Jill Scott Picks Up Where She Left Off With 2023 Tour

NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Jill Scott performs on stage during CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Jill Scott is finishing what she started more than two years ago and resuming her “Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. I Anniversary Tour” in 2023.

The tour that began as a 20th-anniversary celebration of Scott’s chart-topping album ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, a determined Scott is getting back on the road and hitting auditoriums, theaters and music halls in 2023 for what is now the 23rd anniversary of the hit album.

“My band and I were so excited three years ago, but that damn COVID shut us down,” Scott said in a statement. “Now, we outside! Come see me. Come feel again. Relive your favorite moments. Y’all ready to settle down and get with this? It’s a lot of love here.”

Presale tickets for the tour begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time, and the public onsale is set for Friday, Dec. 9. For more information, visit missjillscott.com.

Scott, a three-time Grammy Award winner, will play her two-times platinum debut album in its entirety, playing songs such as “Gettin’ in the Way,” “A Long Walk” and “Love Rain.” The tour, which is produced by Live Nation Urban, will visit 20 cities across the country and includes multi-show residencies at MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C., on Mother’s Day weekend and the Met Philadelphia, making it the first time Scott will play in her hometown of North Philadelphia. The Philadelphia show also includes a fundraiser at Arden Theatre to support her nonprofit, the Blues Babe Foundation.

Though the pandemic stalled her tour, Scott remained busy and launched the “Jill Scott Presents: J. ill the Podcast” in November 2020 along with co-hosts Laiya St. Clair and Aja Gradon-Dantzler. She also appeared in the webcast series Verzuz, and starred in Lifetime’s “Highway to Heaven” and BET+’s “The First Wives Club.” Last year, she became the face of Nationwide and put a soulful spin on the company’s iconic jingle.

Jill Scott’s “Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 23rd Anniversary Tour”
02/28— Bell Auditorium — Augusta, GA
03/ 02 — City Auditorium at Macon Centreplex — Macon, GA
03/04 — The Township Auditorium — Columbia, SC
03/07 — Moran Theater — Jacksonville, FL
03/16 — The Met — Philadelphia, PA
03/18 — The Met — Philadelphia, PA
03/23 — Kings Theatre — Brooklyn, NY
03/27 — New Jersey Performing Arts Center — Newark, NJ
03/29 — MGM Music Hall at Fenway — Boston, MA
03/31 — Fox Theatre — Detroit, MI
04/01 — MGM Northfield Park — Cleveland, OH
04/23 — Nashville Municipal Auditorium — Nashville, TN
04/26 — Orpheum Theatre — Memphis, TN
04/28 — Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium — Chattanooga, TN
05/03 — Johnny Mercer Theatre — Savannah, GA
05/05 — Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts — Greensboro, NC
05/06 — Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park — Atlanta, GA
05/11 — The Theater at MGM National Harbor — Washington DC
05/14 — The Theater at MGM National Harbor — Washington DC
05/22 — The Hollywood Bowl — Los Angeles, CA