After wrapping up her first outing in years, Lauryn Hill is keeping her comeback momentum going strong by announcing the second leg of her tour, Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series.
Beginning Wednesday, the former Fugees frontwoman will kick off the 12-date outing in Florida before making her way to the West Coast, then wrapping up in May at the New Orleans jazz festival. More dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Like the first leg of the tour, Hill is making sure to visit smaller venues to give fans a more intimate experience. “One of the benefits of playing venues smaller than the ones I’m used to allows me the opportunity to not only reconnect with my supporters but to expose them to a portion of the musical journey I’ve been on which the world for the most part has not had access to,” the 35-year-old singer said in a statement. “I’ve never shied away from being musically adventurous, nor am I known for being a lightweight when it comes to lyrical content or musical exploration.”
The elusive singer/rapper also opened up about her hiatus from the big stage, admitting that she’s still in the process of regaining all of her performance skills.
“Getting back out there to perform is a lot like resuming a strenuous sport after having been away from it for a while, but eventually the muscle memory kicks in, and each day brings progressive strength. It’s an exciting and real process which these audiences will get to witness,” she continued.
While Hill has remained shy of press in recent years, the iconic MC has launched a Twitter account to keep fans updated on the latest news and updates for the tour. The account hasn’t yet been verified.
Lauryn Hill’s Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series tour dates:
» 3/16 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
» 3/19 – Miami, FL @ Jazz in the Gardens Festival
» 3/23 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
» 3/26 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
» 3/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
» 4/3 – Oahu, HI @ Aloha Tower
» 4/9 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall
» 4/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
» 4/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
» 4/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
» 4/23 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
» 5/7 – New Orleans, LA @ Jazz and Heritage Festival
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