TLC will play an intimate headline show in Melbourne next month as part of the Victorian government’s Always Live initiative. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas will perform a concert at the Palais Theatre in St. Kilda on Wednesday, 2nd November, joined by KYE.
Tickets are on sale next Wednesday, 12th October at 1pm AEDT, with a Frontier Members pre-sale kicking off Monday, 10th October at 11am. The group will also perform as part of RNB Fridays’ Fridayz Live Australian tour, alongside Macklemore, Akon, Craig David and Ashanti – details on that here.
TLC – ‘No Scrubs’
The R&B duo’s announcement leads a slate of new additions to the Always Live program, such as the Islands in the Sky series, which will see rooftop performances in Melbourne by Thelma Plum, The Veronicas, Years & Years and Big Freedia. There’s also a second Palais Theatre show from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis on Wednesday, 30th November ahead of the pair’s shows at Hanging Rock.
Melbourne institution The Old Bar will host a 21st birthday party on Saturday, 3rd December with performances from Cash Savage & the Last Drinks, SPOD and more. As announced earlier today, Texan psych-rock trio Khruangbin have also added an extra date to their sold-out trek, closing out their forthcoming Australian tour with a show at 170 Russell in Melbourne on Sunday, 4th December, joined by Mildlife.
Today’s announcement follows a huge slate of shows that were revealed back in August – including Dua Lipa, Crowded House, Sampa the Great and Sophie Ellis-Bextor – and yesterday’s announcement of First & Forever, a First Nations music festival co-curated by Briggs and Paul Kelly and featuring performances from Plum, Baker Boy, Alice Skye, King Stingray, Christine Anu, Budjerah and many more. See the full program here.