AceShowbiz - The Fugees are the latest musical act to cancel their tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, December 21, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel announced on social media that they have axed their reunion tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1996 album, "The Score".
The hip-hop group shared the announcement on Instagram. "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," the message first read.
"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," it added. "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 scheduling allow, we hope to be able to revisit this again sometime soon," the statement continued. "Thank you for all of your love and support throughout the years."
Many fans have since expressed their disappointment in the comment section. "Killing me softly with this post. Killing me softlyyyyyy with this post," one person lamented. Another added, "We all saw this coming thanks for getting everyone's hopes up for nothing."
Some others, meanwhile, asked for refunds. "When will this be updated on ticket master with refund details?" one user asked, with another echoing, "Are we getting refunded???" A different person stressed, "Ok so give us our money back!"
The Fugees, which previously disbanded in 1997, launched "The Score" anniversary reunion tour in September 2021 with a show on The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York City. In the following month, however, they announced its posponement.
"Dates for our upcoming Fugees 25th Anniversary Tour are moving to early 2022 to ensure the best chance that all cities on the tour will be fully open so we can perform for as many fans as possible," they said at the time. "With so much excitement around the reunion tour, we are also happy to announce that we will be adding more cities and dates! Full details coming soon along with some SPECIAL announcements!"
The Fugees were supposed to kick off the 12-city tour last November at the United Center in Chicago. The final shows were set to take place in Nigeria and Ghana, Africa in December.