The Miseducation Turns 25: Lauryn Hill and The Fugees Hit the Road
A Look Back at ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’
Lauryn Hill, an iconic figure in the hip-hop world, is set to embark on a tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. This album, released in 1998, showcased Hill’s unparalleled vocal prowess and delved deep into themes of love, pain, and empowerment, making it a staple in hip-hop. Watch the official video for the album’s classic single, “Doo-Wop (That Thing) below or in our list of the best summer hip-hop songs:
Related: See which Lauryn Hill song made the list of the best r&b love songs.
The Fugees Reunite for the Tour
In a surprising twist, The Fugees, consisting of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel, will reunite for this special tour. This is significant as the trio hasn’t toured together in years. Their decision to postpone their 2021 tour, which was meant to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, The Score, was due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Tour Details and Special Guests
The tour is set to kick off on September 28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fans can expect performances in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The grand finale is scheduled for November 9 in Seattle. Adding to the excitement, Koffee, the renowned Jamaican reggae artist, will be the opening act for all North American dates, setting the stage for Hill and The Fugees. Unfortunately, the tour doesn’t stop in Utah.
Full Tour Dates
09/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mystic Lake
09/23 – New York, NY @ Global Citizen Festival
10/01 – Gold Coast, AU @ Promiseland Festival
10/03 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena ^
10/05 – Sydney, AU @ Kudos Banks Arena ^
10/07 – Auckland, NZ @ Eden Festival
10/17 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center *
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *
10/21 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena *
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena *
10/26 – Toronto, ON – Scotia *
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *
10/30 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena *
11/02 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena *
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum *
11/07 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena *
11/09 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena *
^ = w/ Koffee
* = w/ Fugees
Lauryn Hill & The Fugees: A Legacy in Music
Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation and The Fugees’ The Score are more than just albums; they are cultural landmarks. As fans gear up for this historic tour, many are left reminiscing about their favorite tracks. Which song from these classic albums holds a special place in your heart?
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