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Sister Sledge release statement after Joni's death

WE ARE FAMILY: Sister Sledge

FOLLOWING THE passing of Joni Sledge, the remaining members of Sister Sledge have bravely decided to continue performing in memory of their beloved sister.

The band will be performing as planned at SpringFest Official at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange on the 27 May, at what is sure to be a very emotionally charged evening.

The sisters announced the news in the following statement, where they thanked their fans for their support.

Read the band's statement below:

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!

SpringFest will be dedicating the main stage of the festival to the memory of Joni Sledge on 27 and 28 May.

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