Ready or not? The Fugees announced their return to the stage with a Los Angeles headline concert at the Forum in Inglewood scheduled for Nov. 12, 2021. The iconic hip hop group will reunite to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their highly lauded, influential album The Score. Easily one of the greatest hip hop albums ever! Tickets to The Fugees at The Forum go on sale this Friday, Sept. 24 at 10am. But there’s a presale and a presale code! Various ones!
Presale Tickets to The Fugees
Fans can jump on presale tickets to The Fugees in a variety of ways. A Spotify presale will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 10am. Emails are sent to listeners who’s Spotify data shows are the artist’s top fans and/or anyone who follows the artist on Spotify. Fans can access the Spotify presale by using the following ticket link and password: READYORNOT.
A Live Nation presale will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 10am. Fans can access the presale by using the following ticket link and password: BUZZ.
Additionally The Fugees have a headline date at the Oakland Arena in Northern California. Presale and onsale info is the same as above. Grab those tickets here and check out all other Fugees tour dates for more shows.
The Fugees are Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel. This will be the group’s first world tour in 25 years and first shows in 15 years to celebrate the anniversary of 1996’s The Score. Presented by Diaspora Calling and produced by Live Nation, the 12-city international tour will kick off tomorrow, Sept. 22 with an intimate pop-up show in New York City, at an undisclosed location. The rest of the tour will commence Nov. 2 at United Center in Chicago and with stops around the world including the aforementioned Los Angeles show at the Forum, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and more, before finishing the tour in Africa, with the final shows taking place in Nigeria and Ghana.
“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history,” shares Ms. Lauryn Hill in a press email. “I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention. I decided to honor this significant project, its anniversary, and the fans who appreciated the music by creating a peaceful platform where we could unite, perform the music we loved, and set an example of reconciliation for the world.”
Fugees charitable fund will partner with Global Citizen to work on philanthropic initiatives around the tour.
About The Fugees:
Though their heyday lasted for just five years and two albums, the Fugees were essentially a supergroup in reverse—a crew of crafty New Jersey MCs who, following their brief tenure together, would each go on to leave an indelible mark on the world of hip-hop. Debuting in the early ’90 as Tranzlator Crew, Lauryn Hill, her high-school friend Pras Michel, and his cousin Wyclef Jean eventually adopted the name Fugees, a shortened riff on “refugees” that nodded to the cousins’ shared Haitian-immigrant heritage. The trio’s simmering social conscience was on full display on 1994’s Blunted on Reality, which channeled the pugilistic spirit of East Coast contemporaries like Public Enemy and Onyx. However, the album’s acoustic-strummed outlier, “Vocab,” provided a glimpse of the Caribbean influences that would flourish on 1996’s The Score, whose Godfather-inspired cover art served as a Trojan Horse for a record that offered a soulful antidote to (and lyrical rebuke of) gangsta rap. With its heady fusion of boom-bap beats and chilled island vibes, The Score was the platform on which Hill emerged as the group’s undeniable star, alternating between swooning chorus hooks and take-no-prisoners rhymes atop an Enya sample on “Ready or Not,” and claiming the Roberta Flack classic “Killing Me Softly” as her own on a sitar-spun remake. A Grammy-winning, chart-topping, multi-plantinum phenomenon, The Score was the Fugees’ first and only hit record before the group disbanded, with Hill releasing her feminist-rap masterpiece, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in 1998, Pras dropping the pop-rap crossover smash “Ghetto Superstar” that same year, and the prolific Jean emerging as a figurehead for the globalized sound of rap in the 21st century. A brief reunion in 2005 yielded the atypically frantic single “Take It Easy,” but the Fugees will forever stand as a paragon of ‘90s rap at its most smooth and sophisticated.