The Fugees scrap reunion tour – Music News
The Fugees have canceled their long-awaited reunion tour.
The ‘Ready or Not’ hitmakers – consisting of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel – planned to hit the road late last year to celebrate 25 years of their classic 1995 album ‘The Score’ , but the shows have been postponed to this year. to ensure “the best chance of all cities on the tour being fully open” amid the coronavirus crisis, and now the trio have announced they will no longer be taking place at all.
The band said in a statement shared on Instagram: “We anticipate and understand the disappointment, but our anniversary tour will not be able to take place.
“The continuing Covid pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep ourselves and our fans healthy and safe.
“And the idea sprouted to honor and celebrate this 25th anniversary of The Score, but we see now that this may not be the time to revisit this past work, we are grateful for the special evening we were able to share with some of you in New York, with this rare live moment.
The “Killing Me Softly” group “hopes” to reconsider the possibility of a tour “very soon”, but will not be committing to new dates at this time.
They concluded: “If the opportunity, public safety and planning permit, we hope to be able to revisit this very soon. THANK YOU for all your love and support over the years.
The band broke up in 1997 to pursue a successful solo career.
Lauryn, 46, has written and produced tracks for Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige and released her acclaimed debut solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” in 1998.
Wyclef, 51, has also produced for other artists and released his debut album “The Carnival” in 1997, which featured several appearances by his former bandmates.
Pras, 48, released the popular single “Ghetto Supastar (This Is What You Are)” featuring Ol’Dirty Bastard and Mya for the 1998 film “Bulworth.”
The Haitian hip-hop trio reunited to film the music video for ‘Just Happy to Be Me’ in 1998, for ‘Elmopalooza’ special ‘Sesame Street’, as well as the Grammy-winning soundtrack album.
In September 2004, they reunited on stage for a concert in Brooklyn, and a year later the band performed a 12-minute set at the 2005 BET Awards.
After much speculation about a new album, the song “Take It Easy” leaked online and was released online in September 2005.
Considered one of the most influential bands of the 90s, Fugees sold over 22 million records worldwide.