The Fugees Cancel 25th Anniversary Tour of 'The Score' Album
The Fugees announced Friday that they are canceling their reunion tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their 1996 album 'The Score.'
Hip Hop group The Fugees, portrait, backstage, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1994. L-R Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Pras Michel. (Photo by Rico D'Rozario/Redferns)
Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel of the Fugees have canceled their reunion tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 12-city international tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1996 album The Score was originally set to kick off Nov. 2, but was later pushed to early 2022.
“We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen,” the group wrote in a message that was shared to social media. “The continued Covid pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep our fans and ourselves healthy and safe. An idea sparked to honor and celebrate this 25th anniversary of ‘The Score’ but we see now it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work. We’re grateful for the special night we did get to share with some of you in New York, with that rare live moment. If opportunity, public safety, and scheduling allow, we hope to be able to revisit this again sometime soon. Thank you for all of your love and support throughout the years.”
Back in September, the Fugees reunited for their first show in 15 years, playing a pop-up show in NYC at Pier 17 in support of Global Citizen Live. You can read Complex’s review of the performance here. The trio subsequently announced their reunion tour, which was scheduled to launch in Chicago on Nov. 2, stopping in Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and other cities before concluding with two concerts in Nigeria and Ghana.
A month later, the group announced that the tour would be pushed to early 2022.
“Dates for our upcoming Fugees 25th Anniversary Tour are moving to early 2022 to ensure the best chance that all cities on the tour will be fully open so we can perform for as many fans as possible,” the group said in a statement. “With so much excitement around the reunion tour, we are also happy to announce that we will be adding more cities and dates! Full details coming soon along with some SPECIAL announcements!”