Lauryn Hill Announces First Post-Prison Shows

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill Announces First Post-Prison Shows

Singer will hit New York City on Thanksgiving Eve.

Published November 19, 2013

New York City's Bowery Ballroom will be the location of Lauryn Hill's first post-prison tour date, slated for Nov. 27, reports. Hill will perform on Thanksgiving Eve, hitting the stage twice in the same night beginning at 6 p.m., and again at 10:30 p.m. 

The ex-Fugee front woman was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., last month, where she served three months for tax evasion. U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo delayed Hill's home confinement sentence in lieu of the tour, allowing her to travel between Nov. 15 and Dec. 1. 

She will begin a three-month house arrest sentence Jan. 1. 

While in prison, Hill, who signed a new label deal with Sony before starting the sentence, unveiled the track "Consumerism" and announced her second studio album, Letters From Exile.

After her release, the mother of six penned a letter to fans, writing, in part, "If one of you have been touched, picked up, encouraged, prevented from succumbing to some measure of social or Spiritual decline, then it [prison] was worth it." 

Hill's last tour run was 2012's Life Is Good/Black Rage trek with Nas

Tickets for next week's show are on sale at is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.   

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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