Jill Scott shares plans for anniversary tour in 2020
UPI News Service, 12/02/2019
R&B-soul singer Jill Scott is going on tour in 2020.
The 47-year-old recording artist announced on her website Monday that she will celebrate her 2000 album, Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, with a 20th anniversary tour.
Scott will kick off the tour Feb. 7 in Kansas City, Mo., and perform through March 21 in Columbia, S.C. Billboard said Scott will announce a second leg of the tour at a later date.
Who is Jill Scott? is Scott's debut studio album and includes the singles "Love Rain," "Gettin' in the Way," "A Long Walk" and "The Way." Scott told Billboard the album still resonates with fans because of "the honest stories and the timing."
"The album is sistah strong yet vulnerable and filled with love," she said.
Scott said she will perform the album in its entirety on the tour.
"I'm going to be true to the album set list. I'll do every song in the order of the album," the star said.
"I will create musical arrangements for the songs purposed with new energy, but keep the integrity of the original songs they love," she added. "Expect theater. Expect incredible musicianship. Expect love."
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Scott released her fifth album, Woman, in 2015. In addition to singing, she has appeared as an actress in film Get on Up and the BBC/HBO series The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
Here's the dates for the first leg of the Who is Jill Scott? anniversary tour:
Feb. 7 - Kansas City, Mo., at Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland Theatre
Feb. 9 - St. Louis, Mo., at Fox Theatre
Feb. 12 - Chicago, Ill., at The Chicago Theatre
Feb. 14 - Hanover, Md., at Live! Casino & Hotel
Feb. 15 - Atlantic City, N.J., at Borgata Hotel
Feb. 20 - New York, N.Y., at Radio City Music Hall
Feb. 21 - Northfield, Ohio, at MGM Northfield Park
Feb. 23 - Indianapolis, Ind., at Murat Theatre
Feb. 25 - Minneapolis, Minn., at The Fillmore Minneapolis
Feb. 28 - Elizabeth, Ind., Caesars Event Center at Caesars Southern Indiana
Feb. 29 - Wetumpka, Ala., at Wind Creek Hotel & Casino
March 3 - Memphis, Tenn., at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
March 5 - Dallas, Texas, at The Music Hall at Fair Park
March 7 - Austin, Texas, at ACL Live at The Moody Theater
March 8 - Houston, Texas, at Revention Music Center
March 11 - Huntsville, Ala., at Von Braun Center
March 13 - Augusta, Ga., at William B. Bell Memorial Auditorium
March 17 - Clearwater, Fla., at Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 18 - Orlando, Fla., at Hard Rock Live
March 20 - Macon, Ga., at City Auditorium at Macon Centreplex
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