Soul Vocalist Jill Scott Circles North America on ‘Real Thing’ Tour

R&B/soul/ jazz singer Jill Scott kicked off her North American tour in New York on New Year’s Eve. The tour, designed to promote her new album The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3, will take Scott to 26 other venues before the end of March. Tour dates include San Diego, CA, on February 13, Atlanta, GA, on February 22, Washington, DC, on March 11 and Chicago, IL, on March 22. Her final appearance will be at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, AL, on March 30. The album, her third, was launched last September and entered the Billboard Top 200 at number four. Scott has also enjoyed some acting success, both on the television and on the big screen. She appeared as Donna in popular UPN series ‘Girlfriends’ and joined the cast of Cavedwellers, a movie released in 2004. She will also play the part of protagonist, Precious Ramotswe, in the film version of ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’, which is currently in production. During her career to-date she has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, winning Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2005 and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance in 2007. “Real Thing” Tour Dates: February: Tue-Feb-05 – Seattle – Paramount Thu-Feb-07 – Oakland – Paramount Fri-Feb-08 – Oakland – Paramount Tue-Feb-12 – Anaheim – The Grove Thu-Feb-14 – LA – Gibson Amphitheater Fri-Feb-15 – Palm Desert , CA – La Quinta Sat-Feb-16 – Phoenix – Dodge Theater Tue-Feb-19 – Dallas – Nokia Wed-Feb-20 – Houston – Verizon Wireless Theater Fri-Feb-22 – Atlanta – Fox Theater Sat-Feb-23 – Atlanta – Fox Theater Tue-Feb-26 – Baltimore – Lyric Opera House Wed-Feb-27 – Baltimore – Lyric Opera House Fri-Feb-29 – Norfolk – Chrysler Hall March: Sat-Mar-01 – Charlotte – Ovens Auditorium Sun-Mar-02 – Greensboro – Special Events Center Wed-Mar-05 – Newark – NJ Pac Thu-Mar-06 – Newark – NJ Pac Fri-Mar-07 – Philadelphia – Liacouris Center Sun-Mar-09 – Boston – Orpheum Tue-Mar-11 – DC – Constitution Hall Wed-Mar-12 – DC – Constitution Hall Fri-Mar-14 – DC – Constitution Hall Sat-Mar-15 – DC – Constitution Hall Sun-Mar-16 – Richmond – Landmark Theater Wed-Mar-19 – Pittsburgh – Bennadaum Center Fri-Mar-21 – Detroit – Fox Theater Sat-Mar-22 – Chicago – Chicago Theater Sun-Mar-23 – Chicago – Chicago Theater Tue-Mar-25 – Indianapolis – Murat Wed-Mar-26 – St. Louis – Fox Theater Fri-Mar-28 – Memphis – Orpheum Sat-Mar-29 – Memphis – Orpheum Sun-Mar-30 – Birmingham – Boutwell


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