Review, Concert

What Makes a TLC Show Special For You?

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TLC are the biggest selling female group of all time – and they also have the highest grossing tour by a female group! (Fanmail Tour 2000)

The girls have been touring consistently, since hitting the road in Australia in 2014 for a full length tour after the reinvigorated passion for the group after the 2013 biopic ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’.

2018 will be no different, as the girls continue to hit the road and take the world by storm, with a full live band and their classic dance moves!

We want you, the fans who help make TLC remain the top selling act that they are, to tell us what you love about TLC’s live shows, and also what changes you would suggest to ensure you continue to enjoy future shows.

Vote in the polls below and feel free to comment on the post! All feedback is appreciated and will be taken into consideration by the TLC team!

 

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Announcement, Concert

TLC To Perform An Exclusive Intimate Concert In Hollywood!

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TLC have teamed up with Once In A Lifetime Sessions to produce a one night only exclusive intimate concert just for the fans!

The event, which will be filmed by the event organizers, will take place on January 22, 2018 at a private location in Hollywood, CA.

Only a select number of lucky fans will be eligible to attend the show. To be in with a chance to win tickets, head over to the official TLC Facebook and comment under the competition post about your favorite TLC memory!

Deadline is January 19, 2018 at 5 PM, so don’t hesitate and enter right now to secure your chance to be at the show!

Good luck!

Concert, Review

T-Boz Reunites With Ex-Boyfriend Mr Dalvin of Jodeci!

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T-Boz turned up to the 90s R&B Rewind concert last night (Jan 13, 2018) at the Microsoft Theater in California to show some love to the performers, one in particular being her former boyfriend, Mr Dalvin of Jodeci!

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Jodeci performed at the sold out concert along with other 90s legends Soul For Real, Jagged Edge, SWV (fresh from their first Lady Of Soul award win) and Boyz II Men, who will be TLC‘s touring partners in Australia next month.

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Dalvin DeGrates took to his Instagram after the show and said they were ‘friends for life’, going onto say it was good to see her at the sold out show.

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T-Boz with Brian Amlani and Jodeci’s K-Ci Hailey

Later that night, T-Boz shared her moment arriving home and struggling to get her boots off! Her daughter Chase had to step in to help her mommy, a scenario most of us can relate to!

Snoop Dogg also showed up to the show to make it a complete 90s night!

Great to see T-Boz and Dalvin together after the show, they are always supportive of each other’s careers and maintain a solid friendship.

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Concert, Review

TLC Enter 2018 In Style at Atlanta’s Peach Drop

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T-Boz and Chilli decided to do something they never do to end 2017 – they worked during the holidays – in the cold – just for the fans!

That’s right, TLC, the biggest selling girl group of all time graced the stage in Atlanta’s Woodruff Park to headline the city’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration, Peach Drop!

Singer/actor Tyrese and rapper Jeezy perfomed prior to the girls to get the crowd warmed up on such a cold night, ready to celebrate the infamous peach drop into 2018!

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TLC, who were rocking brand new custom made outfits (extra padded due to the freezing cold temperature outside), turned up the heat as they opened up their set with their hit “Diggin’ On You“.

The girls went on to perform all of the favorite’s, from “Creep“, “No Scrubs“, “Unpretty” and “Waterfalls” to new material from their latest self-titled album, in the form of “Way Back“.

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At one point, T-Boz began excitedly chanting “this is our home town!“, whilst she and Chilli both told the crowd it meant a lot to them to be performing in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve.

Despite the plummeting sub zero temperatures, the ladies didn’t miss a beat, and even playfully suggested to skip songs because it was so cold, but they soldiered on through.

The show serves as a taster of what to expect from the upcoming TLC world tour, which kicks off at the end of January in Australia. Dates in Japan and Europe are to be announced soon.

Judging from the energy the girls gave us at the Peach Drop event, we’re sure the world will not be disappointed!

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Setlist

  • Diggin’ On You
  • What About Your Friends?
  • Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg
  • Unpretty
  • Red Light Special
  • Silly Ho
  • No Scrubs
  • Baby-Baby-Baby
  • Creep
  • Way Back
  • Waterfalls
Concert, Music, Review

TLC’s debut UK show exceeded all expectations

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TLC with choir performing the ‘Waterfalls’ finale at KOKO in London

TLC, the biggest selling girl group in the United States, have always been known to put on pure high energy, fun and entertaining performances, as evident in the majority of their music videos, highly acclaimed television award shows and live concerts in countries around the world such as Japan, Australia and their own country in the US, but never in the UK, until now!

British fans have patiently waited 25 long years for the legendary girl group to step foot in the United Kingdom for a live concert, and I can proudly say they were absolutely worth waiting for! Although, personally, I have had the pleasure of experiencing a TLC live concert in the past (I previously travelled to the States to see the girls do their first show without Left Eye in 2003 at Zootopia at Giants Stadium, New Jersey and attended their first ever Australian tour in the summer of 2014), it was important to me to experience the magic of a TLC show in my own country, so the ladies can prove to the rest of the country exactly why I adore them so much. And they did not disappoint, they actually exceeded my expectations and were better than ever!

