TLC Planning Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Hologram Tour
Tupac’s hologram is inspiring resurrections from other dead musicians. TLC is reportedly next in line to bring their group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes back from the grave, for their forthcoming 20th anniversary tour.
A rep for Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas announced the tour news to TMZ Wednesday (April 25), and according to the site, Left Eye will “pull a Tupac.” Her music will be incorporated into the show, while her image will be projected onto a big screen. As of now TLC has booked five venues for the tour, and are in the midst of locking in more dates.
If they are to follow Dr. Dre’s lead in making Tupac appear at Coachella, TLC may want to travel down a more frugal road to bring their deceased group member back on stage. The Good Doctor shelled out $10 million for the imagery, plus made a hefty donation to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, as a thank you to his mother for her approval.
In commemoration the 10-year anniversary of Left Eye’s passing, T-Boz and Chilli reflected on the day she died. “She died a day before my birthday,” she told Essence. “I remember everything. I was with security in my Porsche and I said to them, ‘I feel like I’m going to get in a wreck and I want to go home.’ The driver said: ‘Well, that’s on the other side of town.’ I didn’t care; I wanted to go home. I just felt something was going to happen to me, but it wasn’t me — it was Lisa. I was sitting in a rocking chair in my daughter’s room after putting her down when I got a call from Chilli. She was screaming. I had just gotten out the hospital from fighting sickle cell so I had to be careful about getting upset. Everybody was trying to keep me calm.”
Lopes died in a car accident during a trip to South America, which she filmed for a VH1 documentary.
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