Lauryn Hill Returns to Canada on North American Tour
Published Aug 02, 2016Following a series of summer jazz festival performances, soul and hip-hop icon Lauryn Hill has announced she's coming back to Canada on an upcoming fall North American tour.
Hill's concert schedule for 2016 was recently fleshed out to include a series of dates between August and November. While these begin in the U.S., the singer-songwriter will make it up to Toronto's Massey Hall on September 16. Following more U.S. performances, she heads to Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on November 8. She had performed at the same venue this past June, as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
The tour route also finds Hill revisiting Atlanta's Chastain Park, where she had been criticized earlier this year for starting a concert two hours late. Hill expressed "regret" over the incident, but explained in a letter how difficult it is for an artist to take "something that isn't easily classified or contained, and [try] to make it available for others."
"I don't have an on/off switch," she wrote. "I am at my best when I am open, rested, sensitive and liberated to express myself as truthfully as possible."
You'll find the full breakdown of upcoming Lauryn Hill dates down below.
UPDATE (8/8, 1 p.m. EDT): Hill has now added a second Toronto date on September 15.
Hill had also performed jazz fest-related dates in Saskatoon, Montreal, and Halifax this summer. You'll find Exclaim!'s review of the latter, which was interrupted by a lightning storm, over here.
08/27 Philadelphia, PA - the Mann
09/01 Highland Park, IL - Ravinia
09/02 Detroit, MI - the Fillmore
09/04 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09/10 St. Louis, MO - Loufest
09/13 Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace
09/15 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
09/16 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
09/18 Cleveland, OH - Hard Rock Live Rocksino
09/22 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
09/24 Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park
09/25 Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
10/01 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
11/01 San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
11/06 Seattle, WA - McCaw Hall
11/08 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/12 Las Vegas, NV - the Foundry at SLS
11/13 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre