The Fugees Postpone 25th Anniversary Tour Until 2022
The hip-hop group will reunite for their first tour in 25 years and first show in 15 years.
October 30, 2021 at 5:26 pm
Update (Oct. 30, 2021):
The Fugees are moving the dates of their 25th Anniversary Tour to early 2022. Making the announcement on Instagram on Friday, the group said the schedule will ensure “that all cities on the tour are fully open.”
“So we can perform for as many fans as possible,” The Fugees said.
The group is also planning to add more cities to their tour. Fans around the world are already flooding social media to suggest some cities that should be added to the list. Boston, New York, Toronto, Barcelona, São Paulo and Tokyo are a few of the suggestions seen on social media so far.
The Fugees’ previous list, released on Sept. 21, included several international stops. Paris, London, Nigeria and Ghana were some of the destinations revealed in September.
The group said full details of the new schedule will be released soon, along with special announcements.
Original (Sept. 21, 2021):
Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel, known as The Fugees, have announced a reunion tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their critically acclaimed second and final studio album The Score, Variety reports. The album helped the group receive a Grammy win for Best Rap Album back in 1997.
The "Doo Wop (That Thing)" rapper took to her social media to announce the reunion with a video post.
The tour marks their first show in 15 years and first tour in 25 years. The legendary hip-hop group is scheduled for a 12-city international tour with a pop-up performance in New York at an undisclosed location on Wednesday. The concert will be filmed for the upcoming Global Citizen Live broadcast set for Sept. 25. Fans can sign up to purchase tickets here.
The group disbanded in 2005 after releasing the single "Take It Easy."
Fans have been yearning for a reunion for years, despite the trio continuously shutting down any possibility of reuniting. Jean shares in his autobiography, Purpose, that the relationship between him and Hill resulted in the group's breakup.
In an excerpt obtained by the New York Post, Jean revealed Hill lied about the paternity test for her son, Zion, saying it was his child, only for him to find out the father was Bob Marley's son, Rohan Marley.
"In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn't forgive that," Jean said in the book.
"She could no longer be my muse," he continued. "Our love spell was broken."
It seems like the trio resolved all their issues, as their tour will officially begin on Nov. 2 in Chicago, and will continue in cities including Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Paris and London, before finishing the highly anticipated tour with two concerts in 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. 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," Hill said in a press release.
"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. We would be a voice for the unheard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together," Jean added.
Twitter took wind of the news and while fans expressed their excitement, fans were concerned if Hill will be on time for the scheduled performances.
Lauryn might be 2 hrs late but 👀 https://t.co/ztDWAFytvP— Thizzard Kelly (@Dammit_Eric) September 21, 2021
Does lauryn hill know about the fugees tour because I’m not about spend money for her energy to not aligned with the time again pic.twitter.com/8kXsLoHVUb— denise was the supreme huxtable (@whoistigerlilly) September 21, 2021
Came on Harriet Tubman’s internet to tell you that Ms. Lauryn Hill is reuniting with the Fugees this fall for the 25th anniversary of The Score. Take my money‼️— Johnathan S. Perkins 😷 (@JohnathanPerk) September 21, 2021
DEFINITELY didnt have The Fugees going on tour on my 2021 bingo card. Y'all SUREEE Lauryn Hill knows? lol— nathan (@868nathan) September 21, 2021
Fugees charitable fund will partner with Global Citizen to work on philanthropic initiatives around the tour. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday at 10 a.m.