[artist id="150232"]Lauryn Hill[/artist] is inching closer to a comeback. At this summer's Rock the Bells, the reclusive raptress emerged for four tour stops, giving front-to-back performances of her classic debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, almost a dozen years to the day after its release. Now, L-Boogie is set to meet her hungry public again with a grip of shows along the East Coast.
According to Brooklyn Vegan, Hill will hit Boston, New York and Miami for a string of shows beginning December 20. She'll make stops at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg at the end of the month, and the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on New Year's Day. The "Ex-Factor" singer will then resume the jaunt in the spring with a pair of performances in the Magic City as part of Miami's Jazz in the Gardens Festival. Tickets for the first trio of shows went on sale on Friday (December 10); no additional dates have been announced.
At this summer's Rock the Bells, Hill chuckled when we asked her about a due date for fresh material, but told MTV News, "We're getting closer. That's all I can say."
The ex-Fugees frontwoman, who became something of a voice for a generation of pre-millennium girls drawn to her cerebral brand of rap&B, shunned the limelight not long after the jaw-dropping success of her debut. But in August, she remarked that the industry had changed in recent years, adding that she was feeling sparked by how eclectic music in the age of MP3s was sounding.
"You got a lot of young talent out there," Hill observed. "Because we don't necessarily have the same sort of industry complex that used to exist, people don't always give, I want to say, proper respect to. But they're doing it in a really kind of unusual, unique and hard-core way."
Lauryn Hill tour dates, according to Brooklyn Vegan:
» 12/20 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
» 12/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
» 1/1 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
» 3/19 - Miami, FL @ Jazz in the Gardens Festival
» 3/20 - Miami, FL @ Jazz in the Gardens Festival
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