Lauryn Hill tour: UK concert dates and latest news
Lauryn Hill has sent 90s fever into overdrive as she prepares to take her classic solo album on the road.
The former Fugees frontwoman - who goes by Ms Lauryn Hill nowadays - is celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, which she’ll be performing in its entirety on the new tour.
UK concerts are set for Glasgow, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and will kick off on November 23. Hill will also perform several European shows.
Here’s everything we know about the Lauryn Hill UK tour, including a look back at 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'.
Lauryn Hill UK concerts: dates and cities
The ‘Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ world tour starts with US dates on July 5 (Virginia Beach). The star arrives for concerts in Europe on November 15 before her first UK date (Glasgow) on November 23.
Here’s a complete list of UK and Europe tour dates for 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Tour' 2018:
- Oslo, Spektrum (Norway) - November 15
- Brussels, Forest National (Belgium) - November 18
- Paris, AccorHotels Arena, (France) - November 20
- Glasgow, SSE Hydro (UK) - November 23
- Manchester Arena (UK) - November 26
- Birmingham Arena, (UK) - November 27
- Dublin, 3Arena, (Ireland) - November 30
- London, O2 Arena (UK) - December 3
- Luxembourg, Rockhal (UK) - December 5
- Amsterdam, AFAS LIVE (Netherlands) - December 6
- Copenhagen, Forum Black Box (Denmark) - December 8
- Stockholm, Hovet (Sweden) - December 10
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Lauryn Hill support acts 2018
While it’s yet to be confirmed who will support Lauryn Hill at her UK concerts, the lineup for her US shows is simple phenomenal.
The artists - who won’t all be performing on the same nights - includes Nas, M.I.A., De La Soul, A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, SZA, Big Boi, Santigold, Kelela - and comedian Dave Chappelle.
Lauryn Hill setlist 2018
As Hill will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, the setlist will likely resemble the album’s tracklist.
- Lost Ones
- To Zion (featuring Carlos Santana)
- Doo Wop (That Thing)
- Final Hour
- When It Hurts So Bad
- I Used to Love Him (featuring Mary J. Blige)
- Forgive Them Father
- Every Ghetto, Every City
- Nothing Even Matters (featuring D'Angelo)
- Everything Is Everything
- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
However, Hill will probably throw in a few Fugees hits like ‘Ready Or Not’, ‘Killing Me Softly’ and ‘No Woman, No Cry’.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - a lookback
Hill recorded her only solo album outside of the The Fugees in Jamaica before releasing it in 1998 to critical acclaim.
The album’s title is inspired by the book ‘The Mis-Education of the Negro’ by Carter G Woodson, a 1933 book that challenged how young black people were being taught in the US.
Tracks feature D’Angelo, Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige and John Legend (before he was super famous).
'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' sold more than 423,000 its first week and received 10 Grammy nominations, winning five - a record for a female artist at the time.
Hill said of the album, “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.”
The hit album spawned massive singles ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’...
...and ‘Ex-Factor’, which was sampled on Drake’s recent hit ‘Nice For What’ and Cardi B’s ‘Be Careful’.
Stay tuned to LineUp for more on Lauryn Hill’s upcoming UK tour.