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Lauryn Hill, Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar and “Empire” star Jussie Smollett will all hit the road for major tours celebrating both new albums and classic favorites.

Hill is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her multiple-Grammy-winning debut solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” with a North American tour produced by Live Nation. The trek kicks off on July 5 in Virginia and will hit 28 cities, including its final gig in St. Louis.

Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. (Get tickets here.) A portion of the ticket sales go toward the MLH Foundation, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology and community-based businesses and development initiatives “throughout the Diaspora,” according to the tour announcement.

Hill said in a statement, “This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I Loved and believed deeply in my community’s ability to both Love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the Love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with Love and optimism at the helm.”


Lauryn Hill 2018 Tour Dates:

Thu Jul 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Sun Jul 08 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

Wed Jul 11 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Fri Jul 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

Sun Jul 15 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Wed Jul 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

Fri Jul 20 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

Wed Jul 25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thu Jul 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater

Sun Jul 29 – Tampa, FL – Al Lang Stadium

Tue Jul 31 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater

Thu Aug 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place

Fri Aug 03 – Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre At Chastain Park

Sun Aug 05 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Wed Aug 08 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Fri Sep 07 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

Sun Sep 09 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre

Wed Sep 12 – Portland, OR – Portland Memorial Coliseum

Fri Sep 14 – Vancouver, BC – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park

Sat Sep 15 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center**

Thu Sep 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sat Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Mon Sep 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Wed Sep 26 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

Sat Sep 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Sun Sep 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Wed Oct 03 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena

Fri Oct 05 – St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and a slew of TDE talent will travel together for the aptly titled “Championship Tour.”

The 29-stop tour will kicked off May 4 in Vancouver and hit cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping on June 16 in Pittsburgh. Get tickets here.

A digital short has been crafted to promote the trek. Described as an homage to the film “Rocky,” the Jack Begert and Dave Free-directed visual follows Lamar and his crew as they hit the tennis and basketball courts, golf course, soccer field and track.

Watch below, followed by “TDE: The Championship Tour” dates:


May 4 — Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

May 5 — Seattle, WA White @ River Amphitheatre

May 6 — Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

May 8 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

May 10 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

May 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

May 13 — San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

May 14 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak. Chin Pavilion

May 15 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

May 17 — Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion

May 18 — Austin, TX @Austin360 Amphitheater

May 19 — Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman

May 22 — Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

May 23 — West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre

May 25 — Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

May 26 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

May 27 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

May 29 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

May 30 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

June 1 — Bristow, VA (DC) @ Jiffy Lube Live

June 2 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium

June 3 — Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

June 5 — Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center

June 7 — Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

June 8 — Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion

June 9 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

June 12 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage

June 13 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

June 15 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

June 16 — Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion

Jussie Smollett will promote his long-awaited debut album “Sum of My Music” with an inaugural tour that kicks off Friday (April 20) in Dubai and continues overseas in Germany and France before returning to U.S. soil.

He’ll hit such cities as Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and more before wrapping up at the New Orleans-hosted Essence Festival on July 7th. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit The Black AIDS Institute and Flint Kids.

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Jussie Smollett’s Sum of My Music Tour:

April 20 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

May 7 – Cologne, Germany, Luxor

May 8 – Frankfurt, Germany, Zoom

May 9 – Berlin, Germany, Lido

May 10 – Cannes, France, VIP Room

May 17 – Oakland, CA, Complex

May 19 – Long Beach, CA, Long Beach Pride Festival

May 20 – Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room

May 21 – Los Angeles, Roxy

May 25 – Philadelphia, Coda

May 26 – Washington, D.C., U Street

May 27 – New York, SOB’s

May 29 – Atlanta, The Masquerade (Hell)

June 1: Houston, Satellite Bar

June 2 – Austin, Empire Control Room

June 3 – Dallas, Deep Ellum Art Co

June 5 – St. Louis, Old Rock House

June 8 – Cleveland, Grog Shop

June 9 – Milwaukee, Milwaukee Pride Festival

June 10 – Chicago, Subterranean

June 12 – Detroit, El Club

July 7 – New Orleans, Essence Festival

In the meantime, Smollett has released a video for his new single “Hurt People.” Shot in Johannesburg and Soweto, South Africa, the actor/singer reportedly hired an all South African crew for the shoot.

“‘Hurt People’ in particular is about celebrating the breaking of the cycle, getting out of that mental prison and taking off for home,” Smollett stated, adding, “…when I think of someone who was consistently attacked and could’ve given in it’s Nelson and Winnie Mandela. This video is completely inspired by them.”

Watch “Hurt People” below:



(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)