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Fugees Announce Reunion and First World Tour in 15 Years

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For the first time in 15 years Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will take to the stage together Wednesday, reuniting one of the defining hip hop groups of the 1990s – Fugees.

In 1996 the trio's second album "The Score" shot them to superstardom. Hit singles "Killing Me Softly" and "Ready or Not" helped propel it to the top of the Billboard charts. The Fugees went on to become the first hip-hop group ever to be nominated for Album of the Year at the 1997 Grammy's, where "The Score" took home awards for Best Rap Album and Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Killing Me Softly").

The group's first reunion since 2006, when the Fugees kicked off Grammy week with a free show in Hollywood, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the seven-time platinum album, which has sold over 22 million copies and is the best-selling album ever by a hip-hop group. 

“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history,” said Hill in a statement. “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 un-heard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together.”

The reunion will also launch a 12-city world tour beginning with Wednesday's New York City "intimate" pop-up show that is scheduled to take place in an undisclosed location. According to reporting from Variety the New York show is in support of “Global Citizen Live,” a global broadcast event “calling on world leaders to defend the planet and defeat poverty,” to air on September 25. Those looking for an opportunity to attend can head here.

The rest of the tour will commence November 2 at United Center in Chicago and will make stops across the globe before finishing in Africa, with the final shows taking place in Nigeria and Ghana. 


  • Wed, Sept 22 – NYC – ???
  • Tues, Nov 2 – Chicago, IL – United Center
  • Sun, Nov 7 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
  • Fri, Nov 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
  • Thurs, Nov 18 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
  • Sun, Nov 21 – Miami, FL – FTX Arena
  • Fri, Nov 26 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
  • Sun, Nov 28 – Washington D.C. – Capital One Arena
  • Sat, Dec 4 – Paris, France – La Defense Arena
  • Mon, Dec 6 – London, U.K. – The O2
  • ??? – Nigeria – ???
  • Sat, Dec 18 – Ghana – ???

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