NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – Jun 2, 2011) – Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and actress Jill Scott, in the midst of a high charting radio single “So In Love” and her highly anticipated new album The Light Of The Sun out June 21st (Blues Babe/Warner Bros.), has announced details and dates for the hottest party of the summer. Scott is back with her 2011 North American Tour, the Jill Scott Summer Block Party presented by Budweiser Superfest beginning July 28th.
Last seen performing on the sold out co-headline arena tour with fellow R&B crooner Maxwell, Scott will be performing favorites off her new album such as “So In Love” and “Shame” amidst classics such as “Is It The Way” and “He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat).” The Multi-platinum winning singer/actress, whose eagerly awaited fourth studio album The Light Of The Sun has made TIME Magazine’s Summer 2011 Highlights and USA TODAY‘s Playlist, will be joined by special guests, Grammy nominated R&B singer Anthony Hamilton and groove specialists Mint Condition with music provided by DJ Jazzy Jeff and hosted by party starter Doug E. Fresh.
Scott’s Summer Block Party, produced by Live Nation/ Haymon Ventures, will make stops at amphitheaters around the country beginning July 28th through August 28th. For the first time, in the spirit of entrepreneurship and business, Scott will be giving fans a special opportunity to purchase concert tickets and pre-order the album in one special transaction on sale June 17th at LIVENATION.COM and through her official website MISSJILLSCOTT.COM. After the album is released June 21st, tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com.
Recently performing at The White House for the American Poetry Workshop, fans will also be able to catch Jill bringing The Jill Scott Live experience to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (June 17th), Jimmy KimmelLive! Outdoor Concert (June 23rd) and Live! With Regis & Kelly (June 30th). Scott also graces the current cover of EBONY Magazine’s June Music issue and is already a top pick on NPR and BILLBOARD MAGAZINE, with AOL remarking, “‘So in Love’ is without question, healing… this is why we need Jill Scott.”
The Light Of The Sun is currently available for pre-sale on iTunes. Fans can witness the Jill Scott Experience early at the New Orleans Superdome July 4th weekend where she headlines the Essence Music Festival alongside Usher, Kanye West & Mary J. Blige.
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