Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced two Australian headline shows to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her iconic debut solo album.
Released in 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill earned unanimous critical and commercial acclaim, earning the rapper a record-breaking give Grammy Awards. In the following 25 years, the album has been cited as a massive inspiration by artists of the calibre of Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Drake, and Nicki Minaj.
At the beginning of October, Hill will honour her album with headline performances in Melbourne and Sydney (see full details below). She’ll be supported by Jamaican reggae star Koffee at both shows.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 10th at 10am local time.
“The Miseducation album has been a consistently special artwork that has allowed me to tour for 25 years, sharing the message and energy with its loyal appreciators,” Hill says.
“I’m not even sure if it feels like 25 years have gone by to me. I’m excited to celebrate this landmark anniversary with the fans in Australia, and I look forward to this time capsule experience. The music itself was born to be anachronistic, at the same time reclaiming precious jewels from the past, and infusing them with the potency and energy of the present, in order to enrich it and the future.
“Revisiting the album live has renewed my love and appreciation for the music and the period in which it was born, when hip-hop was ripe with potential and uncomplicated enthusiasm.”
While in the country, Hill will appear at Promiseland 2023, Australia’s first festival devoted to the sounds of Afrobeats, Amapiano, Reggae, and R&B. She’ll perform alongside Stan Walker, Tems, ONEFOUR, the aforementioned Koffee, and many more.
Ms. Lauryn Hill 2023 Australian Headline Shows
With special guest Koffee
Ticket information available via tegdainty.com
Tuesday, October 3rd
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday, October 5th
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW