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Iconic Band TLC In Comeback Tour To Birmingham
Despite being the biggest American girl band of all time and providing a series of anthems in the 1990's, it is only now that TLC are embarking on their first ever UK tour.
TLC tour to Birmingham as part of their comeback
During the Autumn of 2017, remaining TLC band mates Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas will perform classics from their iconic Crazy, Sexy, Cool album along with new songs from latest album, TLC.
Well-loved hits will include Waterfalls, No Scrubs and Creep are expected in the TLC show at Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on 16 November.
The trio formed in Atlanta in 1991 and also included Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car accident in 2002. The tragedy led to T Boz and Chilli largely stepping back from the public eye.
It was only in recent years that a Kickstarter campaign, launched to contribute towards recording the new album, saw the band reform. Its success meant that it became the most-funded in the company's history. Katy Perry was among the first to donate.
TLC in their heyday.
This comeback is set to see the band perform live with a full band and dancers. Early live shows as a duo have already made an impact with fans in America, Japan and Australia and now TLC have turned their attention to the UK.
TLC is the best-selling American girl group of all time with four Grammy Awards, four multi-platinum albums - two of which went Diamond - 10 Top 10 singles and four chart-toppers.
CrazySexyCool sold more than 23 million copies worldwide and was ranked among the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. The album was created with some of the most famous R'n'B producers like Dallas Austin, Babyface and Jermaine Dupri. There were also collaborators involved including emerging talent like a young Sean "Puffy" Combs that put a distinctive stamp on the soundtrack that defined a generation.
TLC 16 Nov 2017 at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Tickets cost from £46.10 to £164.75 for a meet and greet from the Ticket Factory website or by calling 0844 33 88 222.
The UK tour during November will also include performances in cities including Glasgow, Manchester and London. A full list is shown in the poster below along with ticket lines and websites.