The Fugees reunited for the first time in 15 years just in time for this weekend’s 24-hour, star-studded festival, with a video of them performing their 1996 single “Ready or Not” hitting YouTube on Saturday (Sept. 25).
Their participation in the fest comes ahead of their recently announced international reunion tour in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark sophomore album The Score.
The performance that aired during the massive Global Citizen Live event on Saturday (Sept. 25) was filmed on Wednesday, when the group put on a surprise pop-up concert at Pier 17 in New York City on the heels of announcing their tour. Global Citizen featured countless artists performing across several continents in an effort to spark global change and to urge world leaders and corporations to defend the planet and defeat poverty.
The Fugees’ upcoming tour will bring them to Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Newark, Washington, D.C., Paris, London, Nigeria and Ghana this fall.
The Score, the Fugees’ second and final studio album, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in 1996 and brought hits including “Killing Me Softly,” “Fu-Gee-La” and “Ready or Not.”
“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history. I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention,” Hill said in a statement about the reunion plans. “I decided to honor this significant project, its anniversary, and the fans who appreciated the music by creating a peaceful platform where we could unite, perform the music we loved, and set an example of reconciliation for the world.”
Watch them perform “Ready or Not” below.