(GEMS RADIO)—Tony! Toni! Toné! is going back on tour. Raphael Saadiq shared the news on Instagram. The reunion tour is dubbed the “Just Me and You Tour 2023”.
“I’ve been working on new Tonys music for about 15 years. I just felt like we should do something, a few songs, maybe seven or eight of them and then do a few shows,” he said. “So I’m not gonna be back-back because I have way too many things going on, but as far as doing a tour and an EP or something, I’m down for that.”
Saadiq also spoke on the trio’s demise which may have come down to stolen money. “It was more an appropriation of funds, if you know what I mean?” Raphael Saadiq clarified. “Things just weren’t operating right. We were young, we all really didn’t understand everything and he was sort of the leader of the group. We all had the same bank account at one time.”
The group was originally composed of D’wayne Wiggins on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Raphael Saadiq (born Charles Ray Wiggins) on lead vocals and bass, and their cousin Timothy Christian Riley on drums, keyboards, and background vocals.