Singer Lauryn Hill announces her 20th Anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Tour

by: Shumara Thomas


For a long time now, as much as I’ve enjoyed Lauryn Hill as an artist, it was frustrating to see her life knowing she doesn’t perform her much celebrated album,  The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, as the songs were originally released. Rumor has it due to not having the rights to her music any longer. So when attending a show, the songs would be rearranged, often sounding like completely new bodies of work.  Not necessarily a bad thing but with an album as well arranged as hers was, it was disappointing to not be able to hear classics like “Ex-Factor” and “Zion” in the form that stirred your soul from the get go. Add to that her panache for being late and sigh,  sometimes it was just easier to pass on the concert rather than whine about nuances that couldn’t change. Then in April Hill announced that in July she’d be doing a 20th Anniversary Tour for the album AND playing all the original songs,  I won’t lie my initial reaction was …. Yaaaasss Girl!

This tour, this experience, is long overdue so yes I’m getting tickets and if she’s late, I’ll catch up on reading because leaving isn’t an option, nor is the discussion of it. Then yesterday she had to the nerve to list the  supporting acts that’ll be with her at various cities. The list includes Busta Rhymes, SZA, Dave Chappelle, Big Boi, Nas, De La Soul, A$AP Rocky, Dave East, M.I.A., Takin Kweli, Kelela, and more. If you weren’t planning on copping a ticket, might I suggest a change of mind. Need to know who will be supporting her in your city? Here is a list for you to check out with her tour scheduled stops ,  and while you’re there go ahead and purchase your ticket here. We will see you there!

20th Anniversary of The Miseducation of Miss Lauryn Hill Tour Schedule

 Lauryn Hill | Image by: Cathy Foreman
Lauryn Hill | Image by: Cathy Foreman

07-05 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)
07-08 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)
07-11 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)
07-13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley)
07-15 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)
07-18 Toronto, Ontario – Budweiser Stage (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East,Tierra Whack)
07-20 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)
07-22 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-25 Charlotte, NC – CHarlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)
07-26 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)
07-29 St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)
07-31 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

Lauryn Hill | Image by: Cathy Foreman
Lauryn Hill | Image by: Cathy Foreman

08-02 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)
08-03 Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Victory)

08-05 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Victory)
08-08 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (with Nas, Santigold, Victory)
09-07 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas (with Nas, Protoje, Iman Omari)
09-09 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (with Kelela, Protoje, Iman Omari)
09-12 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum (with Nas, Santigold, Iman Omari)
09-14 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park (with Santigold, De La Soul, Iman Omari)
09-15 Kent, WA – ShoWare Center (with Santigold, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)
09-18 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (with Dave Chappelle, De La Soul)
09-20 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (with SZA, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)
09-22 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre (with Santigold, Mr. Eazi, Tierra Whack)
09-24 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre (with Nas, Talib Kwell, Tierra Whack)
09-26 Morrison, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre (with Santigold, Talib Kwell, Shabazz Palaces)
09-29 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)
09-30 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)
10-03 New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)
10-05 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)