The legendary group announced in September they would be getting back together and planned on playing in November and December. But, the pandemic forced the band to push back the shows to 2022, saying they wanted to “ensure the best chance that all cities on the tour are fully open so [they] can perform to as many fans as possible.”
Unfortunately, the band is once again pushing back the tour, claiming they just can’t guarantee the safety and health of their fans.
The Fugees: We Want To Keep Our Fans Safe From Coronavirus!
“We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen. The continued Covid pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep our fans and ourselves healthy and safe,” a spokesperson for the band said.
They continued, “An idea sparked to honor and celebrate this 25th anniversary of The Score but we see now it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work. We’re grateful for the special night we did get to share with some of you in New York, with that rare live moment. If opportunity, public safety, and schedule allow, we hope to be able to revisit this again sometime soon. THANK YOU for all your love and support throughout the years.”
The Fugees Planned On Finishing Their Tour In Africa
Fans were pumped about the possibility of a ‘Fugees’ reunion tour, which would have been the group’s first in 25 years. The 12-city tour was to launch at the United Center in Chicago and continue overseas, ending in Africa. The final two shows were planned to take place in Nigeria and Ghana.
On September 22, 2021, one group of fans was blessed with watching Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel perform together in front of a sold-out crowd in New York. The group was joined by 20 musicians, played seven songs, and went on three-and-a-half hours later than scheduled.
“We’re still cooking it,” Hill told the crowd explaining the brief performance. Adding “We made hip-hop global,” noting the group has a “complicated history.”
Singer Adele Forced To Cancel Las Vegas Residency Due To COVID-19
As we reported, Fugee’s aren’t the only ones forced to cancel their shows due to COVID-19. Superstar Adele announced she would be pushing back her Las Vegas residency after the virus tore through her team.
The singer posted a tearful video on Instagram, apologizing for the situation, saying they, “tried absolutely everything we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you, but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid.”
She continued, “I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready. Half my crew, half my team is down with Covid. They still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show. And I can’t give you what I have right now, and I’m gutted. And I’m sorry it’s so last minute. We’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out, and we’ve run out of time, and I’m so upset, and I’m really embarrassed and I’m so sorry to everyone who traveled, again.”
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Adele’s shows were scheduled to begin Friday, at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace.