Jill Scott Announces 20th Anniversary Tour

Contributed by Rebecca Johnson

Grammy-award-winning singer Jill Scott is going on tour to commemorate her debut album on the Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 20th Anniversary Tour. 

Scott posted the news on Twitter.

“WHAT a privilege!!! WHAT a joy!!! My 1st baby is turning 20 in 2020❤️❤️❤️❤️. I’m performing Who Is Jill Scott in total. I’m singing; you come sing too. Thank you Love Village. See you there.”

“I’m going to be true to the album set list. I’ll do every song in the order of the album. My audience should bring their CD covers; some may know the list by heart. I will create musical arrangements for the songs purposed with new energy, but keep the integrity of the original songs they love. Expect theater. Expect incredible musicianship. Expect love,” the soul singer said in Billboard.

Fans took to social media to share their excitement for the tour.

The tour kicks off in February in Kansas City, Missouri. According to Billboard, a second leg will take place summer 2020.

Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 was released July 18, 2000 and was number two on the top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums on Billboard and earned a top 20 spot on the charts. Romance, pleasure, and self-love were threads throughout the album.

This album produced classics such as “The Way,” “A Long Walk,” “Gettin’ in the Way,” and “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat).” It also earned Scott Grammy nominations for best new artist, best R&B album and best R&B vocal performance.

Presale tickets will be available on December 5 on ticketmaster and her website.