Following the 2002 death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (l/k/a N.I.N.A.), multi-platinum 1990s R&B trio TLC has performed sporadically. The living members, T-Boz and Chili, released a new song (“Come Get Some”) on the group’s 2005 greatest hits compilation, Now & Forever: The Hits. Additionally, the pair starred in a reality television show, “R U The Girl?,” which aired that same year on UPN.
Performing at the 2008 BET Awards, as well as on an a 2011 episode of “American Idol,” the two founding members stated plans of releasing new music, with formal plans of a 2013 album.
The same year as the TLC network premiered “Totally T-Boz,” which included an appearance by Chili, the pair has already booked their first concert together in over a year.
According to Rap-Up.com, on July 26 and July 27, TLC will be among headliners at the 2013 Mixtape Festival. The event takes place in Hershey, Pennsylvania at the stadium named after the town and chocolate-maker. Run-DMC’s Rev Run, Hanson, The Jonas Brothers, One Republic, Boyz II Men and New Kids On The Block (a/k/a N.K.O.T.B.) are among other featured performers.
Tickets go on sale for the two-day event on May 10 via Ticketmaster.
A VH1 biopic on TLC starring Lil Mama, Keke Palmer and Drew Sidora is in production, allegedly to air later this year.