Jill Scott announced a 2023 national tour to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of her debut album, “Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1.” She will perform the album in its entirety at each stop.
Scott will make stops in 18 cities across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Nashville, Detroit, and Los Angeles. The three-time Grammy Award-winner will play two shows in her home city of Philadelphia in March playing her first-ever performances at The MET Philadelphia. The tour will also include two shows in Washington, D.C., in May.
The singer-songwriter-actress is resuming a 2020 tour that celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Who is Jill Scott?” However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour was cut short.
“My band and I were so excited three years ago, but that damn COVID shut us down,” said Scott in a statement. “Now, we outside! Come see me. Come feel again. Relive your favorite moments. Y’all ready to settle down and get with this?!? It’s a lot of love here.”
“Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1” was originally released in 2000. The album features some of Scott’s most beloved hits, including “A Long Walk,” “Gettin’ in the Way,” “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat),” and “The Way.” It earned her the first three of her now 14 Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist.
The tour is produced by Live Nation Urban and tickets will go on sale to the public on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are available on Dec. 6.
“Who is Jill Scott: Words & Sounds Vol. 1” 23rd Anniversary tour dates:
Tues. Feb. 28 — Augusta, GA — Bell Auditorium
Thu. March 2 — Macon, GA — City Auditorium at Macon Centreplex
Sat. March 4 — Columbia, SC — The Township Auditorium
Tues. March 7 — Jacksonville, FL — Moran Theater
Thu. March 16 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met
Sat. March 18 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met
Thu. March 23 — Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre
Mon. March 27 — Newark, NJ — New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Wed. March 29 — Boston, MA — MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Fri. March 31 — Detroit, MI — Fox Theatre
Sat. April 1 — Cleveland, OH — MGM Northfield Park
Sun. April 23 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Wed. April 26 — Memphis, TN — Orpheum Theatre
Fri. April 28 — Chattanooga, TN — Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Wed. May 3 — Savannah, GA — Johnny Mercer Theatre
Fri. May 5 — Greensboro, NC — Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Sat. May 6 — Atlanta, GA — Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Thu. May 11 — Washington, DC — The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Sun. May 14 — Washington, DC — The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Thu. June 22 — Los Angeles, CA — The Hollywood Bowl
Credit: TheGrio Staff