Lauryn Hill plays surprise show in Brooklyn (photo: Seher Sikandar)
Lauryn Hill plays surprise show in Brooklyn (photo: Seher Sikandar)

Lauryn Hill Forced To Cancel London Show After Being Denied Entry To The UK

Lauryn Hill plays surprise show in Brooklyn (photo: Seher Sikandar)

Sad news out of the UK today for Lauryn Hill fans, as it's being reported that the resurgent legend has not been granted entry into the UK due to her "past legal situation" and has had to cancel her forthcoming set at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 15th. Hill has offered a statement via Facebook explaining the matter:

Hello All,

I've been informed that I won't be able to enter the UK for a period of time due to my past legal situation. For this reason I have to cancel my concert on July 15th. Know that I was looking forward to performing in London this summer, and that I appreciate all of my fans and supporters both in London, and throughout the UK. I look forward to seeing you again as soon as I'm able to.

Love and Respect,


And so there will be no show this Wednesday from the lovely Miss Hill, but quite fortunately for us all, she's lent her voice to six notable covers on the recently released Nina Revisited compilation supporting the Netflix's critically-acclaimed What Happened, Miss Simone? documentary. You can jump back a bit to put your ears on those, but Europeans shouldn't fret, as Hill still has plenty of dates across the pond for you to see her if you're willing to make the trip. Stay tuned for the latest on/from the queen in the weeks and months ahead and peep the full list of dates below.

Tour Dates:

Jul 13 @ Auditorium Parco della Musica - Rome, Italy

Jul 15 @ La Citadelle - Saint Tropez, France

Jul 17 @ Festival Al Rumbo - Rota, Spain

Jul 18 @ Festivalpark Dour - Dour, Belgium

Jul 20 @ Piazza Napoleone - Lucca Lu, Italy

Jul 21 @ Festival International de Carthage - Tunis, Tunisia

Aug 07 @ Pier Six Pavilion - Baltimore, MD

Aug 09 @ Richmond Jazz Fest - Richmond, VA

Aug 10 @ The Carolina Theatre - Durham, NC

Aug 20 @ The Santander Performing Arts Center - Reading, PA

Aug 22 @ AFROPUNK FEST - New York, NY

Sep 12 @ One MusicFest - Atlanta, GA

Sep 14 @ Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

Sep 16 @ Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA

Sep 23 @ Toyosu PIT - Koto, Japan

Oct 24 @ SoulFest - Sydney - Sydney, Australia

Oct 25 @ SoulFest - Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia

Oct 26 @ SoulFest - Auckland - Auckland, New Zealand