Lauryn Hill announces UK tour dates to celebrate 20 years since debut album, get presale tickets

Lauryn Hill announces UK tour dates to celebrate 20 years since debut album, get tickets

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released in 1998 and featured the hit singles 'Doo Wop (That Thing)', 'Ex-Factor' and 'Everything is Everything'

Lauryn Hill has announced a run of UK and Ireland tour dates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her astonishing debut album. Presale tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am on Thu 24 May. Tickets for the tour go on general sale at 9am on Fri 25 May.

Released in August 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was the singer's first solo release following her rise to prominence as a member of the Fugees. Boosted by the success of singles 'Doo Wop (That Thing)', 'Ex-Factor' and 'Everything is Everything', it troubled the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and has, in total, sold nearly 20 million copies since its release.

The tour kicks off at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on Fri 23 November, taking in Manchester and Birmingham Arena, Dublin's 3 Arena, and finishing at London's O2 Arena on Mon 3 December.

Hill says: '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. 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.'

Lauryn Hill UK tour dates 2018:
Fri 23 Nov – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Mon 26 Nov – Manchester Arena
Tue 27 Nov – Birmingham Arena
Fri 30 Nov – 3Arena, Dublin
Mon 3 Dec – O2 Arena, London

Presale tickets go on sale at 9am on Thu 24 May. Tickets for Lauryn Hill go on general sale at 9am on Fri 25 May.

Ms. Lauryn Hill

Born in New Jersey to a schoolteacher mother and computer programmer/system's analyst father, it was obvious from a young age that Ms. Hill possessed extraordinary talents, abilities and propensity for creativity. Walking and talking early, she would soon impress family and teachers alike with a seemingly quick mind…

Birmingham Arena

Tue 27 Nov

£43.55–£60.80 / 0871 945 6000

Manchester Arena

Mon 26 Nov

£43.55–£60.80 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Mon 3 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

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