As a busy year of tours begins to wind down, one of the most-anticipated runs of the fall has been Ms. Lauryn Hill's 25th Anniversary Tour for her iconic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which was released in 1998.
On Oct. 28, the singer played the United Center in Chicago, where she was joined by her bandmates, the Fugees, who are co-headlining the special dates after appearing with Ms. Hill at her performance at the Global Citizen Festival back in September.
Last month, Hill added more dates to the tour, of which most of the shows are already sold-out.
“I’ve almost felt compelled to carry a torch or to keep a light shining regarding the continual performance of the Miseducation album," said Hill upon announcing the tour's extension. "I believe there’s been a reason for that—and the Fugees coming back together for performances too feels like unfinished business we’re destined to handle. The connections are real and uncanny, and the magic and synergy between us has not been deterred by time."
She continued: "I believe the messages that we and the art we made embody something moving, meaningful and important for us and for the world. We gave voice and image to possibilities that emblazoned so many musical directions after us. As we were inspired, we also inspired countless artists who have shown up to express themselves in this musical space. Both the Miseducation and the Fugees’ material challenged and expanded convention, by paying homage to the past, while richly embracing the present, and emblazoning the trail for the future. We represent not just ourselves but our influences and our peers who took art, culture and inspiration very seriously—who reshaped the landscape for ourselves and for those who would follow after us. I’m grateful to be able to celebrate this classic material and re-present it to an audience in this time.”
See photos from the amazing Chicago show below, by Josh Darr.
Ms. Lauryn Hill's tour dates:
11/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum *
11/7 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena *
11/9 - Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena *
11/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
11/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
11/21 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
11/25 - St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
11/27 - Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
11/29 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
12/1 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Arena
12/8 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
12/10 - Miami, FL @ Kaseya Center
12/13 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
* with Fugees