After 25 years of record industry glory, Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced that she will go on tour to celebrate her groundbreaking debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
As the outlet mentioned, known for its nearly flawless meshing of R&B, hip-hop and pop, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is one of the most impactful records of the 1990s. With accolades such as being placed in the Library of Congress in 2015, becoming the first hip-hop album to receive an album of the year Grammy and making Hill the first woman to win five Grammys in one night, the record was genre shifted and expanded the bounds of what hip-hop could be.
Variety reported Hill said, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is and was a love song to my parents, my family, my people, my musical and cultural forebears, my teachers, my loves, my Creator. I wrote love songs and protest songs — (still love songs) about the subjects and interests that inspired and moved me. I was confident that what inspired me would resonate with an audience that had been led to believe that songs of that kind could only live in the past.
“I loved music, I loved people, I truly felt grateful to God for my life, and genuinely blessed to have a platform where I could share wisdom and perspective through music,” she added. “I felt a charge to challenge the idea that certain kinds of expression and/or certain kinds of people didn’t belong in certain places. I loved showing what could work or happen provided there was imagination, creativity and LOVE leading the way.”
According to Variety’s reporting, Citi, the tour’s official card, offers cardmembers access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment. Public tour tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time and will also be available on resale sites such as StubHub, Ticketmaster and Vivid Seats.
Sept. 8 — Minneapolis, Minn.
Sept. 23 — New York, N.Y. at Global Citizen Festival
Oct. 1 — Gold Coast, Australia at Promiseland Festival
Oct. 3 — Melbourne, Australia (with Koffee)
Oct. 5 — Sydney, Australia (with Koffee)
Oct. 7 — Auckland, New Zealand at Eden Festival
Oct. 17 — Newark, N.J. (with Fugees)
Oct. 19 — Brooklyn, N.Y. (with Fugees)
Oct. 21 — Washington, D.C. (with Fugees)
Oct. 23 — Philadelphia, Pa. (with Fugees)
Oct. 26 — Toronto, Ontario (with Fugees)
Oct. 28 — Chicago, Ill. (with Fugees)
Oct. 30 — Fort Worth, Texas (with Fugees)
Nov. 2 — Denver, Colo. (with Fugees)
Nov. 5 — Los Angeles, Calif. (with Fugees)
Nov. 7 — Oakland, Calif. (with Fugees)
Nov. 9 — Seattle, Wash. (with Fugees)