On April 28th, the surviving members of TLC, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas were announced by Donnie Wahlberg as a slew of artists to be featured on the 2013 Mixtape Festival which is held over a period of two days in Hershey, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. July 26th-27th, 2013 to be exact, with the girls hitting the stage on the
latter date 26th.
What we can see from these women so far is uncertain. In the past, we’ve mostly seen a shortened set filled with several different sections filled with hits from their four acclaimed and top selling albums Oooooooohh…on the TLC Tip, Crazy Sexy Cool, Fanmail, and 3D. However, on the biggest message board for news on the trio, Cybertlcforums.com, we see Nathan Histed, a member who works closely with Tionne Wakins and designed the single cover for her 2013 release “Champion,” has made several threads surrounding the touring aspects that fans would like to see from the girls. Suggestions on further locations and songs fans would like to see inside the sets have been noted on the respective forum, so there may be some changes along the way? Nothing is confirmed.
Speculation that there will be screens behind them projecting the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes is wide, as they’ve done it for every performance together since the passing of their group mate in 2002.
TLC is currently celebrating 20 years in the music business. Technically, this is their 21st since their blow up with their debut single “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” in 1992.
A biopic on the group is in the works with VH1, which will air in fall of this year. Watkins and Thomas have also posted Twitter and Instagram updates showing them in the recording studio, recording new material for a project to accompany this film release.
New Kids on the Block, Hanson, The Script, Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic, Gavin Degraw, and Boys II Men are also some of the top names announced yesterday. 2020k will keep you posted on this festival as news becomes available.
Tickets go on sale May 10th, 2013 and start at $50 for the two days. Click here for the festival’s website.