Wednesday, September 22, 2021
25 years after “The Score”
Fugees celebrate a reunion
Fugees released only two albums in the 1990s. But that’s enough to turn them into stars overnight. But then the band members pursue solo careers – and the group is shelved. Until now. After 25 years, the Fugees are back.
Return of the Fugees. For the 25th anniversary of their classic album The Score, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel are returning to the stage together.
The tour, which was announced quite surprisingly, will begin in a few weeks. Beginning November 2, Fugees will play seven concerts in North America. In December they will also visit Europe on two dates – Paris on December 4 and London on December 6. The concerts will conclude in Nigeria and Ghana.
It is not yet clear where the concerts will take place and how much tickets will cost. Tickets available from September 24.
The look in New York – today
The band’s first appearance in 15 years will take place on Wednesday. Hence, the Fugees are on stage in New York City for the “Global Citizen Live” event, the organization wrote on Twitter. The 24-hour event, featuring stars like Billie Eilish, Coldplay or BTS’s K-Pop stars, can be followed on BBC, Hulu, Youtube, Twitter and more.
The Fugees formed in the early 1990s and released their debut album “Blunted on Reality” in 1994. The successor to “The Score” appeared two years later. The album was a collection of different musical styles, won two Grammy Awards, and with classics like “Killing Me Softly”, “Ready or Not” or “Fu-Gee-La”, it is one of the best-selling albums in the world.
“Example of Reconciliation”
Despite the great success, the band subsequently split up. There is no official reason yet. Rumor has it that Hill and Jan had differences.
“I didn’t even realize the 25th anniversary had come until someone pointed it out to me,” Hill was quoted as saying in a statement. “I decided to honor this important project and its anniversary and the fans who cherish music by creating a peaceful platform where we can unite, play the music we love and set an example for them in global reconciliation.”