Interview

Hitmakers TLC, Nelly & Flo Rida Reflect On Their Favorite Hits Before Tour

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Hitmakers TLC, Nelly and Flo Rida are ready to hit the stage together this summer with their throwback tracks!

Ahead of their cross-country summer tour, the hit-making artists made some confessions in a PEOPLE exclusive clip of Live Nation’s concert confessions.

“He gave me the inspiration to add some melody to my style,” says Flo Rida, 39, about Nelly’s influence on his own music.

“He has a cute little grilled cheese,” says Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas about the “Ride Wit Me” singer.

In the video, Nelly, 44, gushes about the TLC girls, saying their music was about “being an assertive woman, knowing what you want.”

“I don’t know a guy at that time that wasn’t in love with TLC,” Nelly adds about the group, originally comprised of T-Boz, 49, Chilli, 48, and the late Left Eye. “They were strong, independent and they sounded dope.”

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“They can just take off their shirt and—,” Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins says before imitating a yell. “Everybody goes crazy,” Chilli adds.

“We gotta be up there sweating and dancing across the stage and doing almost the hammer dance, everything,” T-Boz laughs.

“They can just take off their shirt and—,” Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins says before imitating a yell. “Everybody goes crazy,” Chilli adds.

“We gotta be up there sweating and dancing across the stage and doing almost the hammer dance, everything,” T-Boz laughs.

“He took what was going on to a whole other level,” Nelly adds about the “Low” singer.

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Nelly had some of his own confessions to make. Though his journey to fame accelerated after the release of his album Country Grammar, he says he had to beg his label to let the album’s namesake be his first-ever single.

For TLC, the girls hope to leave a lasting legacy — 25 years after they dropped album Crazysexycool.

“I would like for us to be remembered for saving lives or making a difference,” says T-Boz. “Even songs like ‘No Scrubs,’ we bring it across in a way that’s not preachy but you get a deep message through it all.”

Tickets for TLC, Flo Rida and Nelly’s “energetic” summer tour are on sale now. The tour kicks off on July 23.

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Concert, Interview

TLC On Tour Injuries, Lip Syncs & Chilli’s Lyric Mishap with Weezer

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TLC spill on some of the embarrassing moments that have happened to them while on tour or a live performance!

Speaking to ET! Live in May, T-Boz and Chilli reveal some of those moments along with their current Live Nation touring partners, rappers Nelly and Flo Rida.

Ever Forgotten lyrics?

Nelly: I sang the whole verse of the song, twice! Back to back on stage!

T-Boz: They be like ‘that’s the second verse twice!’ (Whispers) Shut up!

Chilli: I did that recently, with Weezer. I did. Because I’m not used to anybody singing the verses. So, he was singing the first verse, and I came in on the nose. Then I came in on the second verse, and I was going to sing the first verse again, for the second! I was like, oh my gosh! That was so crazy.

Nelly: But the thing is, if you ever have the pleasure to have been in this thing for as long as we have, and the success, you’re gonna forget some things! Snoop has a teleprompter!

T-Boz: I remember mostly everything I sing, but we don’t sing the one’s I don’t remember! Okay?

Ever Been Injured On Stage?

T-Boz: I’ve had some sprains.

Chilli: I have too.

Nelly: I fell off the stage! They had these speakers set up, and I thought they were set up the same on the other side, and I had on sunglasses so it was dark. So, we look for the neon tape on the stage. On the other side, I thought I saw the tape, but the speakers were in a triangle, and there was a hole right there set up in triangles. And I went, straight down!

T-Boz: Did you get hurt?

Nelly: My ego!

T-Boz: I fell one time, but you just gotta get back up and act like it don’t hurt, but you be dying!

Nelly: You be sore. Sprained my whole front shin up.

Flo Rida: I’ve had multiple falls (laughs).

T-Boz: I’ve never done that in TLC, though. I fell in a play of all things.

Chilli: You did trip once, though.

T-Boz: Yeah, I did on Arsenio. That was Lisa’s fault. She would always hit us in the head with awards and stuff!

Chilli: She was so clumsy! Not just awards — the mics, everything!

Ever had to lip sync?

T-Boz: Remember at the Grammys and the mic’s were broke? This was the most God-awful show. We were supposed to sing live, but the mic’s didn’t fit, and it was live so they just pushed us out there with nothing and played the track.

Chilli: In seconds! So we were like, instead of pretending, let’s just go out there with nothing!

T-Boz: And just sing, because it was live so you just do what you had to do. So they just played the track.

Nelly: They did that with Soul Train. Everybody did lip sync on that. I used to think they were lying, but do you see any chords to any microphones? The band wasn’t plugged in, the guitars weren’t plugged in, I was like, oh man!

Chilli: Top Of The Pops, too. Remember that in London?

Nelly: Overseas a lot.

T-Boz: Yeah, they want you to.

Get tickets to see TLC on tour with Nelly and Flo Rida this summer at LiveNation.com!

Announcement, Concert, Interview

TLC Announce Summer Tour with Nelly & Flo Rida 2019

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The wait is finally over!

TLC are going back on tour this summer along with hip-hop legend Nelly and special guest Flo Rida!

Tickets to the Live Nation produced tour will go on sale on Friday (March 15), with a presale available on Tuesday (March 12).

The 21-city tour kicks off on July 23 in Tuscaloosa, AL at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The tour also hits Atlanta, Toronto, Detroit, Austin and more, wrapping in Irvine, CA on August 31 at the FivePoint Amphitheater.

The official presale is being handled by Citi. Citi credit cardholders will have access to presale tickets from March 12-14th before the public sale on March 15th through Citi’s Private Pass program.

Head to www.citiprivatepass.com for more details.

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To access the Live Nation presale on Tuesday, use the password summer2019

TLC previously joined forces with Nelly in 2015 as part of New Kids On The Block’s The Main Event tour. This tour will be something different.

“We had the pleasure of working together before on a separate tour, but it wasn’t ours”, Nelly says. “So, we decided that we had so much fun on that one that we decided we would come together and do our own thing. So we’re looking forward to reaching out to everybody this summer and killing it”.

“We have so many surprises”, Chilli gushes. “It’s going to be a very different tour, and I think you guys are going to be very excited.”

“We’re gonna come together for something special that we feel like nobody else is doing on tour and give you a whole ‘nother vibe”, Nelly continues.

Check out the full tour dates below:

Tue Jul 23
Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Wed Jul 24
Atlanta, GA
Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Fri Jul 26
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion
Sat Jul 27
Raleigh, NC
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Tue Jul 30
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 31
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Thu Aug 01
Wantagh, NY
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sat Aug 03
Gilford, NH
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Wed Aug 07
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Thu Aug 08
Pittsburgh, PA
KeyBank Pavilion
Fri Aug 09
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sun Aug 11
Boston, MA
The Xfinity Center
Thu Aug 15
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center
Sat Aug 17
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun Aug 18
Chicago, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Nelly and TLC only)
Tue Aug 20
Rogers, AR
The Walmart AMP
Thu Aug 22
Austin, TX
Austin360 Amphitheater
Fri Aug 23
Houston, TX
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tue Aug 27
El Paso, TX
Don Haskins Center
Fri Aug 30
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 31
Irvine, CA
FivePoint Amphitheatre
Which show will you be catching TLC & Nelly at?