Lauryn Hill & Nas Announce Joint North American Tour [Ticket Info]
While neither artist has been particularly active over the past decade, Lauryn Hill and Nas, two of the most celebrated hip-hop artists of all-time, recently announced 17 dates for an upcoming North American tour.
The tour will kick-off on September 7 in Chicago and will work its way across the Northeastern part of the US, make its rounds in the South and in the center of the country, and finish off with several shows on the West coast. The final show will be on October 11 in Vancouver, and will be the only performance outside of the US.
Reggae singer Chronixx will open for Nas and Hill for 11 of the shows while comedian Hannibal Buress will open the remaining 6.
Hill, who many consider to be a hip-hop legend, has not released an album since 2002’s MTV’s Unplugged No. 2.0. Before releasing her first solo album in 1998, the critically acclaimed The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Hill was a member of the Grammy winning rap group, Fugees.
Nas, who has had a far more prolific career than Hill, last released an album in 2012, Life Is Good. The rapper famously collaborated with Hill on the song “If I Ruled the World,” off of his 1996 album It Was Written.
Nas recently posted a picture on Hill’s birthday to his Instagram. “Singing Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder style to my soul sister Ms Lauryn Hill blessings and blessings love,” the rapper wrote.
A full list of tour dates and locations appears below.
September 7 – Chicago, IL at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
September 8 – Sterling Heights, MI at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
September 10 – Toronto, ON at the Budweiser Stage
September 12 – Boston, MA at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
September 14 – Camden, NJ at the BB&T Pavilion
September 15 – Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live
September 20 – Raleigh, NC at the Red Hat Amphitheater
September 22 – Miami, FL at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater
September 23 – Jacksonville, FL as Daily’s Place
September 27 – Houston, TX at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
September 28 – Dallas, TX at the The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
September 30 – Austin, TX at the Austin360 Amphitheater
October 3 – San Diego, CA at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
October 5 – Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Bowl
October 7 – Mountain View, CA at the Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 10 – Seattle, WA at the WaMu Theater
October 11 – Vancouver, BC at the Pacific Coliseum