The Fugees Reuniting for ‘The Score’ 25th Anniversary Tour

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel of the Fugees announced today that they plan to take to the stage for their first world tour in 25 years.

The surprise announcement of the trio’s reunion after 15 years apart is meant to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 masterpiece The Score. The 12-city international tour kicks off Sept. 22 with a surprise pop-up show in New York City at a secret location in support of Global Citizen Live. The tour will then officially get going in Chicago on Nov. 2, and from there will stop in Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and other cities before concluding with two concerts in Nigeria and Ghana.

The reunion of the legendary group is significant, in part because of the inner personal and legal turmoil that ultimately led to the group splitting in 2006. Pras Michel—who seems to be allowed to tour despite facing criminal charges of campaign finance violations in connection to the 2012 U.S. Presidential race—said in 2007 that there was “a better chance of seeing Osama Bin Laden and [President George W.] Bush in Starbucks having a latte, discussing foreign policies” than seeing him work alongside Lauryn Hill again.

In a new press release, Hill said the Fugees no doubt “have a complex but impactful history,” and that this reunion was meant to “set an example of reconciliation for the world.” 

With his own statement, Wyclef echoed these sentiments. “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,” he wrote. “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.” 

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