ON SALE BEGINS TODAY FOR THREE-TIME GRAMMY-WINNING, MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER, SONGWRITER, ENTERTAINER
MISS JILL SCOTT
WHO IS JILL SCOTT? WORDS AND SOUNDS VOL.1
FIRST LEG NATIONWIDE TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE
CHECK OUT THE BILLBOARD EXCLUSIVE
[New York, NY December 6, 2019] — Today first-leg tickets for 3x Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, poet, and entertainer Miss Jill Scott goes on sale for her nationwide, North American 2020 tour to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of her critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated debut album Who Is Jill Scott Words and Sounds Vol. 1. February 7, 2020 marks the kick-off date of first 21 shows as a second leg, with Summer 2020 dates, pends an anticipated announcement!
On why her debut album still resonates 20 years later, Miss Scott exclusively tells Billboard, “It’s the honest stories and the timing. The album is sistah strong yet vulnerable and filled with love.”
Nearing twenty years since Miss Scott introduced the world to her authentic, unapologetic, sultry self, Who Is Jill Scott Words and Sounds Vol. 1, released July 18, 2000, has gone on to be regarded as an album that spawned movements of female self-empowerment and self-assuredness in music at an impressionable time when it narrowly existed — a resurging movement that resonates to the principles of many creative artists we see today more than ever before.
Miss Scott on what fans can expect on the Who Is Jill Scott Words and Sounds Vol. 1 tour “I’m going to be true to the album set list. I’ll do every song in the order of the album. My audience should bring their cd covers. Some may know the list by heart. I will create musical arrangements for the songs purposes with new energy but keep the integrity of the original songs they love. Expect theatre. Expect incredible musicianship. Expect love.”
– PITCHFORK, 2019“ Jill Scott wages a one-woman war on wack producer-penned R&B lyrics.”
– ROLLING STONE, 2000“With Who Is Jill Scott?, Jill Scott almost single-handedly revives the spirit in soul music.”
– SLANT, 2001“There is no existing slot in R&B/hip-hop into which this album fits, which only means a new one will have to be created.”
– ALL MUSIC, 2000
“Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 … boasts the gutsiest voice of any neo-soul star. Her honey molasses voice will coat all your senses.”
– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, 2001
“As she proves on her moving debut album she is a deeply talented artist who marches to her own drummer. She tackles a variety of subjects, including love, politics and inspiration ,with an earthiness, fervor and view of reality that vividly set her apart from her contemporaries.”
– USA TODAY, 2000
For more information on tour details, visit http://www.missjillscott.com/
Date / City / Venue
02/07/2020 / Kansas City, MO / Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland Theatre
02/09/2020 / St. Louis, MO / Fox Theatre
02/12/2020 / Chicago, IL / The Chicago Theatre
02/14/2020 / Hanover, MD / The Hall at Live! Casino & Hotel
02/15/2020 / Atlantic City, NJ / Borgata Hotel
02/20/2020 / New York, NY / Radio City Music Hall
02/21/2020 / Northfield, OH / MGM Northfield Park
02/23/2020 / Indianapolis, IN / Murat Theatre
02/25/2020 / Minneapolis, MN / The Fillmore Minneapolis
02/28/2020 / Elizabeth, IN / Caesars Event Center at Caesars Southern Indiana
02/29/2020 / Wetumpka, AL / Wind Creek Hotel & Casino
03/03/2020 / Memphis, TN / Cannon Center For The Performing Arts
03/05/2020 / Dallas, TX / The Music Hall at Fair Park
03/07/2020 / Austin, TX / ACL Live at The Moody Theater
03/08/2020 / Houston, TX / Revention Music Center
03/11/2020 / Huntsville, AL / Von Braun Center
03/13/2020 / Augusta, GA / William B. Bell Memorial Auditorium
03/17/2020 / Clearwater, FL / Ruth Eckerd Hall
03/18/2020 / Orlando, FL / Hard Rock Live
03/20/2020 / Macon, GA / City Auditorium at Macon Centreplex
03/21/2020 / Columbia, SC / Township Auditorium
ABOUT MISS JILL SCOTT
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times best-selling poet, and critically acclaimed actor are only a few titles held by Jill Scott. Before having the #1 album in the country with “The Light of The Sun”, performing at The White House, being named People Magazine’s Top TV Breakout Star of 2010 and appearing on VH1 Divas alongside Aretha Franklin, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the late 90s. In 2000, she released her much anticipated debut record, Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds, Vol. 1, a double platinum album that earned Scott several Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist. Two more critically acclaimed albums followed, Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds, Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words & Sounds, Vol. 3 which garnered two more Grammy Awards and spawned multiple worldwide tours.
Never limited to music, Jill Scott is a true multimedia brand across books, clothing, TV and film. Most recently, Jill starred in Get On Up: A James Brown Biopic, as DeeDee, the wife of James Brown. She also starred alongside Tyler Perry & Janet Jackson in the #1 national movie series Why Did I Get Married? (Pt. 1 and 2), Baggage Claim, Steel Magnolias and Sins of the Mother which aired on Lifetime and became the second-most watched premiere in the network’s history. Jill was also casted as the lead character in the HBO/BBC mini-series filmed on location in Botswana, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, a Peabody Award-winning show directed by the late Oscar Award-winning director Anthony Minghella. In 2017, Jill Scott was casted as “Nayyirah Shariff” in the original Lifetime film Flint, a drama based on the Flint water crisis in Flint, Michigan – also starring Betsy Brandy, Marin Ireland and Queen Latifah.
A consummate writer at heart, she penned The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours, a compilation of poems that instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Scott also developed an intimates line for Ashley Stewart and founded Blues Babe, a registered 501(c)3 foundation that has raised over hundreds of thousands dollars to support minority students pursuing college degrees.
Jill released her highly anticipated 5th studio album WOMAN on July 24, 2015 which opened on the music charts at #1 giving Jill her 2nd consecutive number one album. In January of 2017, Jill Scott marked her brand’s expansion into stationary, releasing an exclusive “Jill Scott” greeting card collection in partnership with Hallmark Mahogany. Jill Scott received a 2017 Grammy nomination in the “Best Traditional R&B Performance” category for her single, “Can’t Wait.” Jill’s most recent endeavor finds her taking on the role of “Hazel” in the BET+ remake of the 1996 romantic comedy, The First Wives Club. A second season for the acclaimed series was recently announced last month.