Jill Scott Sets 'Summer Block Party' Tour Dates
Jill Scott Sets 'Summer Block Party' Tour Dates

Jill Scott will bring her forthcoming fourth album, "The Light of the Sun," on the road this summer with the Jill Scott Summer Block Party, which kicks off July 28 in New York.

The Budweiser Superfest-sponsored trek will also feature soul singer Anthony Hamilton and R&B veterans Mint Condition as openers, while DJ Jazzy Jeff has signed on to provide beats and Doug E. Fresh will serve as the tour's official host.

Tickets Scott's Summer Block Party, which will be produced by Live Nation/Haymon Ventures, can be purchased along with a pre-order of "The Light of the Sun" on June 17 through both LiveNation.com and MissJillScott.com.

"The Light of the Sun," Scott's follow-up to 2007's "The Real Thing: Word and Sounds Vol. 3," will be released June 21 on Blues Babe/Warner Bros. The album's first single, "So In Love" featuring Hamilton, climbed to No. 16 on last week's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Jill Scott Wows at 'The Light of the Sun'

Private Live Session in L.A.

Before Scott kicks off her headlining tour, the singer will join Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz and Kanye West at the 2011 Essence Music Festival, which invades New Orleans' Louisiana Superdome from July 1-3.

Here are the dates for the Jill Scott Summer Block Party:

July 28: New York, N.Y.
July 30: Detroit, Mich.
July 31: Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 3: Cleveland, Ohio
Aug. 4: St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 6: Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 7: Washington, D.C.
Aug. 10: Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 14: Oakland, Calif.
Aug. 17: Memphis, Tenn.
Aug. 19: Atlanta, Ga.
Aug. 21: Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 23: Raleigh, N.C.
Aug. 24: Charlotte, N.C.
Aug. 27: Dallas, Tex.
Aug. 28: Houston, Tex.