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TLC’s KOKO show on May 9th sold out in 2 minutes

Whilst most TLC fans are used to the girls performing 45 minute sets, being part of a various artist line-up, this was a sole headline TLC show, and that gave them even extra stage time, so to my delight the ladies gave us 75 minutes of back-to-back hits and an exclusive first time performance of some of their new songs to give us all a taster of what to expect from their upcoming self-titled 5th album, which will be available on June 30.

After an enthusiastic introduction from their regular DJ and hype man Benny Demus, the TLC beauties T-Boz and Chilli emerged onto the stage, both donned in stunning golden outfits, to the exciting sound of trumpets, a full live band and 4 dancers, as they opened up the show with the spectacular live mix of their hit single ‘Diggin’ On You‘, a very nice surprise, and another first for the girls!

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The ladies quickly upped the tempo of the show, as they dived straight into their early hits and performed ‘What About Your Friends‘ and ‘Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg‘, complete with Left Eye‘s original raps blasting out of the sound system as the fans sang along, word for word, all proud to honour Lisa in the best way they knew how!

After taking few moments to greet the audience and remind everyone that this was their first time performing in England, they got the crowd chanting and whooping as they performed the club smash ‘Silly Ho‘, followed by the seductive ‘Red Light Special‘, where Chilli pulled a lucky male fan on stage for the infamous red light special lap dance!

Baby-Baby-Baby‘ followed shortly after, along with the self love anthem ‘Unpretty‘, before the ladies took a short break and let DJ Benny Demus entertain the crowd for a short period. The girls returned and launched straight in the classic ‘Creep‘, to many cheers and excitement from fans, who sang along and danced along with the infamous dance routine.

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TLC performing ‘Creep’ at KOKO in London

They then launched into one of the many highlights of the night, the live concert debut performance of the superb new track ‘It’s Sunny‘, penned by Rose Gold and Ron Fair. Sampling ‘September‘ by Earth Wind & Fire, the trumpets rang throughout the uplifting joyous song as T-Boz and Chilli performed the song together with an energetic dance routine to go along with it.

The current and first single from the album, ‘Way Back‘, came next, with a cool stripped back instrumentation, bringing out the essence of the song and the live band complimented the track brilliantly. This was the first time TLC had performed the single, and they satisfied us effortlessly, even including Chilli’s beautiful bridge verse which wasn’t featured on the single release, but will be available on the album as the ‘Extended’ version.

The Drake favourite and fan dedicated track ‘Fanmail‘ was performed next, taking us all back to the pre-millennium futuristic era of music. Fans chanted Lisa’s ‘fanmail’ lines during chorus while the girls danced hard along with the dancers.  After proclaiming their love to the fans, they performed their 2013 song ‘Meant To Be‘, the Ne-Yo produced track which was made for their biopic ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story‘. Chilli allowed one of their superfans Carl to say Ne-Yo’s ‘TLC’ line into her mic at the start!

After taking a short break while DJ Benny Demus introduced the audience to each individual member of the band and the dancers, TLC returned to the stage and launched into their uplifting, anti-bully anthem ‘Haters‘. The catchy, sing-a-long track had fans singing and chanting along with the girls, throwing their hands in the air and dancing, before the crowd went wild for the worldwide smash ‘No Scrubs‘!

The girls thanked the crowd and left the stage, prompting fans to chant ‘TLC!’ continuously until the girls re-emerged for an encore and performed the sentimental song ‘Joy Ride‘, which they have dedicated to fans. ‘Thank you for staying by my side/ hope you all enjoy the ride’ the ladies sing on the super sweet and uplifting song.

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To close the show, TLC performed one of their most iconic songs to date, ‘Waterfalls‘, which is also Left Eye’s favourite song. The girls requested for the lights in the venue to be dimmed and that fans use their phones to light up the room in honour and memory of Lisa. In a poignant moment, Lisa’s rap verse was given an almost acapella treatment with minimal beats, while the girls and dancers gave their all during the choreography. A choir then graced the stage to perform the final chorus with T-Boz and Chilli. Fans screamed and cheered as the girls bid their farewells and promised to return in the future!

In all, TLC’s debut show in the UK was a phenomenal event. The show was perfectly executed and well planned and the songs had all been reinvigorated with extra beats and a full live band added that extra touch of class, in addition to the high paced energy delivered by the dancers and the talent and charisma of T-Boz and Chilli kept fans interacting and interested the entire time.

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TLC performing ‘Waterfalls’ at KOKO  Photo: Nicole Villaseca/Ultimate TLC

The show sold out in a record breaking 2 minutes on the day tickets went on sale in March, a clear sign the ladies are very much in demand in this part of the world. In fact, Europe in general is craving a piece of TLC history – fans from as far as Germany, France, Poland, the Netherlands and even the States all flew into London specially for the TLC show. The girls have promised to be back for more dates in the near future, something I’m sure we will all be looking forward to.

Eager fans decided to wait for hours outside for the girls after the show for another glimpse of the legends, and they both took time out to greet fans for selfies before they went home. Just a prime example of how down to earth, loyal and humble these ladies are; a total class act.

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Pre-Order “TLC” the self titled album today. Released on June 30 includes the singles ‘Way Back’ and ‘Haters’