Ready or not, here they come! Queens rap legend Nas and Jersey-bred rapper/songstress Lauryn Hill are real-life friends, collaborators and one-time tourmates and they've announced that they'll be hitting the road together once again this fall.
Starting September 7th in Chicago, the twosome will kick off a string of 17 dates across North America. That means that you'll get to hear Nas perform material from his 10-album discography (and possibly new work from his 11th joint) and Lauryn perform reinterpretations of Fugees hits, Miseducation tracks and joints from her Unplugged 2.0 album yet again when the show stops in Toronto, Boston, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Vancouver and other cities along the way. In addition to Nas and Lauryn, they'll also be joined on stage by two supporting acts: comedian Hannibal Buress and reggae artist Chronixx. So, if Lauryn is once again three hours late, there will at least be other entertainment on hand.
All jokes and digs aside, we love Lauryn and really hope that the legend has learned from her past outings and will be on her "A" game for the tour. However, based on past experiences, we'll be waiting on reports from the tour before we spend our hard-earned coin. However, if you're in it to see Lauryn and are a bit more adventurous with your dollar, tickets for the tour are on pre-sale now for Citi cardmembers, with TIDAL subscribers next up for pre-sale love on June 1st. The rest of us will be able to shoot our shot when tickets go on sale to the general public via Live Nation on June 2nd. Check out the dates below.
Nas and Lauryn Hill 2017 Tour dates:
Sept 7 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *
Sept 8 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill *
Sept 10 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage *
Sept 12 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
Sept 14 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion **
Sept 15 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live **
Sept 20 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *
Sept 22 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater **
Sept 23 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place *
Sept 27 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land *
Sept 28 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory *
Sept 30 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater *
Oct 3 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU **
Oct 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
Oct 7 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre **
Oct 10 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater **
Oct 11 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum *
* with Chronixx
** with Hannibal Buress and Chronixx