Lauryn Hill to mark 20th anniversary of Miseducation with UK and Ireland tour

Legendary rapper and soul singer will perform five arena shows in the UK and Ireland later this year

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Wednesday 23 May 2018 09:29
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Lauryn HIll is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her landmark album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with a tour of the UK and Europe.

The rapper will begin in Oslo, Norway, on 15 November and take in dates across Belgium, France, the UK and Ireland, Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark and Sweden.

"This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence," Hill said. "It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. 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.

See the full 2018 UK and Ireland dates below - tickets go on general sale on Friday 25 May.

23 November - Glasgow - SSE Hydro

26 November - Manchester - Manchester Arena

27 November - Birmingham - Birmingham Arena

30 November - Dublin - 3Arena

3 December - London - O2 Arena

Hill broke through with The Fugees and went onto release Miseducation - one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, which raised the game for the genre.

With Miseducation, Hill stepped out from the misogynist status quo in rap and melded a winning blend of soul, reggae, hip hop and R&B. In its first week of release, the album sold more than 420,000 copies, which broke the record for first week release sales by a female artist, spending 81 weeks in the Billboard 200.

HIll set further records at the Grammys in 1991, where she received 10 nominations and won five.

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