Lauryn Hill Announces ‘Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ 25th Anniversary Tour, Fugees To Appear At U.S. Shows
Great news for Lauryn Hill fans!
The Grammy-winning singer will be back on tour soon, celebrating the 25th anniversary of her iconic debut album.
Lauryn Hill, 48, broke the exciting news on Tuesday (Aug. 22). The songstress will be hitting 17 cities, and will be joined by her former bandmates The Fugees for the U.S. shows.
It’s speculated that the decision to only tour with her former bandmates domestically is due to Pras Michel’s legal troubles. As previously covered, the musician was convicted in a federal lawsuit for charges related to international conspiracy against the U.S. government. Michel was found guilty of all 10 counts, however, his attorney said they plan to appeal the verdict.
Performances of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” are set to take place around the world, and will stop in several major cities such as Chicago, Brooklyn, Toronto, and Sydney (Australia). In a recent post, also announcing a second Australian tour date in Melbourne, the “Ex-Factor” artist wrote:
“Hi Australia! I’ll be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ with YOU in Sydney & Melbourne this October.”
Released in 1998, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” was Hill’s first solo record – and first project after parting ways with the Fugees. It went on to become critically acclaimed for its exploration of universal themes surrounding loss, motherhood, love, and God. The record is considered to be a trailblazer for its unique melodic blend of R&B, hip-hop, and pop, and was entered into the Library of Congress in 2015. At the 1999 Grammy’s, the album became the first hip-hop project to win album of the year, and Hill became the first woman to be nominated for 10 Grammy’s in one year, and the first to win five in one night.
Speaking about the influential project, Hill reportedly previously stated:
“‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ is and was a love song to my parents, my family, my people, my musical and cultural forebears, my teachers, my loves, my Creator. I wrote love songs and protest songs— (still love songs) about the subjects and interests that inspired and moved me. I was confident that what inspired me would resonate with an audience that had been led to believe that songs of that kind could only live in the past.”
“I loved music, I loved people, I truly felt grateful to God for my life, and genuinely blessed to have a platform where I could share wisdom and perspective through music…I felt a charge to challenge the idea that certain kinds of expression and/or certain kinds of people didn’t belong in certain places. I loved showing what could work or happen provided there was imagination, creativity and LOVE leading the way.”
Tickets for the tour are said to become available for Citi Bank members today (Aug. 24), while public on-sale will begin Friday (Aug. 25).
A complete list of dates and locations can be found below.
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