Rapper/singer Lauryn Hill has announced an North American tour, set to kick off July 5 in Virginia, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her Grammy-winning solo debut, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
The tour, which will later include international dates, is being produced by Live Nation. Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. local time.
“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,” Hill said in a statement. “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.”
A portion of the ticket sales go toward the MLH Foundation, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology and community-based businesses and development initiatives “throughout the Diaspora,” according to the tour announcement.
Hill will also play an exclusive show for Citi cardholders at New York’s historic Apollo Theater on May 1. Tickets will cost $20 in honor of the album’s 20th anniversary, with all proceeds going directly to the MLH Foundation.