UPDATE 2: Lauryn Hill has canceled several of the remaining dates of her Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary tour, The Virginian-Pilot reports. Following her Pitchfork Music Festival performance last weekend, she canceled shows this week in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and St. Petersburg, Florida, per Live Nation’s list of Hill’s upcoming tour dates. Nixed August dates include ones in Jacksonville, Florida and Holmdel, New Jersey. Her Virginia Beach and Bristow, Virginia dates, which were postponed from July and rescheduled for August 16th and 17th respectively, have also been canceled. Hill’s July 31st appearance in Miami, Florida, at Bayfront Park Amphitheater has been rescheduled for October 15th. Her Nashville, Tennessee date has been moved to October 11th and her Atlanta, Georgia appearance has been postponed until October 13th.
According to a Live Nation statement via The Virginian-Pilot, the shows were canceled or postponed due to “unforeseen production issues.” Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.
UPDATE: Lauryn Hill recruited Nas, Dave Chappelle, M.I.A., Santigold, A$AP Rocky, SZA, Big Boi, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli and Shabazz Palaces to serve, respectively, as special guests at various dates on her upcoming 20th anniversary tour behind The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Dave East, Jo Mersa Marley, Bambaata Marley, Patoranking, Tierra Whack, Protoje, Kelela, Victory, Raury and Iman Omari, among others, will also appear during the trek. Chappelle and De La Soul will serve as support acts for Hill’s newly announced concert at Los Angeles, California’s Hollywood Bowl on September 18th. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, June 22nd at 10 a.m. local time.
The trek comprises two legs, the first of which launches July 5th at the Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia and wraps August 8th at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. On September 7th, Hill will kick off her second run at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. That leg wraps October 5th at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.
Tickets for most shows go on sale April 20th at 10 a.m. local time. Various pre-sales will also be held starting this afternoon, April 17th. Complete information is available via Ticketmaster.
After releasing two records with the Fugees, Hill embarked on a solo career and released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. The record debuted at Number One on the strength of its chart-topping lead single, “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Over the past two decades, the record has been canonized as a genre-bending modern day classic of hip-hop and R&B.
Hill has not released another album since Miseducation, and the past 20 years of her career have been marked by occasional tours and self-imposed exiles. In 2013, Hill served a three-month prison sentence for tax evasion, but since her release, she’s begun performing more frequently. Last year, she linked with Nas for a North American trek. This past weekend, she honored Nina Simone at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.
Lauryn Hill Tour Dates (new date in bold)
July 5 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)
July 8 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)
July 11 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)
July 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier At Penn’s Landing (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley)
July 15 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (witih M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)
July 18 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Tierra Whack)
July 20 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheater At Freedom Hill (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)
July 22 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
July 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)
July 26 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)
July 29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Al Lang Stadium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)
July 31 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)
August 2 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)
August 3 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheater At Chastain Park (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Victory)
August 5 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Victory)
August 8 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center (with Nas, Santigold, Victory)
September 7 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel (with Nas, Protoje, Iman Omari)
September 9 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater At SDSU (with Kelela, Protoje, Iman Omari)
September 12 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum (with Nas, Santigold, Iman Omari)
September 14 – Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park (with Santigold, De La Soul, Iman Omari)
September 15 – Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center (with Santigold, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)
September 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (with Dave Chappelle, De La Soul)
September 20 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre (with SZA, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)
September 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre (with Santigold, Mr. Eazi, Tierra Whack)
September 24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater (with Nas, Talib Kwell, Tierra Whack)
September 26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Santigold, Talib Kwell, Shabazz Palaces)
September 29 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)
September 30 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)
October 3 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)
October 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)