In honor of the 25th anniversary of her debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, on Tuesday (8.22) the superstar singer/songwriter announced a tour that the former Fugees-member will perform the entirety of her 1998 Grammy award-winning album during her 17-show tour across North America, Australia and New Zealand.
In a press release about the upcoming trek, Hill, now 48 years old stated:
“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. 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.”
Scheduled to launch to in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 9, the tour will close in Seattle, Washington on November 9, with the Fugees serving as the opening act for the U.S. and Canada leg of shows.