Lauryn Hill will celebrate ‘Miseducation’ album, reunite with Fugees on upcoming tour

by JAY LUSTIG
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MS. LAURYN HILL

Ms. Lauryn Hill will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with a tour that comes to the Prudential Center in Newark, Oct. 17. She will perform the album — which features the hits “Doo Wop (That Thing),” “Ex-Factor” and “Everything Is Everything” and won five Grammys, including Album of the Year — in its entirety, and also participate in a reunion set with her group The Fugees.

Tickets go on sale Aug. 25 at 10 a.m., with pre-sales beginning Aug. 23 at 10 a.m.; visit ticketmaster.com.

Hill also will perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Sept. 23, and her other concerts with The Fugees will include The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Oct. 19; and the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Oct. 23.

Hill said in a press release: “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.”

For more on Hill, visit mslaurynhill.com.

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