TLC Gets Charitable With Tour Announcement

The ladies of TLC greeted the press in their hometown of Atlanta on Monday to announce plans for a two-month American tour that kicks off next month North of the border.

The chart-topping R&B trio will start its first tour in five years on October 12 in Winnipeg, playing three Canadian dates before finally hitting U.S. soil on October 21 in Greenville, South Carolina. The tour will wrap up on December 19 in Atlanta.

TLC's camp confirms that Destiny's Child will be on board as the opening act, but could not yet confirm that teen pop sensation Christina Aguilera will be on board as well (see "TLC Taps Christina Aguilera, Destiny's Child For World Tour").

The ladies actually devoted much of the press conference to a new deal that teams TLC with MP3.com. The partnership will see MP3.com make the unreleased TLC track "I Need That" available for free, with MP3.com donating ten cents per download to the Sickle

Cell Disease Association of America.

The group hopes to move one million downloads by October 1 and send $100,000 to the organization, which fights Sickle Cell Anemia. TLC's T-Boz has been diagnosed with Sickle Cell and chose the charity, which has already received $25,000 from MP3.com.

If you want to catch TLC, here's where to look:

  • 10/12 - Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Arena
  • 10/15 - Montreal, QC @ Molson Centre
  • 10/16 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 10/21 - Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
  • 10/23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ National Car Rental Arena
  • 10/27 - Raleigh, NC @ TBA
  • 10/29 - Detroit, MI @ Palace
  • 10/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center
  • 11/3 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Civic Arena
  • 11/5 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
  • 11/7 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Center
  • 11/9 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center
  • 11/12 - Hartford, CT @ Civic Center
  • 11/14 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
  • 11/16

    - Buffalo, NY @ Marine Midland

  • 11/ 18 - Cincinnati, OH @ Firstar
  • 11/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
  • 11/22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
  • 11/24 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
  • 11/26 - Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Horizon
  • 11/30 - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
  • 12/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West
  • 12/4 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
  • 12/6 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
  • 12/9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
  • 12/11 - Oakland, CA @ Coliseum
  • 12/15 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
  • 12/16 - New Orleans, LA @ TBA
  • 12/18 - Charlotte, NC @ Coliseum
  • 12/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena

-- Robert Mancini