In June, the R&B/pop duo TLC released their fifth studio album — and first recording in 15 years. “TLC” is also their final album, says Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins.
“I mean, it’s time,” Watkins said from Las Vegas, where she and TLC partner Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas were headlining the “I Love the 90s — The Party Continues” tour that pulls into the AVA at Casino del Sol on Sunday, July 23.
“We have a catalog of music so we can do residencies and stuff like that. It doesn’t mean it’s the end of TLC, but as far as a studio album, yeah, I believe so.”
“I’m happy” with the album, Watkins said, “but I wish I could have added more.” Watkins said TLC has been in talks about doing residencies in Vegas, which is convenient to her LA homebase. But so far nothing has been finalized.
“People are calling us but everything happens when it’s supposed to,” she said. “I don’t put a time on anything, not in this industry. You get your feelings hurt if you do.”
A signature of their show revolves around their often provocative, always energetic dance moves.
“That’s never going to stop. Until I’m decrepit and can’t walk no more, I will always dance, OK?” Watkins joked. “That is it. I’ll be in there bumping and chill my energy all the time.”