Having already delayed the live dates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fugees have announced the cancellation of their 25th anniversary tour.
The rap group — comprising Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel — had originally planned on celebrating the quarter century anniversary of their landmark debut album, 'The Score', with performances across the US, Europe, and Africa in November and December 2021. These were then rescheduled, pushing shows into 2022 in the hope of avoiding falling foul of the coronavirus crisis.
With infection and hospitalisation rates in the States and continental Europe still worryingly high, the band have now confirmed all planned gigs will be pulled, accepting that "it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work."
The statement was shared on social media, along with thanks for those who managed to attend the one concert that did go ahead, on a Manhattan, New York City rooftop in September last year.
"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 post read.
"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. THANK YOU for all your love and support throughout the years," it continued.