There was considerable excitement earlier this week when it was announced that The Fugees were reuniting 25 years after the release of their last landmark album, The Score, and planning a global tour. That tour kicked off with a "pop-up show" at Pier 17 in Manhattan on Wednesday night, where the group—Ms. Lauryn Hill, Pras and Wyclef Jean—performed their first show together in 15 years. And even though they came out over three hours late and only performed for about 45 minutes, no one seemed disappointed with what they saw.

The event was hosted in partnership with Global Citizen and Live Nation, and was being pre-taped to air as part of this weekend's Global Citizen Live festival in Central Park. Around 3,000 fans were able to snag tickets, and the location of the event wasn't announced until just before the doors were set to open at 6 p.m. The show was supposed to start at 7 p.m., but it kept getting pushed back (reportedly because of a delayed soundcheck), and the group—augmented by a big backing band—didn't end up going on until closer to 10 p.m.

“There was destiny in us coming together, there was destiny in the touring, and there was destiny in the people we inspired,” Hill told the crowd, according to Rolling Stone, before recounting the “complicated and beautiful” history of the group.

The tour is intended to be a 25th-anniversary celebration for The Score, and appropriately, all seven songs they performed were off the album: “The Score," “How Many Mics," “Zealots," “Fu-Gee-La," “Killing Me Softly With His Song," “Ready Or Not," and "No Woman, No Cry.” And as Rolling Stone put it, "The trio didn’t miss a beat as they traded bar-for-bar and filled in ad-libs with succinct synergy. If you didn’t know better, you’d never guess more than a decade had passed since they’d last shared a stage."

In a statement about the decision to join forces for the reunion tour, Hill said she was unaware that it was the album’s 25th anniversary until someone brought it to her attention: “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.”

The official tour will kick off in November, and they'll play Newark's Prudential Center on November 26th; tickets for that show go on sale this Friday, and you can check out the rest of the dates here.