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Ms. Lauryn Hill Celebrating ‘Miseducation’ With 25th Anniversary Tour

In a surprising twist, the Fugees will co-headline the North American dates
Ms. Lauryn Hill
(Credit: Mark Elzey)

This year, Ms. Lauryn Hill‘s beloved album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill turns 25, and in celebration, she will perform the album in its entirety on a 17-date world tour beginning Sept. 8 in Minneapolis and wrapping Oct. 19 in Seattle. As an added bonus, the Fugees will co-headline all the North American dates, a year-and-a-half after canceling a planned reunion tour.

“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,” Hill says. “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.”

As a precursor to the upcoming dates, Hill performed with fellow Fugee members Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel at the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. The trio played six songs, including the hits “Ready or Not,” “Killing Me Softly,” and “Fu-Gee-La.” Aside from a 2021 gig at New York’s Rooftop at Pier 17, Hill, Jean, and Michel hadn’t been on stage together since 2006.

Unfortunately, Michel’s legal issues continue to hang over the group’s future. In April, he was found guilty of 10 counts of conspiracy, witness tampering, and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government (China). The charges stemmed from his role in a $100 million scheme to influence American politics, as SPIN previously reported. Michel was originally charged in 2019 and faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced later this year.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets tomorrow (Aug. 22) at 10:00. The general ticket sale begins Friday at 10 am local time.

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th anniversary tour dates:

9/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mystic Lake

9/23 – New York, NY @ Global Citizen Festival

10/1 – Gold Coast, AUS @ Promiseland Festival

10/3 – Melbourne, AUS @ Rod Laver Arena (with Koffee)

10/5 – Sydney, AUS @ Kudos Banks Arena (with Koffee)

10/7 – Auckland, NZ @ Eden Festival

10/17 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (with Fugees)

10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays (with Fugees)

10/21 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena (with Fugees)

10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena (with Fugees)

10/26 – Toronto, ON – Scotia (with Fugees)

10/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center (with Fugees)

10/30 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena (with Fugees)

11/2 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena (with Fugees)

11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum (with Fugees)

11/7 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena (with Fugees)

11/9 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena (with Fugees)