Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Lauryn Hill announced a 29 stop, North American tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
In August of 1998, The Miseducation debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and spent 81 weeks there. Additionally, Hill received 10 Grammy award nominations—making her the first woman to ever be nominated that many times in one year—and won five, including the prestigious album of the year award. Hill's only solo album to date, Miseducation is largely recognized as her seminal work and praised for its deep introspective look at love and relationships, and its fluidity between hip-hop and R&B.
Hill plans to perform every song on the album on the tour which is set to kick off July 5 in Virginia Beach, VA, making it's way to Philly July 13. The announcement of the tour was shortly after Hill's performance at Nina Simone's Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, OH this past weekend.
In a statement on the tour, Hill said, "This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I Loved and believed deeply in my community's ability to both Love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the Love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with Love and optimism at the helm."
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 20.