Lauryn Hill’s upcoming North American tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her 1998 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album is scheduled to begin in just a few weeks with an opening night on July 5 in Virginia Beach. The popular singer will perform in cities across the U.S. and Canada throughout the rest of summer and into early fall before the tour comes to a close on Oct. 5. On Monday, Hill announced the impressive group of selected support acts who will be joining Ms. Lauryn Hill on her upcoming tour, which includes Nas, M.I.A., comedian Dave Chappelle, A$AP Rocky, SZA, Santigold, Outkast's Big Boi, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Talib Kweli, Shabazz Palaces, Kelela, Raury Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley and Bambaata Marley, just to name a few.
Monday’s announcement also included an additional concert added to the schedule on Sept. 18 at the Hollywood Bowl in southern California, with Dave Chappelle where De La Soul as the night’s support entertainment.
Tickets will surely continue to sell in large numbers with names like SZA, Big Boi, A$AP Rocky now thrown into the mix. Dave Chappelle’s name also raises the selling-point of the upcoming tour, as the famous comedian continues to include himself more within the music community since returning to the spotlight over the past few years. Since re-establishing himself within the public eye, Chappelle has shared the stage with artists like John Mayer, in addition to appearing/performing at music festivals like The Roots Picnic.
As previously mentioned by AXS, upon its 1998 release, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill would go on to reach a sales mark of 8x platinum, in addition to taking home an impressive five Grammys, including “Album of the Year.” With all the talented artists set to join Hill on her upcoming tour, fans should assume that there will be special guests joining her on stage each night to help perform some of the songs which are still very full of life even two decades later.