Summer Block Party

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Summer Block Party
Tour by Jill Scott
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Promotional poster for tour
Associated album The Light of the Sun
Start date July 26, 2011 (2011-07-26)
End date June 30, 2012 (2012-06-30)
Legs 2
No. of shows 25 in North America
Jill Scott concert chronology

Summer Block Party is a music concert tour by American R&B/soul artist, Jill Scott. Primarily visiting the United States, the tour supported her fourth studio album, The Light of the Sun. The tour was hosted by Doug E. Fresh and featured sets by DJ Jazzy Jeff, giving the tour the "block party" vibe.[1] With 18 shows in 2011, the tour was extended with additional dates for a one-month run in June 2012.[2]

Background[edit]

The tour was announced on Scott's official website on June 2, 2011.[3] Sponsored by famed concert series "Budweiser Superfest", the outing played amphitheaters in the U.S. during the summer season. On June 17, 2011, fans were given the opportunity to purchase concert tickets and pre-order Scott's album through Live Nation.[4] The success of the 2011 show prompted Scott to add shows during the summer of 2012. Joining the singer on tour are Kem, Salt-n-Pepa and Eric Roberson. Additionally, Scott launched a contest for an opening act for her show in Atlanta.[5]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Shame"
  2. "Gimme"
  3. "Quick"
  4. "All Cried Out (Redux)"
  5. "Hate on Me"
  6. "The Way"
  7. "So In Love"
  8. "Le BOOM Vent Suite"
  9. "Womanifesto"
  10. "Rolling Hills"
  11. "Slowly Surely"
  12. "It's Love"
  13. "A Long Walk"
  14. "Come See Me"
  15. "Cross My Mind"
  16. "So Gone (What My Mind Says)"
  17. "Crown Royal"
  18. "Golden"
Encore
  1. "He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)"
  2. "Blessed"

Notes

  • Scott added performances of "The Real Thing" and "When I Wake Up" as part of her set for the second North America leg 'Summer Block Party' in June 2012.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America—Leg 1[11][12][13]
July 26, 2011 Boston United States Bank of America Pavilion
July 28, 2011 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 30, 2011 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31, 2011 Chicago Charter One Pavilion
August 3, 2011 Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
August 4, 2011 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 6, 2011 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
August 7, 2011 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
August 10, 2011 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
August 14, 2011 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion
August 17, 2011 Memphis FedExForum
August 19, 2011 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
August 20, 2011
August 21, 2011 Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live
August 23, 2011 Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
August 24, 2011 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 27, 2011 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 28, 2011 Houston Reliant Arena
North America—Leg 2[14]
June 14, 2012 Chicago United States Charter One Pavilion
June 17, 2012 Detroit Fox Theatre
June 21, 2012 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
June 23, 2012 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
June 24, 2012[D] Hampton Hampton Coliseum
June 28, 2012 Thackerville Global Event Center
June 30, 2012 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston 8,045 / 15,274 (53%) $413,989[15]
Verizon Center Washington, D.C. 15,345 / 21,463 (71%) $1,589,931[16][17]
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
D This concert is a part of the "Hampton Jazz Festival"[18]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wener, Ben (21 June 2011). "Jill Scott throws a Summer Block Party in L.A.". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "JILL SCOTT’S SUMMER BLOCK PARTY" (Press release). WAMJ. 20 April 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER & ACTRESS JILL SCOTT ANNOUNCES 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR "BUDWEISER SUPERFEST PRESENTS: JILL SCOTT’S SUMMER BLOCK PARTY"" (Press release). The Official Site for JILL SCOTT. 2 June 2011. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Pittman, Sarah Marie (3 June 2011). "You’re Invited To Jill Scott's Summer Shindig". Pollstar. Associated Press. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jill Scott Block Party Singer Search!". WTMA. Cumulus Media. April 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Soref, Dave (6 June 2011). "Jill Scott throws "Summer Block Party" with Anthony Hamilton, more". Soundspike. MTV Networks. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ EurPublisher. "Jeff Bradshaw Joins Jill Scott's Summer ‘Block Party’ Tour". Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "On the Calendar". Chicago Tribune. 19 April 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Jill Scott Returns to Verizon Center with Summer Block Party Tour" (Press release). Monumental Sports and Entertainment. April 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Calendar: Jill Scott's Summer Block Party". PhillyBurbs.com. Calkins Media. April 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (2 June 2011). "Jill Scott Sets 'Summer Block Party' Tour Dates". Billboard. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Jill Scott – Concert Schedule". Pollstar. Associated Press. June 2011. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Soeder, John. "Jill Scott presides over a soulful block party at Jacobs Pavilion". The Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Jill Scott – ‘Blessed’". Soul Culture. Soul Culture Media. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Billboard Boxscore – Current Scores". Billboard. 8 October 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Billboard Boxscore: Issue Date 11/12/2011". Billboard. 12 November 2011. Archived from the original on 3 November 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. New York. 124 (31). 25 August 2012. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  18. ^ McDonald, Sam (26 March 2012). "Kenny G, Natalie Cole, Jill Scott to play 2012 Hampton Jazz Festival". Daily Press. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.