Posted in music | tour dates on June 17, 2011

Jill Scott

Jill Scott's great new album, "The Light of the Sun", is out June 21st. If you have any doubts, stream the whole thing now at NPR.

Scott has come a long way since she was working as The Roots' hook girl. (Can you imagine a time when Scott rode the bus on the Things Fall Apart tour just to come out and sing the chorus she'd written for Erykah Badu to sing in "You Got Me"? And people were kind of bummed when she hit the stage -- until they heard her sing, of course?) Scott began in Philadelphia as a spoken-word artist, and on The Light of the Sun, she incorporates that work into her songs cleverly. When she finds an opening to leaven her singing with speech, she goes for it, but within reason and to an end.
This summer Jill will take the show on the road. "Jill Scott's Summer Block Party" will hit amphitheaters in multiple cities including Wantagh, NY aka Jones Beach on July 28th. Tickets for the NY show, and other shows, are on sale now.

The shows will be hosted by Doug E. Fresh with opening sets by Anthony Hamilton and Mint Condition. DJ Jazzy Jeff will work the turntables. All dates below...

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Jill Scott Tour Dates (see Ticketmaster for more info)
7/28/11 NYC (Jones Beach)
7/30/11 Detroit
7/31/11 Chicago
8/3/11 Cleveland
8/4/11 St. Louis
8/6/11 Philadelphia
8/7/11 D.C.
8/10/11 LA
8/14/11 Oakland
8/17/11 Memphis
8/19/11 Atlanta
8/21/11 Virginia Beach
8/23/11 Raleigh
8/24/11 Charlotte
8/27/11 Dallas
8/28/11 Houston

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Comments (11)

i thought he died

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 10:19 AM

I dunno, Jill ... Thighmaster, maybe? Pilates?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 10:33 AM

I just had to say @10:33... there ain't nothing wrong with Jill's thighs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 11:15 AM

Funniest thing about 10:33 is that Jill Scott could easily beat the sh!t out of you, you puny anonymous wimp!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 11:43 AM

Jill Scott is so fucking amazing. Her shows are always incredible!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 1:39 PM

Jill Scott is so fucking amazing. Her shows are always incredible!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 1:40 PM

lol

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 3:53 PM

I dunno, 10:33, perhaps you're a scrawny Bieber-sized jag-off who can barely lift your Zune, let alone a woman who exceeds 100 pounds. If the only type of woman you can handle is one with the physique of a coke whore, perhaps youre not in the position to comment.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 4:19 PM

And btw, Jill does put on an incredible show. I dig Anthony Hamilton, too, so this should be pretty great all around.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 4:20 PM

Let's not be to hard on him. 10:33 = GAY ,clearly, and so his only interest in women is aesthetic, an aesthetic uninformed by the pleasures and lines of real womanhood. Leave him to his 90 pound hags who wonder why men who aren't pedophiles waiting to happen want nothing to do with them... outside of a few (drunken) rounds of sport, of course.

Posted by Rw | June 17, 2011 6:15 PM

I love this album!

Posted by Best Bit | December 15, 2011 3:46 PM

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