Hot Summer Nights Tour
TLC | Shaggy
with Special Guests En Vogue
Plus Sean Kingston
June 11, 2023
Photos & Review by Dan Wenc
MANSFIELD, Mass. – It was a perfect kind for a concert, a warm spring night outdoors at the Xfinity Center for the Hot Summer Nights Tour. The audience was prepared for a trip back in time thorough the music, with live performances from a few of the biggest names to dominate radio and record sales during the 90s and 2000s and onward. This night would feature the sounds of the ladies of En Vogue, TLC and Shaggy. Sean Kingston, would start off the night getting the crowd going with a short seven- song set.
SEAN KINGSTON photo gallery
As the sun set on the stage, the crowd was getting warmed up after Kingston. Next up were the trio of En Vogue, comprised of Cindy Heron, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett. A musical sound of their own they lit up the venue with their music and matching orange outfits. En Vogue performed an eleven song set, which included a melody of Shelia E.’s “Glamourous Life” and Prince’s “Lets Go Crazy.” An entertaining set and the audience were on their feet from this point to the end of the show. En Vogue, along with the next act, TLC, are both on the list of Best Selling Girl Groups, Worldwide.
EN VOGUE photo gallery
It was time for TLC, the lights went down and the crowd became energized once again as T-Boz, Tionne Watkins appeared at stage right and Chilli, Rozonda Thomas who appeared at stage left. Both TLC members joined together onstage to blast out some of the most iconic songs of the 90s and 2000s. Backed by a band and the TLC dancers, the stage was energetic and busy. It was a fun night. T-Boz and Chilli took everyone down the road of TLC hits, the crowd was singing along the whole night. A set full of energy, amazing choreography, great sounding vocals all wrapped up with the TLC classic catalog of hits. Swells of applause and cheers could be heard in between each song. The showing of tonights crowd showed that TLC is still hot and many were excited to see them play live again. TLC performed a ten-song set which included a medley of “Hat 2 the Back, “Silly Ho” and “FanMail.” According to Billboard magazine, TLC is the second most successful girl group on the Billboard charts, behind The Supremes. This night showed why they had much success over the past 30 years, their music was strong and catchy, seeing them live was a great experience.
TLC photo gallery
Grammy Award winning Shaggy would wrap up the night. The set would include hits “Boombastic,” “Angel,” “It Wasn’t Me” and many other of his Reggae infused hip-hop sounds that transcended the past two decades, Shaggy made the stage lively and kept the crowd going strong to close out the night. An overall great and memorable night of music.
SHAGGY photo gallery
The Hot Summer Nights Tour 2023 kicked off on June 1st 2023, so there are many more dates to catch this show at city near you.