Lauryn Hill adds Boston show

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Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced added a series of shows to her summer concert schedule. The veteran R&B singer and former member of the Fugees will return to Boston for a performance at the House of Blues on Thursday, July 31. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Daniel Bambaata Marley, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $55 and $75.

After serving a three month prison sentence for tax evasion last summer at a federal prison in Connecticut, Hill released a new single called “Consumerism”. The song, which is streaming below, is park of a new collection called “Letters From Exile”.

“‘Consumerism’ is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in,” said Hill in a statement after releasing the song last November. “We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile’ is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level.”

Prior to entering prison she signed a deal with Sony Records.

Hill has not released a new solo album since her 1998 debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which earned a record-setting ten Grammy Award nominations, five of which she won including Album of the Year. Since then, she has released a series of one-off singles.

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