Jill Scott relaunches 20th-anniversary tour 3 years later

Jill Scott will embark on what she is now calling her 23rd Anniversary Tour, which will conclude in Los Angeles in the summer.

The ‘So Gone’ and ‘Golden’ singer-songwriter, whose plans for a 20th-anniversary tour in 2020 have been dashed by the pandemic, will kick off ‘Who’s Jill Scott? Words & Sound Vol. 1 Tour in Augusta, Georgia on February 28th.

And she’ll wrap it up on-site at the Hollywood Bowl on June 22nd.

In between, the three-time Grammy winner stops in cities like Brooklyn, Boston, Detroit and Nashville. She will return to Georgia for additional shows in Savannah and Atlanta, and then travel to North and South Carolina, among other places.

“The response has been absolutely overwhelming with inquiries asking, ‘Who is Jill Scott?’ Anniversary tour to more cities and more countries. And you know what? I will do it,” the R&B star said to fans in a video posted to her website and social media pages on Monday.

“I’ll take the show where you want me to be. I can’t wait to see you,” she said.

The soul singer has also established multi-show residencies in her hometown of Philadelphia and in Washington, DC. She will play two nights at the Met in Philadelphia in March and two back-to-back concerts in DC at MGM National Harbor on Mother’s Day weekend in May. (Her stops in Philly will be part of a fundraiser at the Arden Theater in support of the singer’s non-profit Blues Babe Foundation.)

The 50-year-old musician is touring in celebration of her double-platinum debut album Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Tones, Vol. 1, which earned her three Grammy nominations in 2001, including Best New Artist (lost that award to Shelby Lynne). Scott then made her debut with Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 in 2004 and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 in 2007.

The ‘First Wives Club’ and ‘Black Lightning’ actress kicked off her 20th anniversary tour in 2020.

“My band and I were so excited three years ago, but this damn COVID has crippled us,” Scott said in concert producer Live Nation Urban’s Monday announcement. “Well, we out! Come to me. come feel again Relive your favorite moments. Are you ready to settle down and get it done?!? There is a lot of love in here.”

The singer also appeared on the NBC show Today on Monday and said she was nervous about getting back on stage.

“I’m scared,” she said. “It’s important to me, so I’m nervous. It’s been two years. I haven’t really been on many stages, so there’s a lot of preparation, both internal and external. I have to get on the treadmill and sing on it.”

Advance sales for their new tour begin on Tuesday.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-12-05/jill-scott-who-is-jill-scott-tour Jill Scott relaunches 20th-anniversary tour 3 years later

Sarah Ridley

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