TLC to Play First U.S. Concert in 7 Years
By Mark Gray
TLC, the record-breaking, four-time R&B Grammy winners who were a mainstay on the Billboard charts in the 1990s, are set to play a show on U.S. soil for the first time in seven years – as part of a benefit concert hosted by Justin Timberlake.
Playing the "Justin Timberlake and Friends" concert, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, the two remaining members of TLC – Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a 2002 car accident – will play Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Events Center on Oct. 17.
Along with Timberlake and TLC, country sweetheart Taylor Swift and vocalists Alicia Keys and Ciara have also been added to the ticket. Tickets go on sale Saturday.
The benefit concert highlights a weeklong golf tournament to be hosted by Timberlake in Sin City Oct. 11-18 – the 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Timberlake, 28, is in the second year of a five-year partnership with Shriners to host the golf tournament and benefit concert.