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Lauryn Hill and Nas Announce Joint U.S. Tour

Lauryn Hill and Nas will embark on a countrywide tour this fall.

Here's a gift for all the hip hop lovers out there:


Two of the genre's most celebrated artists, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas, have announced a joint tour starting this June in Utah.

The two artists responsible for the 1996 classic "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" will stop in cities across the U.S. throughout the fall, before wrapping the tour in October in Vancouver, British Colombia. They'll be joined by comedian Hannibal Buress and reggae artist Chronixx on select dates.

Check out the full list of tour dates and revisit Lauryn Hill's electrifying debut concert in Lagos from 2015 below.

Lauryn Hill Featuring Nas Tour Dates:

06-24 Heber City, UT - Bonanza

09-07 Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^*

09-08 Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill ^*

09-10 Toronto, Ontario - Budweiser Stage ^*

09-12 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^*

09-14 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion +^*

09-15 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live +^*

09-20 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater ^*

09-22 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater +^*

09-23 Jacksonville, FL - Daily's Place ^*

09-27 Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land ^*

09-27 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory ^*

09-30 Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater ^*

10-03 San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU +^*

10-05 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl ^*

10-07 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre +^*

10-10 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater +^*

10-11 Vancouver, British Columbia - Pacific Coliseum ^*

* with Nas

^ with Chronixx

+ with Hannibal Buress

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