Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel shocked fans everywhere when they announced that they're coming together once again as the Fugees for a world tour. The legendary group plans to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its sophomore album, The Score, with its first series of shows in 15 years.
"The Fugees have a complex but impactful history," Hill said in a statement. "I wasn't even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention. I decided to honor this significant project, its anniversary, and the fans who appreciated the music by creating a peaceful platform where we could unite, perform the music we loved, and set an example of reconciliation for the world."
"As I celebrate 25 years with the Fugees, my first memory was that we vowed, from the gate, we would not just do music, we would be a movement," Wyclef said in a statement. "We would be a voice for the unheard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together."
The last time all three artists came together for a major performance as the Grammy Award-winning trio was for a spur-of-the-moment reunion at Dave Chappelle's Block Party, which was recorded in 2004 and released the following year. Soon after they released their last single, "Take It Easy," the Fugees officially called it quits.
Now, 25 years after The Score dropped, the group announced its plans for a world tour, during which it will perform the classic album from start to finish at each show. The tour will stop at the FTX Arena in Miami on Sunday, November 21.
Miami had the pleasure of welcoming both Ms. Lauryn Hill and Wyclef to the 305 for stellar performances in the pre-pandemic era. Now fans in a handful of U.S. cities, not to mention France, England, Nigeria, and Ghana, will get to witness the reunited trio.
The Fugees kick off the tour tonight at an undisclosed location in New York City in support of Global Citizen Live. The latter event, which will be broadcast internationally, aims to call on world leaders to defend the planet and defeat poverty. The Fugees performance will be rebroadcast during the program on Saturday, September 25.
Tickets for the group's Miami show go on sale today, September 22, at 10 a.m.
Fugees. 8 p.m. Sunday, November 21, at FTX Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; ftxarena.com.