It’s been 15 years since the Fugees performed a show together before their surprise pop-up event at New York City’s Pier 17 this Wednesday (September 22). The trio performed some of their most memorable singles for New York City fans, giving Fugees fanatics a show of a lifetime.
The surprise performance was a benefit concert recorded for Global Citizen Live and will be aired on Saturday, September 25.
The trio recently announced a reunion tour in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their classic studio album, The Score. This was the group’s second and final project recorded together before they parted ways. The legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill had some words about the group’s turbulent yet beautiful relationship.
“We have a complicated but beautiful history,” said Hill according to Essence. She reportedly continued to tell a story about meeting Pras and Wyclef at just 12-years-old. “At such a young age, we didn’t know what to expect.”
Hill also told the Los Angeles Times, that "The Fugees have a complex but impactful history. 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.”
“As I celebrate twenty-five years with the Fugees, my first memory was that we vowed, from the gate, we would not just do music we would be a movement,” Wyclef added. “We would be a voice for the unheard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together.”
The Fugees are set to launch their tour on November 2 in Chicago. Who’s getting their tickets?