Ms. Lauryn Hill announces Miseducation tour, performance in New Orleans_lowres

Ms. Lauryn Hill at the 2014 Voodoo Music Experience.

Among the landmark hip-hop albums released in the golden year of 1998, Lauryn Hill's debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill continues to resonate 20 years after its release, in every word and note in her heart-pouring meditations on love, faith and revolution.

To celebrate the album's 20th anniversary, Hill embarks on an extensive North American tour kicking off in July and landing in New Orleans in October. She performs at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Wednesday, October 3.

Despite her erratic live performances and public detours from an industry that once seemed poised to enshrine her, the album inspired a generation of hip-hop artists who grew up under its undeniable influence - this month, Hill's voice rings out in two massive singles, Drake's "Nice for What" and Cardi B's "Be Careful," both pulling from Miseducation's "Ex-Factor."

Tickets are $47.50-$197.99 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20. Presales begin 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.