TLC to Tour ... With Left Eye

Lisa Lopes to be resurrected on-screen

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 26, 2012 10:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tupac isn't the only artist experiencing a resurrection: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes will appear with her TLC bandmates in an upcoming reunion tour, despite the fact that she died 10 years ago, the group's rep tells TMZ. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are currently planning the tour, which will take place this year in the US. Lopes' vocals will be incorporated into the live show, and her image will be projected onto a large screen.

The group will use archival footage rather than digitally creating a new performance, Billboard notes. "The word anniversary means a celebration. For us, her death will never be a celebration, it's still something that hurts," Watkins says in a statement. Adds Thomas, "Lisa is our sister. You never get over losing a family member. We love her and we miss her and that isn't ever going to change."

In this March 4, 2000 file photo, Lisa Left Eye Lopes of the group TLC poses backstage at the 14th Annual Soul Train Awards  in Los Angeles.
In this March 4, 2000 file photo, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the group TLC poses backstage at the 14th Annual Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Chili Thomas and T-Boz Watkins of TLC cry as the pay tribute to the third member of their group, Lisa Lopes, at the MTV Video Music Awards 29 August, 2002 in New York.     AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT
Chili Thomas and T-Boz Watkins of TLC cry as the pay tribute to the third member of their group, Lisa Lopes, at the MTV Video Music Awards 29 August, 2002 in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT   (Getty Images)
Members of the group TLC receive the Grammy for the Best R&B Album during the 42d Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles 23 February 2000. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA
Members of the group TLC receive the Grammy for the Best R&B Album during the 42d Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles 23 February 2000. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA   (Getty Images)
File photo dated 10 September, 1999 shows the all-female group TLC posing with their MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video at the Lincoln Center in New York.
File photo dated 10 September, 1999 shows the all-female group TLC posing with their MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video at the Lincoln Center in New York.   (Getty Images)
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