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TLC Are Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of 'CrazySexyCool' with a 2024 Tour Down Under

Do go chasing Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas  on their six-city tour — and supports Busta Rhymes and En Vogue, too.
By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2023
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Get diggin' on Australia and New Zealand's latest big gig news: TLC are touring Down Under in 2024. The best-selling American female group in history aren't just heading our way for any old reason, either. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of their smash-hit second studio album CrazySexyCool, so they're taking to the stage to celebrate. The band might advise against chasing waterfalls, but chasing these concert dates is highly recommended.

TLC's 2024 visit comes two years after Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas headlined Fridayz Live in Australia, and were meant to do the same at Friday Jams in Aotearoa before dropping out of the NZ gig due to a COVID-19 case among their touring party. Those shows didn't just feature TLC, but saw other nostalgic acts behind the microphone — as will the group's next dates. On supporting duties: Busta Rhymes and En Vogue.

CrazySexyCool gave the world 'Creep', 'Waterfalls', 'Diggin' on You' and 'Red Light Special', among other tracks, but the 1994 diamond-certified album won't the only source of songs for their 2024 shows. Expect hits from across TLC's career, so the likes of 'No Scrubs' and 'Unpretty' as well. Get excited about a 90s-themed party as well.

Going all in on the decade that brought TLC to fame will include 90s fashion, fan interaction and a few surprises. Whatever the latter turns out to be, attendees will find out in February in NZ and March in Australia.

TLC will start their tour on Thursday, February 29 at Trusts Arena Auckland, before hopping across the ditch to kick off the Aussie leg on Saturday, March 2 at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. From there, T-Boz, Chilli, Busta Rhymes and En Vogue will play the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Sunday, March 3; Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on Tuesday, March 5; and the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday, March 7. Their final stop: on Saturday, March 9 at RAC Arena in Perth.

"I'm so excited to return to Australia!" said Chilli, announcing the tour. "This is the album that put us on the map with Aussie fans and showed the world who we really are. And to mark 30 years, this will be quite the celebration!"

TLC 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'CRAZYSEXYCOOL' AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2024 DATES:

Thursday, February 29 — Trusts Arena, Auckland
Saturday, March 2 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sunday, March 3 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Tuesday, March 5 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Thursday, March 7 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday, March 9 — RAC Arena, Perth

TLC's 30th anniversary CrazySexyCool tour will head Down Under in February and March 2024. Pre-sale tickets are available from 11am local time on Monday, December 4, with general sales from 1pm local time Thursday, December 7 — head to the tour website for more information. Read our interview with Chilli.

Published on November 29, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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