Ms. Lauryn Hill (@mslaurynhill) is a five-time GRAMMY winner and one of the most notable hip-hop, R&B, and fashion/style icons of all time. Not too long ago, she announced The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th Anniversary Tour to commemorate her massively influential 1998 debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, an album that was released 25 years ago to the day this coming Friday.
Lauryn Hill will be performing the album, revisiting the musical sentiment and nostalgia that caused it to resonate with so many fans. The 17-date tour will hit arenas worldwide, including the Kia Forum on Sunday, November 5, 2023 (full dates below). The Fugees will reunite for their first tour in years to co-headline the tour on all US and Canadian dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 25th, at 10 am PT.
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album cover art
“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.” – Ms. Lauryn Hill explained her thoughts on the album and its lasting impact
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’s impact on music, fashion, and American and world culture is immeasurable and continues to influence the world’s most prominent artists. Entered into the Library of Congress in 2015, Ms. Hill and her Diamond-certified album achieved numerous firsts, including being the first ever hip-hop album to receive an Album Of The Year Grammy Award, being the first woman to be nominated for 10 Grammy awards in one year and being the first woman to win 5 Grammys in one night.
Citi is the official card of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th Anniversary Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, 8/22, at 10:00 am local time until Thursday, 8/24, at 10 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit citientertainment.com. Public on-sale for the tour begins this Friday, 8/25, at 10 am local time.
Over the past few months:
Ms. Lauryn Hill has been seen in dazzling looks while making select appearances at events across the country in celebration of the anniversary year of the album. Wearing a bright pink blazer, Hill made a surprise appearance at Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary in New York City, performing a medley of her and Fugees’ hits with legendary collaborator, Nas. In June, Hill headlined the Roots Picnic festival, reuniting with the Fugees for the first time since 2021.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
9/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mystic Lake
9/23 – New York, NY @ Global Citizen Festival
10/1 – Gold Coast, AUS @ Promiseland Festival
10/3 – Melbourne, AUS @ Rod Laver Arena (with Koffee)
10/5 – Sydney, AUS @ Kudos Banks Arena (with Koffee)
10/7 – Auckland, NZ @ Eden Festival
10/17 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (with Fugees)
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays (with Fugees)
10/21 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena (with Fugees)
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena (with Fugees)
10/26 – Toronto, ON – Scotia (with Fugees)
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center (with Fugees)
10/30 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena (with Fugees)
11/2 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena (with Fugees)
11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum (with Fugees)
11/7 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena (with Fugees)
11/9 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena (with Fugees)
The Kia Forum
The Kia Forum, located in Inglewood, California, is the only arena-sized venue in the country dedicated to music and entertainment, delivering a superior experience for artists and fans alike. The iconic venue attracts a wide variety of premier events, including the biggest names in music and entertainment, award shows, combat sports, and more. Fans at the Kia Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event-level hospitality offerings, including merchandise and food and beverage options. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the show. A 40,000-square-foot outdoor terrace wraps around the perimeter of the building and offers comfortable furnishings and food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, Kia Forum Backstage includes star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Kia Forum was honored at the 2022 Pollstar Awards as the Arena of the Decade award recipient. For more information, please visit thekiaforum.com.