In a surprise announcement, The Fugees have announced an international tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 classic, The Score.
A seven-date North American run will kicks November 2nd at the United Center in Chicago and wrap November 28th at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C before making stops in L.A., Atlanta, Miami and Newark. In December, the Fugees will play shows in Paris, London, Nigeria, and Ghana. The dates for Nigeria and Ghana are TBA at the moment.
Before that, the trio of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will play a special gig in New York City at a “secret” location. The show will be filmed for the upcoming broadcast event, Global Citizen Live which airs September 25th.
Presented by Diaspora Calling and produced by Live Nation, this will mark the group’s first round of shows together in 15 years. Tickets for those shows will go on sale on September 24th at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation.
“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history,” Hill said in a statement. “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.”
Jean added, “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.”
The Fugees Tour Dates
September 22 – NYC @ TBA
November 2 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
November 7 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
November 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
November 18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
November 21 – Miami, FL @ FTX Arena
November 26 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
November 28 – Washington D.C. @ Capital One Arena
December 4 – Paris, France @ La Defense Arena
December 6 – London, U.K. @ The O2
TBA – Nigeria @ TBA
December 18 – Ghana @ TBA