8.31.2016

Nas and Kehlani Join Lauryn Hill Tour

Nas and Kehlani are hitting the road with Lauryn Hill on her “MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Tour.”

The rap icon and Oakland songstress, along with Noname and Little Simz, have been added to select dates of the three-month trek, which kicks off Thursday (Sept. 1) in Chicago, according to Billboard.

Kehlani will warm up the crowd in New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. Meanwhile, Nas will join L-Boogie in San Fran and the Emerald City.

The full run, featuring sets from Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Paul Beaubrun, and the Soul Rebels, is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 in Silver Springs after hitting cities like Los Angeles, Boston, and Las Vegas.

In the middle of the North American run, Ms. Hill will also be heading to Japan for three dates (Oct. 25, 27, 29).

“The MLH Caravan allows me to continue the theme of unity and celebration of the many facets of cultural and artistic beauty throughout the African diaspora while on tour this summer and fall,” said Hill.

guess what Lauryn tattoo, we got shows to do😭

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Taking to Instagram, Kehlani shared her joy over joining her idol on the road. “If you know me,” she wrote. “You know this happens to be the most special thing has ever happened to me. Thank you Ms. Hill, thank you God.”

She also showed off her tattoo of the Fugees icon, which appears on her bicep. “Guess what Lauryn tattoo,” she wrote. “We got shows to do.”

See the full itinerary below.

MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Tour Dates

Sept. 1 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia (with Noname)
Sept. 2 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (with Noname)
Sept. 4 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (with Noname)
Sept. 9 – Paris, France – Fete de L’Humanite Festival
Sept. 11 – St. Louis, MO – Loufest
Sept. 13 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
Sept. 15 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
Sept. 16 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
Sept. 18 – Cleveland, OH – Hard Rock Live Rocksino
Sept. 20 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Sept. 22 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat Theatre
Sept. 24 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park
Sept. 25 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Sept. 27 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum
Sept. 29 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Amphitheatre
Oct. 1 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Oct. 13 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (with Kehlani, Little Simz)
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Oct. 25 – Osaka, Japan – Zepp
Oct. 27 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp
Oct. 29 – Yokohama, Japan – Red Brick Festival
Nov. 1 – San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
Nov. 4 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Nov. 5 – San Francisco – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (with Nas and Kehlani)
Nov. 6 – Seattle, WA – McCaw Hall (with Nas and Kehlani)
Nov. 8 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov. 10 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
Nov. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Foundry at SLS
Nov. 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
Nov. 27 – Austin, TX – Moody Theatre
Nov. 29 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Dec. 1 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Dec. 6 – Tampa, FL – Mahaffey Theater
Dec. 8 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Dec. 13 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Dec. 18 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore