Fugees postpone highly anticipated world tour
The tour has been rescheduled to 2022
Fugees have postponed their impending reunion tour, which was set to begin on November 2 in Chicago.
Fugees, consisting of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel - three of the most influential hip hop artists, announced in September that they will rejoin for a 2021 global tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their legendary 1996 album 'The Score.'
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The group announced via Instagram on October 29 that they would be postponing the tour until early 2022 to "ensure the best chance that all the cities on the tour are fully open so [they] can perform for as many fans as possible".
Some of the cities mentioned were under restrictions due to COVID.
They said: “With so much excitement around the reunion tour, we are also happy to announce that we will be adding more cities and dates!”
“Full details coming soon along with some SPECIAL announcements!”
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The group were billed to play at major worldwide venues, including a show scheduled for December 6 at The O2 in London.
Last month, Fugees were three hours late to their first show together in 15 years for Global Citizen Live, on Wednesday, September 22.
It was a surprise pop-up show at The Rooftop at Pier 17 venue in New York City.
At their show, the trio performed favourites such as 'The Score', 'Killing Me Softly', and 'Ready or Not'.
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Fans shared their disappointment at the world tour being postponed in the comments section under the group's Instagram post.
One fan said: "Yeah, I’ll opt for a refund. What a disappointment."
Another commented: "I definitely took TWO days off work to make sure I could hit that show" followed by an irritated face emoji.
However, other fans in the comments section were still yearning to see the trio arrive in their city, as one said: "Boston better be on that list".
According to reports earlier this month, Fugees' future overseas tour dates may be jeopardised owing to an ongoing legal battle involving band member Pras.
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Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter