Jill Scott Unveils Summer Tour Plans

R&B vocalist Jill Scott, fresh from an opening slot on Sting's North American tour, will set off on her own Words and Sounds tour this summer. The trek begins with July 17 with the first of two sh

R&B vocalist Jill Scott, fresh from an opening slot on Sting's North American tour, will set off on her own Words and Sounds tour this summer. The trek begins with July 17 with the first of two shows in Chicago, and is scheduled to run through an Aug. 29 date in Toronto. Beforehand, Scott will hit the Hampton (Va.) Jazz Festival on June 22 and the Welcome America! Festival in Philadelphia on July 4.

Scott is touring behind her debut Hidden Beach/Epic album, "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1," which earned her three Grammy nominations this year, and in February was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 1 million copies. The set is No. 62 on The Billboard 200 in its 46th week on the chart.

Support for the Live Soul tour will come from Hidden Beach labelmate and saxophonist Mike Phillips. Scott is also confirmed to appear at Michael Jackson's star-studded New York concert on Sept. 7, also featuring Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and more.

Here are Jill Scott's tour dates:
June 22: Hampton, Va. (Jazz Festival)
July 4: Philadelphia (Welcome America! Festival)
July 5: New Orleans (Superdome)
July 17-18: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
July 20: Cincinnati (Coors Light Festival)
July 21: Indianapolis (Indiana Expo)
July 22: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
July 25: Seattle (the Pier)
July 27: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)
July 28: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
July 29: Phoenix (Celebrity Theatre)
July 31: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)
Aug. 2: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
Aug. 3: Houston (Arena Theatre)
Aug. 5: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
Aug. 6: St. Louis (Pageant)
Aug. 8: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 9: Cleveland (State Theatre)
Aug. 11: Newark, N.J. (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 14: Boston (FleetBoston Pavilion)
Aug. 15: Baltimore (the Pier)
Aug. 17: Richmond, Va. (Landmark Theatre)
Aug. 18: Newport, Va. (Harbor Center)
Aug. 19: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
Aug. 22: Charlotte, N.C. (Ovens Auditorium)
Aug. 23: Atlanta (Chastain Park)
Aug. 25: Washington, D.C. (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)
Aug. 29: Toronto (Molson Amphitheater)
Sept. 7: New York (Madison Square Garden)