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.
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."