TLC will give their final live performance during Z100’s Zootopia show on
June 1. The duo will be performing for the first time without late member
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who died in a car crash in Honduras a year ago.
The annual show by the New York radio station will take place at Giants
Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and will also feature sets by Ja
Rule, Ashanti, Ginuwine, Simple Plan, ’NSYNC’s JC Chasez, Bowling for Soup,
Wayne Wonder, Tanto Metro & Devonte and Daniel Bedingfield.
TLC member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas told Z100 on Thursday, “It’s hard for
us [because] next week will be a year that Lisa’s been gone. I don’t want it
to be the end. I wish that we could just go on tour forever, but we can’t do
it like that. It is going to be a night that we all remember” (see “Thousands Gather To Say Goodbye To Left Eye” ).
Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have not performed a full live show since
Left Eye’s death. In addition to honoring their late bandmate with “a couple
of surprises,” the duo will perform tributes to Aaliyah and Run-DMC’s Jam
Master Jay, according to an Arista Records spokesperson.
As for the duo’s future, the Arista spokesperson said a TLC greatest-hits
album is being prepared for the fall, possibly with unreleased material, and
Thomas is thinking about recording her solo debut. It has not yet been
determined whether the duo will record another album under the TLC name.