Announcement, Concert, Television

TLC ‘Once In A Lifetime Sessions’ now on Netflix!

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Once In A Lifetime Sessions is an original and unique music documentary series giving viewers the chance to get up close and personal with a specially chosen selection of today’s most celebrated music icons – including MobyTLCNile Rodgers and Noel Gallagher.

Filmed on location at some of the greatest studios around the world, the Sessions highlight the craftsmanship, artistic depth, incredible skill and talent of the artists whilst also showcasing their catalogue.

Each episode is dedicated to a single artist or group and features both an intimate live performance and a vinyl recording session. These are woven together with exclusive interview footage and a masterclass exploring the stories behind some of the most memorable songs of all time.

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Announcement, Concert

TLC Concert Set To Premiere on Netflix August 1st!

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TLC are set to make their debut on Netflix in August!

Remember the exclusive intimate concert we previously reported on back in Jaunary in LA? Well, the air date has finally been announced!

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The Once In A Lifetime Sessions series is being released on Netflix US on August 1st, and will feature a full-length TLC concert which was filmed on January 22nd in Hollywood!

Only a limited number of fans were invited to attend the exclusive event. The series will go behind the scenes of the show and is one not to be missed!

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Once in a Lifetime Sessions is a series of intimate performances featuring a variety of major artists.

In addition to TLC, other artists in the series include Moby, Nile Rodgers and Noel Gallagher.

The series follows the artists as they record, discuss, and perform their music at studios around the world.

The documentary features these four artists in its first season, with four additional episodes arriving later this year.

So, stay tuned to Netflix on August 1st!

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Concert, Review

Watch: TLC Headline Their First Pride Festival in San Diego 2018!

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2018 has been a big year for TLC, as they continue to touch down in new territory and perform at various events for the first time!

Not only was it the first time TLC performed at a UK festival last month in June at Mighty Hoopla, but July marked the first time the girls have performed at a Pride Festival!

TLC proudly took the opportunity to be the headline act at this years San Diego Pride 2018 in Balboa Park on July 15th, and they did not disappoint.

 

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Sporting some new, bold and bright fire fighter-styled costumes, the girls hit the stage and delivered all of their hits in true TLC style to a sold out sea of thousands of fans!

The girls kept the party going as they performed hit after hit, a perfect blend of their timeless classics along with brand new songs from their latest self-titled album.

 

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The outfits, which were crafted by the amazingly talented fashion designer Brea Stinson, were inspired by this years trend for neon colours. “Neon is on trend for summer“, Brea told us. “High visibility is the wave this year, so I wanted to give the girls a pop of color.”

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TLC have always stood up for equality and love for all, no matter the race, gender or sexuality of the person. Their messsages in their music are universal and current, this is why they are the perfect act to headline San Diego Pride!

Check out the highlights from the show below!

Concert, Review

TLC Graced London’s Mighty Hoopla Stage In Class and Style

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By Leon Smythe

June 3, 2018: the date that became one of the most important dates of the year for most British fans of the biggest selling US girl group of all time, TLC.

Not only was it the second time TLC had performed in the UK in their 26-year career (the first show being as recent as 2017 at KOKO in London on May 9th), but this date served as the first time the ladies had performed at a UK festival, ever!

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TLC had the pleasure of being chosen as the headline act at this years Mighty Hoopla festival, held at Brockwell Park in South London, which serves exclusively as TLC’s only show in the UK in 2018.

This is one of a very few occasions where a female act has been selected to headline a major music festival. Times are changing, for the better. Kudos to Mighty Hoopla for giving the girls the opportunity.

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The weather held out beautifully the whole day, bringing out the best of the festival, maintaining the high spirits and eclectic atmosphere amongst the attendees.

The festival line-up boasted a female-majority roster of established artists with varied music genres, including Nadine Coyle (Girls Aloud), Louise (Eternal), Lily Allen, Belinda Carlisle and Spice GirlsMelanie C, who paid a loving tribute to Left Eye before performing their UK #1 duet, 2000’s “Never Be The Same Again“.

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8:30PM dawned shortly after Lily Allen’s hour long set, blessing us with the main attraction: T-Boz and Chilli, with Left Eye laced effortlessly throughout the performance, in the form of photo collages and her original raps, left to play out in her memory.

From the start, the girls, both donned in beautiful golden toned outfits, set the tone of what to expect; a powerful, high energized trip down memory lane, opening with their debut 1992 hits, “What About Your Friends?” and “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg“.

They took it down a notch with the smooth “Diggin’ On You“, before upping the anté with the club anthem “Silly Ho“, slightly revamped to feature a modern beat sample from the Kendrick Lamar 2017 hit “Humble“. It went down a treat. The crowd went wild .

