Lauryn Hill announces one-off UK acoustic show

The former Fugees singer will play London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 15

Lauryn Hill has scheduled a one-off acoustic show set to take place in London during July.

The former Fugees member recently played a series of acoustic gigs in the US, with dates in New York and Washington, DC taking place during February.

Now, the singer has confirmed that she’ll perform at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on July 15. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (July 1) at 9am.


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The 39-year-old former Fugees member hasn’t released a studio album since 1998 and, in recent years, has become known as something of an erratic live performer.

Her series of shows in London last September, for example, were met with harsh Twitter criticism.

Following an appearance at the O2 Academy Brixton on September 20, Hill began to trend on the social network after attendees complained that she was an hour and a half late onstage and that the revamped versions her of classic songs were nearly unrecognisable from the original versions.

Hill also recently cancelled a concert in Israel due to her inability to book a corresponding gig in Palestine.

Writing on Facebook during May, the singer said that she had been planning on playing a gig in in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah, but couldn’t schedule a date in Palestine around the same time as her Israeli show. Due to not wanting to be drawn into the current political situation in the region, Hill instead decided to scrap both shows.


“I’ve wanted very much to bring our live performance to this part of the world, but also to be a presence supporting justice and peace,” Hill wrote. “It is very important to me that my presence or message not be misconstrued, or a source of alienation to either my Israeli or my Palestinian fans.”