Child’s greatest hits. For large groups of 15 or more people, we can play one of her movies.