After putting on a well-received performance at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival, Lauryn Hill has canceled several shows.
Four shows — two in North Carolina and two in Florida — have been canceled because of “unforeseen production issues,” according to WCNC and the Rampa Bay Times. The R&B singer was supposed to perform July 25 (Wednesday) in Charlotte; July 26 (Thursday) in Raleigh; July 29 (Sunday) in St. Petersburg and August 2 (Thursday) in Jacksonville. In between those dates is a Miami performance (July 31, Tuesday) that has since been rescheduled to October 15, according to the Times.
Hill recently performed a headlining set dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of her critically acclaimed solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Prior to that, she performed in Toronto where she angered fans for arriving late to her own performance.
Hill was reportedly supposed to perform a two-hour set but instead gave fans a 45-minute concert. Hill showed up over an hour late and rushed through 10 tracks before ending her concert with a cover of Drake‘s “Nice For What,” which samples her song “Ex-Factor.”
Both during and after the concert in Toronto, attendees took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the set, while others that weren’t in attendance commented on how people are still purchasing Hill tickets and knowing her tendency to be late to her own shows.
“So disappointed in the Lauryn Hill concert tonight. Made fans wait over an hour and then performed for 45 mins max,” one user, Jennifer Azevedo, wrote. “Could barely recognize the songs she attempted to sing. Cash grab for sure. Don’t waste your money on her!”
“All tickets purchased will be refunded at point of purchase,” Live Nation said via Facebook. “Tickets purchased online or by phone will be automatically refunded.”