Ms. Lauryn Hill hasn't done television in several years, Last night, she broke trend to appear as the crown jewel of Jimmy Fallon’s week-long tribute to Bob Marley. Hill opted to not be backed by Questlove and the Roots crew, and instead brought her own band to play "Could You Be Loved" and "Chances Are." Lenny Kravitz will round out the Marley week tonight. Why didn't anyone tap mega-fan Big Boi for a funked-out "Buffalo Soldier?"
Hill is definitely a more obvious choice. She's married to Marley's son Rohan, and they have five children, and probably a sixth on the way. She hasn't announced a pregnancy but has been performing (at Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest) in tummy-shrouding gowns. Her Fallon muumuu out-staged the others—a floor length Jill Sander dress topped with Aztec doorknockers and a South American shawl. With or without child, Hill will perform an entire Marley tribute set at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on May 18th. More summer tour dates follow the video below.
5/13: Las Vegas, NV, The Boulevard Pool
5/14: Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
5/17: Pomona, CA, The Fox Theatre
5/18: San Francisco, CA, Mezzanine
5/20: Eugene, OR, Cuthbert Amphitheatre
5/22: Seattle, WA, Showbox
5/24: Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom
5/25: Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom
5/27: Calgary, AB, Flames Central
5/28: Edmonton, AB, Edmonton Events Center
5/30: Winnipeg, MB, Centennial Concert Hall
6/3: Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
6/4: Detroit, MI, Chene Park
7/31: Los Angeles, CA, LA Rising Music Festival