Lauryn Hill To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Miseducation At Pitchfork Festival; Iyanla Hitting The Road For “Get Over It” Tour
Beyoncé and Jay-Z being On the Run again isn’t the only reason to get your coins together before the summer.
This week, it was announced that two must-see shows are on the way, including an evening of talk with Iyanla Vanzant, and a walk down memory lane with Lauryn Hill.
Vanzant is going on the Get Over It tour in April, and the lecture/seminar is described by TheJasmineBrand.com as “an evening that includes love, humor and straight talk.” Think of it in the same vein as Oprah’s The Life You Want tour, but instead of an array of speakers, you’ll get to work through some serious stuff through a conversation with the Fix My Life star. Question is, are you ready to do the work?
Oh, and can you afford to?
The tour is set to begin Thursday, April 6 in Akron, and then will go through cities like New Jersey, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Chicago, Seattle, Washington D.C., Hollywood and more. Tickets start at $29.75 on Ticketmaster.
And in July, Lauryn Hill will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her masterpiece, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She will perform the entire album at Chicago’s 13th Annual Pitchfork Music Festival. She’s closing out the three-day festival, which takes place Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22 at Chicago’s Union Park. Chaka Khan is set to open up for her on Sunday, as well as artists like DRAM. Other must-see performances to check out throughout the weekend include Syd of the group The Internet, who is performing on Friday, as well as Raphael Saadiq, Blood Orange and Kelela, who are all taking the stage on Saturday.
Beyond the music, there will also be a number of vendors present, as well as art and craft fairs. You can pay $75 a day depending on the performers you want to see, or save by paying $175 for a three-day pass. You can find out more information about that through the festival’s Eventbrite page.
As far as Hill’s performance, it’s unclear if she will do the songs from the Grammy Award-winning album in their original form, or if she will restructure the tracks. She has been doing the latter while performing some of them during previous concerts and tours (which many assumed was due to a past lawsuit over proper credit by a group of artists who worked with Hill on the album):
You’ll have to wait until to July to see what Miseducation you get to hear. But either way, we have a feeling it will be a great show — especially if it starts on time.