Tupac-style ‘hologram’ might enable TLC reunion
By CMU Editorial | Published on Thursday 26 April 2012
Oh Tupac, what have you started? Now TLC are reportedly considering using that not-really-a-hologram technology to bring their late bandmate Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes back to the stage as part of a reunion tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the R&B trio’s debut album. Beethoven will be playing the Royal Albert Hall next.
To be fair, the hologram element of the reunion is just rumour (via TMZ), but some sort of live activity to mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip’ (and, sadly, the tenth anniversary of Lopez’s death in a car accident) has been confirmed.
The group’s T-Boz told Essence.com: “We’re going on tour; we are in negotiations now with LA Reid, so we’ll see what happens. A lot of cool things are coming up”.
Reid, now head of Sony’s Epic division, signed TLC to his La Face label at the start of the 1990s. By moving to Sony last year the La Face catalogue is now back under his control.
While live activity, and even some possible new recordings, are currently just being discussed, work on a biopic about TLC’s rise to fame is apparently already underway. No word on whether any holograms will feature.