Lauryn Hill concert called off after thousands wait outside Municipal Center for show

Photos obtained by FOX 17 News

Thousands of fans waited outside the Municipal Center in Nashville with tickets in hand Thursday night, excited to see Lauryn Hill.

Large crowds gathered outside the venue as doors were supposed to open at 6:30 p.m. for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour.

The artist tweeted that the show was called off at around 8:35 p.m.

Hill said flights for her entire band and most of the show's crew were grounded due to Hurricane Michael. The singer said they tried finding local musicians to fill in, but there was not enough time to bring the show together. The show will reportedly be rescheduled.

Full statement from Lauryn Hil:

"Nashville, I am very sorry about the circumstances surrounding tonight’s scheduled performance. Flights for our entire band and most of our crew were grounded due to Hurricane Michael. Flights keep getting delayed, our band now doesn’t arrive until after midnight. We tried to find local musicians that could fill in, but there wasn’t enough time to get it all together. We apologize for the late cancellation, we have been trying all day to figure out a way to make to make this work, but it just wasn’t possible. We will be rescheduling a new show in Nashville, and will figure out something special for the community who came out tonight to support. Apologies again, we appreciate your patience and understanding."

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