The Fugees — comprised of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel — are reuniting for a celebratory tour for the first time in 15 years.
The trio is launching a 12-city, 25th-anniversary international tour celebrating their classic 1996 album “The Score.”
On Wednesday, the group will play an “intimate pop-up show” at an undisclosed location in New York City. That concert will be filmed and later a part of the Global Citizen Live event on Saturday.
“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history,” Hill said in a statement via Live Nation Entertainment. “I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention.”
The official tour kicks off Nov. 2 in Chicago at the United Center and is slated to run for seven North American stops, ending in Washington, DC. Stops also include cities in New Jersey, California and Georgia. International concerts will be held in London, Paris, Ghana and Nigeria in December.
Just a few years after the Fugees’ creation, the group released 1996’s “The Score,” which included hits such as “Ready or Not” and “Killing Me Softly.”
The group disbanded the following year, once the artists started pursuing other projects — like Hill’s 1998 record “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” — but released one final single together in 2005 before an “official” breakup in 2006.
While rumors circulated around why exactly the iconic trio split, Jean’s 2012 autobiography, “Purpose,” accused Hill of lying about the paternity of her son, Zion. Jean alleged that Hill said the child was his — Hill and Jean, who was married, reportedly had an affair — but Zion’s father was actually Rohan Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley.
Despite the drama, the Fugees will reunite again.
“As I celebrate 25 years with the Fugees, my first memory was that we vowed, from the gate, we would not just do music — we would be a movement,” Jean said in a statement. “We would be a voice for the unheard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together.”
The Fugees’ upcoming tour dates include:
Wednesday, Sept. 22 – New York City
Tuesday, Nov. 2 – United Center, Chicago
Sunday, Nov. 7 – Oakland Arena, Oakland, California
Friday, Nov. 12 – The Forum, Los Angeles
Thursday, Nov. 18 – State Farm Arena, Atlanta
Sunday, Nov. 21 – FTX Arena, Miami
Friday, Nov. 26 – Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Sunday, Nov. 28 – Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Saturday, Dec. 4 – La Defense Arena, Paris
Monday, Dec. 6 – The O2, London
Saturday, Dec. 18 – Location TBA, Ghana
Date and location TBA — Nigeria