The Fugees — Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel — have canceled their reunion tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their 1996 blockbuster album “The Score.”
“We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen,” the group wrote in a social media post. “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.”
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The tour — which would have been the group’s first in 25 years — was announced suddenly in September and quickly followed with a concert at the Pier in New York. The 12-city proper tour was to launch Nov. 2 at United Center in Chicago and cross the U.S. before concluding in Africa, with the final shows taking place in Nigeria and Ghana, but was postponed just three days before it was to begin.
“Dates for our upcoming Fugees 25th anniversary tour are moving to early 2022 to ensure the best chance that all cities on the tour are fully open so we can perform for as many fans as possible,” the group wrote in a social media post, with promises for more shows to be added.
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