Today 3x Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, poet, and entertainer Miss Jill Scott announces a 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 the first leg of the tour which includes visits to many smaller markets that fans have anticipated for some time now! The second leg of the tour will come in time for Summer 2020 — adding an undeniable dose of Summer heat across states!

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 had this to say exclusively to BILLBOARD in regards to 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.”

Eloquently blending R&B, funk, jazz, blues and spoken word, Who Is Jill Scott Words and Sounds Vol. 1. is treasured for many and now fans of all generations will have the opportunity to gather and witness Miss Scott freshly present the hit album with a special, unique performance of all of the records from the album. Including Grammy-nominated tracks “He Love Me (Lyzel in E Flat),” “A Long Walk, and “Gettin’ In The Way” to the widely-popular records such as “The Way,” “One is The Magic #,” and “Love Rain,” and more — this is a setlist that has gone on to stand the test of time and will only add to the enriching and enjoyable sensation of Who Is Jill Scott Words and Sounds Vol. 1 in a monumental way.

“Scott’s attention to conversations and consciousness in her particular community and black America at large solidified her music as being of the people.”

“ Jill Scott wages a one-woman war on wack producer-penned R&B lyrics.”

“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.”

“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
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Who Jill Scott 20th Anniversary 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

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

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