Nas, Kehlani Join Lauryn Hill's 'Diaspora Calling!' Tour

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Lauryn Hill performs during the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Lauryn Hill has added some major support for her upcoming MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! tour. The North American jaunt that will hit Ravinia in Chicago on Thursday, has added Nas, Kehlani, Noname and Little Simz to select dates on the three-month outing, which will hit Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Boston, New York and Los Angeles before hopping to Japan in late October and returning for gigs in San Francisco, Seattle and New Orleans in November and December.

Ms. Lauryn Hill Launches 'Diaspora Calling' Music and Art Series in Brooklyn

The tour pulls elements from HIll's inaugural Diaspora Calling! music festival, held in Brooklyn earlier in April. "The MLH Caravan allows me to continue the theme of unity and celebration of the many facets of cultural and artistic beauty throughout the African diaspora while on tour this summer and fall," Hill said in a statement announcing the outing, which will also feature opening sets from Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Paul Beaubrun and the Soul Rebels. "In these days of tension, tumult and transition, an exchange of this kind can yield direction, expression, understanding and empowerment as well as connection, self Love and appreciation that hopefully overflows into our respective communities." 

Diaspora Calling! dates:

9/1 -- Chicago, IL @ Ravinia (with No Name)
9/2 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore (with No Name)
9/4 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (with No Name)
9/9 -- Paris, France @ Fete de L'Humanite Festival
9/11 -- St. Louis, MO @ Loufest
9/13 -- Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
9/15 -- Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
9/16 -- Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
9/18 -- Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live Rocksino
9/20 -- Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
9/22 -- Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
9/24 -- Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
9/25 -- Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
9/27 -- Memphis, TN @ Orpheum
9/29 -- Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Amphitheatre
10/1 -- Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
10/13 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (with Kehlani, Little Simz)
10/20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/25 -- Osaka, Japan @ Zepp
10/27 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Zepp
10/29 -- Yokohama, Japan @ Red Brick Festival
11/1 -- San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall
11/4 -- Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
11/5 -- San Francisco @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (with Nas and Kehlani)
11/6 -- Seattle, WA @ McCaw Hall (with Nas and Kehlani)
11/8 -- Vancouver, British Columbia @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/10 -- Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
11/12 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry at SLS
11/13 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Comercia Theatre
11/27 -- Austin, TX @ Moody Theatre
11/29 -- San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
12/1 -- New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
12/6 -- Tampa, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
12/8 -- Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/13 -- Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
12/18 -- Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore