Lauryn Hill Cancels Numerous Concert Dates Citing “Unforeseen Production Issues”
Some Lauryn Hill fans maybe disappointed. The “X Factor” singer was scheduled to perform in Virginia Beach, Virginia in August, but it has been canceled due to “unforeseen production issues,” according to Live Nation. The promotion company did not cite what those issues were.
Hill, 43, had previously rescheduled this concert date from July 5th to August 16th. The concert was apart of the “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour,” celebrating her only studio album. The album spawned hits “Everything is Everything,” “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Nothing Really Matters.” Globally, the album has sold more than 19 million copies to date.
This latest cancellation comes on the heels of others, as she has also canceled performances in Charlotte (July 25th), Raleigh (July 26th), St. Petersberg (July 29), Miami (July 31), Jacksonville (August 2), and Bristow (August 17).
Recently, Hill had performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago to rave reviews, but garnered a lot of criticism for her Detroit and Toronto dates. According to reports, in Detroit, her performance was cut early by the venue, where she also encountered numerous sound and technical issues. Reportedly, in Toronto, she showed up more than an hour late and only for performed 45 minutes. She also allegedly criticized her tech crew and band repeatedly during the performance.
Hill still has dates scheduled for Atlanta, Las Vegas, Nashville, Los Angeles, St.Louis and New Orleans, in addition to several European dates.
Hill hasn’t commented on the canceled tour dates. The Miami concert has been rescheduled for October 15th.