Although rapper/singer Lauryn Hill’s recent tour was met with much criticism the former Fugees member has just announced the Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series, a series of new tour dates. The tour is expected to make stops in 12 different cities including Atlanta, Miami, Portland, Denver, New Orleans, and more.

“One of the benefits of playing venues smaller than the ones I’m used to allows me the opportunity to not only reconnect with my supporters but to expose them to a portion of the musical journey I’ve been on which the world for the most part has not had access to,” said Lauryn Hill in a statement. “I’ve never shied away from being musically adventurous, nor am I known for being a lightweight when it comes to lyrical content or musical exploration.”

Hill also referred to criticism of her recent shows, which she both appeared late to and performed never before heard remixes of her songs, as “amusing.”

“These more intimate playdates afford me the time to perform for listeners who haven’t heard from me over the past several years or have been misinformed by the inaccuracies in some media coverage, many of which I might add, I find very amusing,” Hill explained. “Getting back out there to perform is a lot like resuming a strenuous sport after having been away from it for a while, but eventually the muscle-memory kicks in and each day brings progressive strength.”

Official tour dates for Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series are as follows:

3/16                 Orlando, FL                           House of Blues

3/19                 Miami, FL                               Jazz in the Gardens Festival

3/23                 Tampa, FL                              The Ritz

3/26                 Myrtle Beach, SC                  House of Blues

3/30                 Atlanta, GA                            Center Stage

4/3                   Oahu, HI                                 Aloha Tower

4/9                   Portland, OR                         Arlene Schnitzer Hall

4/12                 San Francisco, CA                The Warfield

4/15                 Indio, CA                                Coachella Music and Arts Festival

4/18                 Los Angeles, CA                   Club Nokia

4/23                 Denver, CO                            The Fillmore

5/7                   New Orleans, LA                   Jazz and Heritage Festival

(March 11)

UPDATE: Lauryn Hill has added additional dates to her Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series Tour. They are as follows:

4/20                 Los Angeles, CA                               El Rey Theatre**Bob Marley Tribute Show
4/24                 Ft. Collins, CO                                   Aggie Theatre**Bob Marley Tribute Show
4/27                 Dallas, TX                                          House of Blues
4/29                 San Antonio (Helotes), TX               Josabi’s

5/1                   Austin, TX                                          Stubb’s

5/4                   Houston, TX                                      House of Blues
5/7                   New Orleans, LA                                Jazz and Heritage Festival
5/10                 San Diego, CA                                   Humphreys
5/13                 Las Vegas, NV                                   The Boulevard Pool
5/14                 Santa Barbara, CA                            Santa Barbara Bowl
5/17                 Pomona, CA                                      The Fox Theatre
5/20                 Eugene, OR                                       Cuthbert Amphitheatre
5/22                 Seattle, WA                                        Showbox SoDo

HipHopDX will keep you updated of more announcements.