After postponing their long-awaited reunion tour last year, the Fugees announced Friday that the tour has been canceled.
“We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen. The continued Covid pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep our fans and ourselves healthy and safe,” the group wrote in a social media post.
“An idea sparked to honor and celebrate this 25th anniversary of The Score, but we see now it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work,” the post continued. “We’re grateful for the special night we did get to share with some of you in New York, with that rare live moment.”
Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel previously announced in September 2021 that they were reuniting for a 12-city international tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 iconic debut album, The Score. The album has sold over 12 million copies and earned two Grammy Awards: Best Rap Album, and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, for “Killing Me Softly.”
The Fugees performed a free show on September 22 in New York City as part of the Global Citizen Live series of concerts. It was the trio’s first performance together in 15 years.
Following the NYC performance, the tour was initially scheduled to continue on November 2, 2021, in Chicago, and then make stops in Oakland, California; Los Angeles; Atlanta; Miami; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C. December performances in Paris, London, Nigeria and Ghana were to have followed.
However, in October 2021, the group revealed that the tour was being postponed until 2022 “to ensure the best chance that all cities on the tour are fully open so we can perform for as many fans as possible.”
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