Nas, ASAP Rocky and More to Join Lauryn Hill’s World Tour
Lauryn Hill is touring the world this summer and fall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Today (June 18) the singer announced that she will be doing so with a stacked roster of friends serving as opening acts during the tour's North American leg.
Across 29 shows throughout the United States and Canada kicking off in July, Hill is bringing along two dozen acts. A$AP Rocky, who recently featured a Lauryn sample on his Testing song "Purity," will join the tour for two dates in Virginia, while Nas, who toured with Lauryn last year, will join her again for six shows.
Big Boi, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Shabazz Palaces, M.I.A., Santigold, Raury, Kelela, Talib Kweli and more will also pop up as openers. In addition, Hill has added a September 18 concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with De La and Dave Chappelle.
The tour comes amid Hill's return to radio airwaves via Drake's single "Nice For What," which prominently samples her song "Ex-Factor." While performing in New York last month, the singer nodded to Aubrey by remixing his song and adding a verse that reminds everyone who really owns that hook. "See this is 'Ex-Factor'/He took the sample/My shit is classic/Here's an example," she rapped.
Tickets for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill World Tour are on sale now at Lauryn's website, except for the Los Angeles gig, which goes on sale on June 21. Check out the dates and opening acts below.
Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill World Tour 2018 North American Leg
July 6: Virginia Beach, Va. - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater — with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley
July 8: Bristow, Va. - Jiffy Lube Live — with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley
July 11: Boston - Blue Hills Bank Pavillion — with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley
July 13: Philadelphia - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing — with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley
July 15: Wantagh, N.Y. - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater — with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley
July 18: Toronto, O.N. - Budweiser Stage — with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Tierra Whack
July 20: Detroit - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill — with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Bambaata Marley
July 25: Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre — with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury
July 26: Raleigh, N.C. - Red Hat Amphitheater — with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury
July 29: St. Petersburg, Fla. - Al Lang Stadium — with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley
July 31: Miami - Bayfront Park Amphitheater — with Big Boi, De La Soul, Dave East, Bambaata Marley
Aug. 2: Jacksonville, Fla. - Daily's Place — with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley
Aug. 3: Atlanta - State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park — with Big Boi, De La Soul, Victory
Aug. 5: Nashville, Tenn. - Nashville Municipal Auditorium — with Big Boi, Dave East, Victory
Aug. 8: Holmdel, N.J. - PNC Bank Arts Center — Nas, Santigold, Victory
Sept. 7: Las Vegas - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas — with Nas, Protoje, Iman Omari
Sept. 9: San Diego - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU — with Kelela, Protoje, Iman Omari
Sept. 12: Portland, Ore. - Veterans Memorial Coliseum — with Nas, Santigold, Iman Omari
Sept. 14: Vancouver, B.C. - Deer Lake Park — with Santigold, De La Soul, Iman Omari
Sept. 15: Seattle - ShoWare Center — with Santigold, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces
Sept. 18: Los Angeles - Hollywood Bowl — with Dave Chappelle, De La Soul
Sept. 20: Mountain View, Calif. - Shoreline Amphitheatre — with Sza, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces
Sept. 22: Phoenix - Comerica Theatre — with Santigold, Mr. Eazi, Tierra Whack
Sept. 24: Albuquerque, N.M. - Isleta Amphitheatre — with Nas, Talib Kweli, Tierra Whack
Sept. 26: Denver - Red Rocks Amphitheatre — with Santigold, Talib Kweli, Shabazz Palaces
Sept. 29: Sugar Land, Texas - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land — with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces
Sept. 30: Dallas - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory — with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces
Oct. 3: New Orleans - UNO Lakefront Arena — with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces
Oct. 5: St. Louis - Chaifetz Arena — with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces
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