Lauryn Hill Drops Nas and Santigold from Tour
The run of shows was slated to feature the likes of Dave Chappelle, M.I.A., A$AP Rocky, SZA, Big Boi and more. Nas and Santigold were also on the bill.
But in Portland on September 12, neither Nas nor Santigold performed, and no one was given prior notice.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch now reports that Nas will no longer be performing in with Hill in St. Louis on October 5. Shabazz Palaces and Patoranking remain on the bill.
No reason was given for his removal from the upcoming show, though he did announce on Twitter that he would be joining Hill for dates in New Zealand next year.
Santigold, meanwhile, revealed on social media that she had been removed from the current tour due to "production issues."
She did not appear in Portland, Vancouver or Seattle this past week, and will not be performing in Phoenix or Denver in the coming weeks.
Nope not sick. So sorry I wasn't able to perform for you all. Note I saw from @MsLaurynHill Mgmt team read... "Due to production issues, The Miseducation 20th Anniversary Tour is unable to accommodate Santigold's performance this evening"— Santigold (@Santigold) September 13, 2018
I will no longer be performing on The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Tour at the following dates due to the tour organizers' decision to reduce the support. So sorry to disappoint my fans.— Santigold (@Santigold) September 15, 2018
9/14: Vancouver, BC
9/15: Seattle, WA
9/22: Phoenix, AZ
9/26: Denver, CO
It's not the first hiccup in Hill's tour. She cancelled a string of concerts earlier this summer — also due to "production issues."
She did show up in Toronto, but fans were far from satisfied with the performance she gave.
See the remaining dates (which will hopefully at least include Hill herself) below.
09/18 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
09/20 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/22 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
09/24 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
09/26 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/29 Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
09/30 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/03 New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena
10/05 St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena