Fugees Announce Reunion Tour
An intimate pop-up show in New York City comes tomorrow ahead of the tour.
Fugees will soon assemble for a reunion tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic 1996 album The Score. The hip-hop group consisting of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will play their first shows together in 15 years during their first world tour in 25 years.
Up first is “an intimate pop-up show” in New York City as an undisclosed location tomorrow (Wednesday, September 22). Then, the tour begins at Chicago’s United Center on November 2. November dates in Oakland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Newark and Washington D.C. follow. Fugees head to Europe in December for concerts in Paris on December 4 and London on December 6. A trip to Africa ends the tour with details for performances in Nigeria and Ghana to be announced.
Tickets for Fugees tour dates go on sale to the general public via LiveNation.com this Friday, September 24 at 10 a.m. local time. The group will team with Global Citizen to plot philanthropic initiatives around the tour.
“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history. I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention,” Hill said in a press release. “I decided to honor this significant project, its anniversary, and the fans who appreciated the music by creating a peaceful platform where we could unite, perform the music we loved, and set an example of reconciliation for the world.”
“As I celebrate 25 years with the Fugees, my first memory was that we vowed, from the gate, we would not just do music we would be a movement,” added Wyclef Jean. “We would be a voice for the un-heard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together.”