Exclusive: Jill Scott Announces Summer Tour

Jill Scott
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Jill Scott

Tour kicks off July 13; Grammy winner also premieres lead single "Fools Gold."

Jill Scott will hit the road this summer on a 25-date headline tour commencing July 13. Kicking off in Pittsburgh, the tour will play in a combination of theaters and amphitheaters across the country before wrapping up August 28 in Phoenix.

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The news follows Monday’s (May 4) world premiere of the three-time Grammy winner’s new single “Fools Gold,” via iHeartRadio's urban stations. Available now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, the track is the lead single from Scott’s upcoming fifth studio album. Produced and co-written by Andre Harris, formerly of the production duo Dre and Vidal, the single is the follow-up to Scott’s earlier buzz track “You Don’t Know.” That song will also appear on Scott’s new album, whose title and release date are yet to be announced. The singer’s last album, 2011’s The Light of the Sun, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

In a statement announcing the tour, Maverick management partner and Scott’s longtime business partner Shawn Gee stated, “Fans have patiently waited four years for new music. When they hear Jill perform live this summer … it’ll be worth the wait.”

Tickets for Scott’s 2015 summer tour go on sale to the public on May 15.

Tour Dates:
7/13/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
7/15/15 – Newark, NJ @ NJ Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall
7/16/15 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
7/18/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
7/19/15 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/22/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
7/25/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Music Festival)
7/26/15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort - Event Center
7/29/15 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts/The Barns
7/30/15 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
8/1/15 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
8/2/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/4/15 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
8/5/15 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
8/8/15 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8/9/15 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
8/11/15 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall
8/12/15 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
8/14/15 – Grand Prairie, @ TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/15/15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
8/19/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
8/22/15 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
8/23/15 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
8/25/15 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's
8/28/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre