Lauryn Hill to play dates in Manchester and Birmingham

Previously announced dates in London sold out in minutes

Lauryn Hill has announced new tour dates in Birmingham and Manchester after previously announced shows at London’s Brixton Academy sold out.

Hill will now perform shows at the O2 Academy in Birmingham on September 23 and the O2 Apollo in Manchester on September 25. The singer was recently forced to add an extra London show after a previously announced live date sold out within minutes.

Her only UK show in the past five years was an appearance at London’s Indigo2 in April 2012. On that occasion, she performed much of her revered solo album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, a handful of Fugees songs and covers of tracks by artists including Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder.

The upcoming dates follow some difficult times for Hill, who in March was forced to deny reports that she is being reinvestigated for tax evasion. She was released from a three-month sentence for tax evasion in October last year.


In February, Hill covered The Beatles’ ‘Something’ on the Late Show With David Letterman. Click here to watch that performance and read NME.COM’s Lucy Jones on how it could mark the start of a proper comeback.

Lauryn Hill will play:

London O2 Academy Brixton (September 20/21)
Birmingham O2 Academy (September 23)
Manchester O2 Apollo (September 25)

Tickets for Birmingham and Manchester go on sale at 9am next Friday, June 13. To check the availability of Lauryn Hill tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.