News: Lauryn Hill Says It's Bigger Than Thanksgiving, L-Boogie Set For Road Run
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 12:15PM
Days after announcing plans to make her grand return to the stage next week in New York City, The Fugees' Lauryn Hill is reportedly slated to make a few additional concert stops this upcoming winter.
According to reports, L-Boogie has upcoming show dates in Washington, DC, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
Earlier this week, Lauryn Hill announced her first two post-prison concerts to take place on Thanksgiving Eve (November 27) at the Bowery Ballroom. Along with these previously announced dates, Ms. Hill will be going on an additional run of shows on the East Coast from November 27 to December 28. After serving three months in prison on tax evasion earlier this year, Hill was granted permission by a judge to go on tour before being scheduled to return home on January 1. The rapper/singer will then finish out the remaining three months of her court-sentenced house arrest. You can see the dates for Lauryn Hill's tour below: 11-27 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Early & Late shows) 12-15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 12-18 - Boston, MA - Le Royale 12-22 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre 12-26 -Huntington, NY - The Paramount 12-28 -Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre (XXL Mag)
Earlier this week, reports revealed the soulful singer/emcee would return to the masses next week for a pre-Thanksgiving show.
Lauryn Hill is returning to the stage. The Fugees frontwoman will perform her first shows since being released from prison later this month in New York. The intimate concerts will take place back-to-back at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, Nov. 27. There will be an early show at 6 p.m. followed by a second performance at 10:30 p.m. Standing room tickets cost $100 and are on sale now at Ticketmaster. Following her release from prison in early October, Ms. Hill has been confined to three months of home detention as part of her sentence. (Rap-Up)
October reports revealed Lauryn had a request to tour approved by a judge.
Lauryn has been confined to 3-months of home detention as part of her sentence for tax evasion -- but here's the thing ... She wants to go on tour from Nov. 15th through Dec. 31st, so she asked the judge to give her a pass so she could tour -- and we've learned the judge is down with it. As we reported ... Lauryn was freed from jail last week and she wants to resume her career STAT. Lauryn -- who has a new single out -- can now start signing on at specific venues for the concerts. But prison officials will still keep tabs on her -- she'll have to run all the details -- dates, cities, hotels -- past her probation officer. On New Year's Day ... the party's over, and Lauryn will have to return home to complete her home detention sentence. (TMZ)
Details of the singer's recent release in conjunction with the premiere of a new track called "Consumerism" spread last month.
After serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion, Lauryn Hill is being released from prison later today and is marking the occasion with a new single called "Consumerism." Hill speed-raps through a laundry list of societal ills over a chaotic rhythm that's more Death Grips than "Killing Me Softly." Her pointed voice brutally targets "corporate greed in Jesus' name," decrying ageism, sexism, racism, fascism, "compromised commercialism" and "neo-McCarthyism." Hill's release follows a controversial three-month sentence for failing to file tax returns on over $2 million in income over a two-year period beginning in 2005. Leading up to her incarceration, she cited historical racism as one of the bigger reasons for her tax woes. On a brighter note, she recently inked a deal with Sony and a new record is reportedly in the works. (Rolling Stone)