TLC RAISES OVER $200,000 IN KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN & Goes on Tour With New Kids On The Block!

According to RAPUP.COM! TLC’s fans have spoken. In less than a week, the girl group has raised over $200,000 as part of their Kickstarter campaign.

After launching the fundraiser on Monday (Jan. 19), T-Boz and Chilli surpassed their initial goal of $150,000. The funds will go towards the recording of their fifth and final album.

As of Friday, they had amassed over $215,090, andthey still have 26 days to go. In return for their donations, fans will receive perks including a TLC digital scrapbook, autographed lyrics, photo shoot, and listening party.

Various celebrities have also supported their campaign including Soulja Boy, Russell Simmons, and Bette Midler. New Kids on the Block pitched in $20,000, and Katy Perry earned herself a slumber party with T-Boz by donating $5,000.

tlc 2tlc“Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for our fans for all of their amazing support. We feel so blessed to know that not only do our fans love us, but they believe in us,” the group told PEOPLE. “We have received support from longtime listeners that attended our first concerts, plus new fans who have only just started listening. We were also so humbled by the outpour of support from other artists like Katy Perry, New Kids on the Block, Dev Hynes, Russell Simmons, Soulja Boy, Bette Midler, and more!”

The album, which will just consist of T-Boz and Chilli (Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes died in a 2002 car crash), will mark the first new material from the group since 2002’s 3D. “Our final album will stay true to the TLC sound, always confronting the real issues and life experiences that we all must face every single day, everywhere,” they told fans. “Of course, Lisa’s spirit will always be present in our music. That will never change.”

TLC will also join New Kids on the Block and Nelly on “The Main Event” tour this summer. Check out tour dates below!!

There stepping into the ring this summer with TLC and Nelly for #TheMainEvent! RSVP here for the presale and other tour info: http://smarturl.it/NKOTB_RSVP


Friday, May 1 Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 2 Anaheim, CA
Sunday, May 3 San Jose, CA
Tuesday, May 5 Vancouver, BC
Wednesday, May 6 Tacoma, WA
Saturday, May 9 Los Angeles, CA
Monday, May 11 San Diego, CA
Tuesday, May 12 Phoenix, AZ
Thursday, May 14 Dallas, TX
Friday, May 15 New Orleans, LA
Saturday, May 16 Houston, TX
Monday, May 18 Oklahoma City, OK
Tuesday, May 19 Kansas City, MO
Wednesday, May 20 St. Paul, MN
Friday, May 22 St. Louis, MO
Saturday, May 23 Rosemont, IL
Tuesday, May 26 Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, May 27 Nashville, TN
Friday, May 29 Detroit, MI
Saturday, May 30 Grand Rapids, MI
Sunday May 31 Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, June 2 Charlotte, NC
Thursday, June 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Friday, June 5 Orlando, FL
Saturday, June 6 Atlanta, GA
Sunday, June 7 Louisville, KY
Tuesday, June 9 Norfolk, VA
Wednesday, June 10 Washington, DC
Friday, June 12 Uncasville, CT
Saturday, June 13 Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, June 14 Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, June 16 Columbus, OH
Wednesday, June 17 Cleveland, OH
Friday, June 19 Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 20 Uniondale, NY
Sunday, June 21 New York, NY
Monday, June 22 New York, NY
Wednesday, June 24 Boston, MA
Saturday, June 27 Hershey, PA
Sunday, June 28 Toronto, ON
Tuesday, June 30 Montreal, QC
Thursday, July 2 Buffalo, NY