Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It's been a decade since Lauryn Hill, hip-hop goddess and onetime member of The Fugees, released a new album — and that was the scattershot live session MTV Unplugged No. 2.0.
Hill has been in the news recently, though not for her music. This summer, she pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion, with each count carrying a maximum sentence of one year. She arranged to have her sentencing moved to Nov. 27—the day after the Tucson show—so that she could make arrangements to pay her back taxes.
This all comes on the heels of a decade of odd behavior by Ms. Hill in which she's regularly been as many as two hours late to show up for performances, at least one of which was described as a "live obituary."
But in recent months she seems to be on an upswing, with shows garnering largely positive reviews, as well as the debut of at least one new song.
She also recently announced a string of live dates with Nas, all but one of which precede the Tucson date.
So, these shows may very well be a cash-grab to help pay the bills—but that didn't stop you from going to those Pixies reunion shows, did it?
Tickets for the Rialto show go on sale on Friday, Oct. 19. Advance tickets are $58 for general admission on the floor and $63 for reserved seats in the balcony.
Let's all hope for the best here, shall we?