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In the 1990s, The Fugees rose to become one of the most prominent groups in hip-hop. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel released their smash album The Score in 1996, which remains one of the best-selling albums of all time. To celebrate the album’s 25th anniversary, the group is embarking on a massive international tour.

The Fugees performing in the 1990s
The Fugees | Tabatha Fireman/Redferns

The Fugees are touring to celebrate 25 years of ‘The Score’

The group’s second and final studio album The Score was released in February 1996. It was highly praised for hit songs such as “Ready or Not,” “Killing Me Softly,” and “Fu-Gee-La.”

In a press release about the upcoming anniversary tour, Lauryn Hill was honest about her relationship with the album: she didn’t even know the anniversary had passed.

“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history,” she said in a press release. “I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention. 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.”

Wyclef Jean added a similar sentiment. “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 said. “We would be a voice for the unheard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together.”

The Fugees as they pose backstage at the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, September 2, 1997.
The Fugees (L-R) Pras Michel, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill | Paul Natkin/Getty Images

Where are The Fugees going on their reunion tour?

The Fugees are kicking off a 12-city tour this fall, starting with a special pop-up show at Pier 17 in New York City on September 22. The tour will officially kick off in full in early November. It will have performances in the United States, France, the UK, Nigeria, and Ghana.

The tour dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 22: New York City – Pier 17
  • Tuesday, November 2: Chicago, IL – United Center
  • Sunday, November 7: Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
  • Friday, November 12: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
  • Thursday, November 18: Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
  • Sunday, November 21: Miami, FL – FTX Arena
  • Friday, November 26: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
  • Sunday, November 28: Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
  • Saturday, December 4: Paris, France – La Defense Arena
  • Monday, December 6: London, U.K. – The O2
  • TBA: Nigeria – TBA
  • Saturday, December 18: Ghana – TBA

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How to buy tickets for The Fugees’ reunion tour

Naturally, fans of the Fugees spanning all generations and demographics are thrilled about the tour. Securing tickets may prove to be difficult as a result.

Tickets for the Fugees’ The Score 25th anniversary tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. local time on LiveNation.