Lauryn Hill delivers a frenetic, dizzying version of her 1998 classic “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in a preview of her Austin City Limits performance, which airs Saturday, August 6th on PBS. The singer alternates between soulful vocalizing and deft rhymes, backed by a massive live band.
In a web-only clip, Hill also fronts a seductive, syncopated “Mystery of Iniquity,” beefing up the stark original cut with horns and slide-guitar.
Hill’s career-spanning, nine-song Austin City Limits debut will blend solo material with Fugees tracks. The hour-long installment previews the show’s upcoming 42nd season, which kicks off October 1st with Paul Simon. PBS has announced the line-up for the following seven episodes: James Bay/Rhiannon Giddens on October 8th, followed by Robert Plant (October 15th), Florence + the Machine/Andra Day (October 22nd), Iggy Pop (October 29th), Natalia Lafourcade/Grupo Fantasma (November 5th) and My Morning Jacket/Ben Harper (November 12th).
In April, Hill hosted and headlined the first-ever Brooklyn series Diaspora Calling!, which highlighted the work of artists and musicians from Africa and throughout the African Diaspora. On Wednesday, she announced MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series, a new tour set to begin August 27th in Philadelphia.
MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series Tour Dates
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
September 1 – Chicago, IL @ Ravinia
September 2 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
September 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
September 13 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
September 16 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
September 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live Rocksino
September 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
September 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
September 25 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
October 1 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
November 1 – San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall
November 6 – Seattle, WA @ McCaw Hall
November 8 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry at SLS
November 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre