Nas and Santigold Dropped From Remaining 'Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' Tour Dates
The all-star line-up scales back the supporting acts
Upon announcement, the tour celebrating the 20th-anniversary of Ms. Lauryn Hill's debut album touted a stellar roster of supporting talent. The line-up read like a blockbuster festival bill, with Dave Chappelle, Kelela, SZA, M.I.A., Iman Omari, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces, Tierra Whack, Nas, and Santigold, tagging in and out for various stops of the intercontinental marathon memorial.
But according to BrooklynVegan, instead of Nasir and Santi as the star-powered support for one of this week's tour stops, Portland fans were warmed-up by a DJ, with no forewarning of the slimmed-down bill. Taking to Twitter, Santigold confirmed their removal:
\u201c@Hocklemore @Nas I\u2019m sorry you paid to see us and we\u2019re not there. That really bums me out. I\u2019m also bummed that @MsLaurynHill and crew didn\u2019t tell ppl why we\u2019re not there. She took us off the bill.\u201d— Santigold (@Santigold) 1536812290
\u201c@shanselman Nope not sick. So sorry I wasn\u2019t able to perform for you all. Note I saw from @MsLaurynHill Mgmt team read... \u201cDue to production issues, The Miseducation 20th Anniversary Tour is unable to accommodate Santigold\u2019s performance this evening"\u201d— Scott Hanselman (@Scott Hanselman) 1536818956
She goes on to note "production issues" were cited by Hill's team in their being booted from the line-up, listing the full docket of remaining dates that would no longer see her performances.
\u201cI 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.\n\n9/14: Vancouver, BC \n9/15: Seattle, WA \n9/22: Phoenix, AZ\n9/26: Denver, CO\u201d— Santigold (@Santigold) 1536973455
Nas has yet to respond, but just ahead of their removal, he announced that he was joining Ms. Hill for the New Zealand stretch of the tour in February. No word on whether that's still a go or if there'll be more cutbacks in the weeks ahead. Keep an eye on us for updates.