I’ll be completely honest, I’m usually not the type to get emotional when a celebrity passes; but Lord, the death of TLC‘s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was definitely the exception to that rule. Like many other girls my age, I grew up on TLC and Left Eye was hands down my favorite member of the group. From the ridiculous hats I wore to emulate her style, to learning every word to all of her raps, and even the eyebrow piercing I eventually rocked, she influenced the sh*t out of me. As crazy as it sounds, she really helped shaped who I was and who I am today, and I’ll never forget that.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been ten years, but today marks the anniversary of her untimely passing in that tragic car crash in Hondruas. And although it’s a sad day for TLC fans, T-Boz and Chilli have released some news that may put a smile on your face. According to TMZ, the group is set to tour and may incorporate a hologram of Left Eye (similar to the Tupac likeness recently used at Coachella).
For the first time in nearly a decade, TLC will be reuniting for a U.S. concert tour later this year — and TMZ has learned, the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will be making a special appearance.
The group’s rep tells us, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas are currently in the planning stages of a massive 2012 reunion tour in the U.S.
So far, we’re told 5 major cities have already been booked — and even more are in the works.
But the big surprise … we’re told the group plans to pull a Tupac — incorporating their deceased former member Left Eye in the shows, projecting her image on a big screen and working her vocals into the live performances.
Now as much as I’ve said I hope we don’t start seeing hologram tours, I still think I’d be buying a ticket for this one. What do you guys think, would you be down to see this “reunion” tour?