Ready or not, here they come: Fugees are reuniting for their first shows together in 15 years.
The seminal hip-hop group of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel have announced a 12-city international tour to celebrate the silver anniversary of their landmark album, 1996’s The Score. The first concert takes place tomorrow night (!) — September 22nd — at an undisclosed location in New York City. Further shows are scheduled in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Miami, as well as in France, the UK, Nigeria, and Ghana.
“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,” Ms. Lauryn Hill said in a statement. “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.”
Check out the tour’s itinerary below. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.
Editor’s Note: We explored the legacy of Fugees’ The Score in a recent season of The Opus. Listen to the first episode below, and find the rest of them here.
Fugees 2021 Tour Dates:
09/22 – New York, NY @ TBA
11/02 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
11/07 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
11/21 – Miami, FL @ FTX Arena
11/26 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
11/28 – Washington DC @ Capital One Arena
12/04 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
12/06 – London, UK @ The O2
TBA – Nigeria @ TBA
12/18 – Ghana @ TBA