Sister Sledge to release new album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 March 2017
Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge are reportedly set to release a new album as a tribute to their late sister Joni Sledge, who tragically passed away on March 10 of natural causes

Sister Sledge are set to release a new album.

Sisters Debbie and Kim Sledge have been left devastated by the sudden death of their sister and band mate Joni - who died on March 10 from natural causes at the age of 60 - and they've not only vowed to continue performing together as a duo, but they are reportedly set to release their first record since 2003's 'Style'.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Kim and Debbie plan to continue as a duo and they are considering releasing the music as a tribute to honour Joni."

The 'We Are Family' hitmakers said they are fully "committed" to continuing Joni's legacy and will fulfil all of their upcoming shows.

They recently said in a statement: "Sister Sledge will continue with their 2017 concert schedule. Sister Sledge - Debbie, Kim and the Sledge family - would like to express our deepest gratitude to all who have extended their love and support during this difficult and challenging time of mourning, in the wake of the passing of our beloved sister Joni Sledge.

"Joni was a beautiful person, phenomenal artist and producer, a brilliant business woman and a powerhouse! One of her greatest loves and joys was performing live with her family. In the spirit of Joni's powerful strength of character, zest for life and spreading joy through music, we are committed to continuing her legacy.

"Therefore, in this new 2017 concert season, and in the true Sister Sledge family tradition, we will embrace and celebrate Joni, dedicating every concert in honor of her remarkable and beautiful life. WE ARE SISTERS. We are one... We are Flo's daughters. We are Family! WE ARE WAMOWS! (sic)"

Joni's tragic passing brings the group down to a duo after sister Kathy left the group in 1989.

Amongst other shows, Sister Sledge will take to the stage at SpringFest Official at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange on May 27 and 28, dedicating their main stage performance to their late sibling.

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