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Rather than giving a male audience member the usual “Red Light Special” lap dance on stage, Chilli opted to invite rapper Q-Boy to dance with her during her bridge.

They took it back to 1992 with “Baby-Baby-Baby“, before diving straight back into 2017, with the anti-bully track “Haters” from their latest album.

The self-love anthem “Unpretty” came next, with the audience singing their hearts out in unison, before the girls took a short break to allow the dancers and band to show and highlight their talents.

The set features a new set of vibrant visuals, produced by the hip-hop choreography duo Nappytabs (Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo), the team behind the Jennifer Lopez Las Vegas residency and television show So You Think You Can Dance?

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The opening trumpets in the Grammy winning #1 single “Creep” lit up the stage and set the tone for the excellence that followed. New track “It’s Sunny” was next, with it’s infectious chorus and Earth, Wind & Fire sample.

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TLC gave their 2017 hit “Way Back” a 2018 remix, with a catchy ‘TLC’ chant and a sample of the 2001 hit “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, the latter of whom features on the song with the girls.

Chilli asked the audience if she could talk for a minute. As soon as she mentioned her frustration at guys who try to talk to her from the passengers side, the whole crowd was sent into a frenzy, as they knew it was time for “No Scrubs“!

Factors beyond their control meant their set time was delayed, therefore they couldn’t perform beyond the venues curfew, omitting the ode to the fans “Joy Ride” and “Fan Mail“.

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That didn’t dent the flow of the night, as they launched into the show finalé, and Left Eye’s favorite song, “Waterfalls“, with the audience singing along loud and proud with the girls.

They bowed and thanked us all for being there, while Chilli hung around a little longer throwing love heart shapes with her hands even when the music had stopped.

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One thing is for sure, after this much love from across the pond, this will not be the last time TLC will be touching down on British soils. They love us, as much as we love them.

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Enjoy the full set below:

Click here for TLC x Mighty Hoopla Photo Gallery

Announcement, Concert

TLC Announce Their First Ever Tour In South Africa!

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Back in April we teased about the possibilities of TLC touring Africa!

Now, fans in South Africa have had their dreams answered today (May 29), when tour promoters Glen 21 announced to the world that TLC are heading to their part of the world this September!

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The girls will be performing as part of this years Soul Fest 2018, and will feature exclusive sets by fellow 90s musicians Dru Hill and SWV.

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The dates will take the ladies on a 3 city tour through Johannesburg (Sept 1), Durban (Sept 2) and Cape Town (Sept 4).

Prices range from as little as 490 ZAR up to 1500 ZAR for the VIP treatment!

Tickets available now via TicketPro!

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Announcement, Concert

TLC In Talks To Tour Africa!

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TLC have toured the world and touched numerous countries in recent years for the first time, except for Africa – but that could be about to change!

Chilli was asked by a fan on Twitter (April 18) if TLC would be touring Africa, and she couldn’t say, replying with a mouth shut emoji! 🙊

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T-Boz also touched on the subject via Instagram (April 13), saying “I think we’re going to Africa, [it] sounds like it’s gonna work out, I THINK!”

“So, don’t hold me to it unless you start hearing it on social media”, T-Boz continued. “If we can work the deal out, which we’re trying to, the goal is we’re coming to Africa.”

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The news comes as a welcomed surprise to TLC’s African fans, especially over in South Africa, where fans have been praying for a TLC tour over there for years!

We hope the girls can finalize a tour deal in Africa very soon!

And yes, we agree Tionne, “Africa’s far!” (quote from 1998’s Belly), but it’s so worth the airmiles! 😉

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Concert, Review

Cardi B Pays Style Homage to TLC at Coachella 2018!

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Cardi B teased fans with a throwback picture of TLC on Instagram ahead of her Coachella performance tonight (April 15), hinting that her show would contain something TLC-related!

Well, the surprise was in the form of her outfit! Cardi B decided to rock a TLC-inspired outfit, similar to what the girls wore at the 1996 Grammy Awards!

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She also rocked a Left Eye inspired hairdo, similar to Lisa’s look in the “Dear Lie” music video!

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Cardi B performed all of her hit singles, including her recent hit “Finesse“, the record breaking “Bodak Yellow“, new single “Be Careful“, and fan favorites from her latest album, including “Drip” and “Best Life“.

Guests on stage included G-Eazy (“No Limit“), 21 Savage (“Bartier Cardi”), Kelhani (“Ring”), Chance The Rapper (“Best Life”) and YG (“She Bad”).

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Congratulations for putting on a great performance, Cardi B! You didn’t miss a beat, baby bump and all!

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