Fugees’ legend and onetime solo singer Lauryn Hill has been a bit of a hermit over the past decade since Miseducation, while she’s been very focused on raising her child. Luckily, she will apparently be coming out of the shadows this winter, performing on a tour that will stop at our very own First Avenue on 1/18. If you are like me you will be buying tickets for this pronto (on sale tomorrow), since who know when we’ll get another chance to see the incredibly private artist perform (that is if she actually does – fingers crossed).
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Recent reviews aren’t so good: http://www.bigtakeover.com/concerts/lauryn-hill-higher-ground-s-burlington-vt-sunday-december-19-2010
Yikes. Well, I am still excited. Though $60.00 tix would definitely not be an option, especially considering that it seems like it would be a gamble…
no way in hell i’ll be risking the $$ on this. so far the 2 shows she’s played have not only been pretty sketchy (and 2.5-3 hours late), she’s played a total of 10 songs each.
i feel lucky to have seen her on the Smokin’ Grooves Tour @ Target Center in 2002 w/ The Roots, Outkast, Jurassic 5, & Cee-lo. It was a pretty good set, but solo and most of the material was off her very hit or miss Unplugged 2.0 album.
More negative reviews. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/arts/music/30lauryn.html
I think it is a bit ironic that Prince of all people would leave her show early, considering he is probably one of the few artists out there who is even less cognizant of his fans than Lauryn Hill is