*Jilly from Philly is back with her fifth studio album titled “Woman” – which she describes as “classic Philly soul meets country rhythm served with captivating storytelling.” Jill Scott executive produced the album in collaboration with longtime creative colleague Andre Harris and Aaron Pearce. It hits stores July 24.
“Fools Gold” is the leading track from the album, scoring Scott her 13th top 10 on Adult R&B.
“I wanted some of the storytelling of country music that I enjoy so much,” Jill told Billboard, “the simple stories. The album is pretty eclectic, but again it’s me storytelling from the point of view of a grown-up woman.”
In celebration of “Woman” and the 15th anniversary of her debut album “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1“ – Scott will kick off a headline tour on July 9 in St. Louis. Encompassing more than 25 cities, including sold-out shows in New York and Baltimore, the tour wraps on Aug. 28 in Phoenix.
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 May 15. Check out the tour dates below.
Jill will also perform at the inaugural V103 Summer Block Party on July 11 in Chicago.
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)