The Real Thing Tour

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The Real Thing Tour
Tour by Jill Scott
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Promotional poster for tour
Associated album The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3
Start date February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05)
End date August 28, 2008 (2008-08-28)
Legs 5
No. of shows 55 in North America
8 in Europe
63 Total
Jill Scott concert chronology

The Real Thing Tour (also known as The Real Thing: An Evening with Jill Scott) is the fifth concert tour by American recording artist, Jill Scott. Visiting North America and Europe, the tour promoted the singer's third studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3. The trek yielded the singer's first concert special for TV One entitled, Jill Scott: The Real Thing Tour (Live in Philly).[1]

Background[edit]

Stemming from the success of her album, Scott announced the tour through her website in December 2007 with 17 dates. In January, additional dates were released.[2] Opening for Scott on tour was fellow neo soul singer, Raheem DeVaughn. To coincide with the tour, Hidden Beach decided to release the singer's second live album, Jill Scott: Live in Paris+. Filmed and recorded at the historic Élysée Montmartre, the CD/DVD package contains selected tracks from Scott's 2004 European tour.[3] Additionally, it contains four new tracks from her current album, performed during her U.S. promotional tour. During the stint of the tour, Scott received a Grammy Award for Daydreamin'.[4] The trek originally concluded in March 2008, however, Scott added additional dates in the United States during the summer, along with festival appearances in Europe. Once the tour was complete, Scott returned to Botswana to film the series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

Opening acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America—Leg 1 [8][9][10]
February 5, 2008 Seattle United States Paramount Theatre
February 7, 2008 Oakland Paramount Theatre
February 8, 2008
February 12, 2008 Anaheim The Grove of Anaheim
February 14, 2008 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
February 16, 2008 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
February 19, 2008 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
February 20, 2008 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
February 22, 2008 Atlanta Fox Theatre
February 23, 2008
February 26, 2008 Baltimore Lyric Opera House
February 27, 2008
February 28, 2008 Norfolk Chrysler Hall
March 2, 2008 Greensboro War Memorial Auditorium
March 3, 2008
March 5, 2008 Newark Prudential Hall
March 6, 2008
March 7, 2008 Philadelphia Liacouras Center
March 9, 2008 Boston Orpheum Theatre
March 11, 2008 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
March 12, 2008
March 14, 2008
March 15, 2008
March 16, 2008 Richmond Landmark Theater
March 19, 2008 Pittsburgh Benedum Center
March 21, 2008 Detroit Fox Theatre
March 22, 2008 Chicago Chicago Theatre
March 23, 2008
March 25, 2008 Indianapolis Murat Theater
March 26, 2008 St. Louis Fox Theatre
March 28, 2008 Memphis Orpheum Theatre
March 29, 2008
March 30, 2008 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
North America—Leg 2
June 18, 2008 Bridgeport United States Klein Memorial Auditorium
June 20, 2008[A] New York City Carnegie Hall
June 28, 2008[B] Hampton Hampton Coliseum
June 29, 2008 Charlotte Ovens Auditorium
July 1, 2008 Nashville Jackson Hall
July 3, 2008 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
July 4, 2008[C] New Orleans Louisiana Superdome
Europe
July 9, 2008 Warsaw Poland Congress Hall
July 11, 2008[D] Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
July 12, 2008[E] Montreux Switzerland Miles Davis Hall
July 14, 2008 Antwerp Belgium Openluchttheater Rivierenhof
July 15, 2008 Paris France Le Grand Rex
July 18, 2008 London England Brixton Academy
July 20, 2008 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
July 22, 2008[F] Monte Carlo Monaco Salle des Étoiles
North America—Leg 3[11][12]
July 26, 2008[G] Cincinnati United States Paul Brown Stadium
July 27, 2008[H] Detroit Chene Park Amphitheater
July 30, 2008 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
August 2, 2008[I] Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 3, 2008 Atlantic City Borgata Events Center
August 7, 2008 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
August 8, 2008 Chicago Charter One Pavilion
August 9, 2008 Cleveland Allen Theatre
August 11, 2008[J] New York City Wingate Field
August 15, 2008 Highline Ballroom
August 26, 2008 San Francisco Yoshi's Jazz Club
August 27, 2008
August 28, 2008
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
August 12, 2008 New York City Central Park SummerStage Cancelled

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / available Gross Revenue
Paramount Theatre Oakland 5,654 / 6,030 (94%) $352,490[22]
Gibson Amphitheatre Los Angeles 5,654 / 5,987 (94%) $296,675[23]
Dodge Theatre Phoenix 2,626 / 3,770 (70%) $139,062[24]
Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie 4,868 / 4,868 (100%) $262,374[25]
Verizon Wireless Theater Houston 4,988 / 4,988 (100%) $284,531[24][26]
Fox Theatre Atlanta 8,852 / 8,852 (100%) $551,325[22]
Prudential Hall Newark 4,795 / 5,370 (89%) $354,785[27]
Liacouras Center Philadelphia 7,412 / 7,575 (98%) $366,622[27]
Orpheum Theatre Boston 2,640 / 2,749 (96%) $121,520[27]
Fox Theatre Detroit 4,793 / 4,839 (99%) $299,865[28]
Chicago Theatre Chicago 7,082 / 7,082 (100%) $418,659[25]
Murat Theater Indianapolis 2,513 / |2,513 (100%) $125,427[25]
Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia 12,237 / 15,000 (81%) $634,332[29]
Charter One Pavilion Chicago 4,771 / 7,290 (65%) $263,545[30]
Allen Theatre Cleveland 2,362 / 2,504 (94%) $143,398[30]
TOTAL 81,247 / 89,417 (91%) $4,614,610

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

The tour was recorded for a concert special on the U.S. based TV One. The special, Jill Scott: The Real Thing Tour (Live in Philly), was filmed in Scott's hometown of Philadelphia at the Liacouras Center. For a crowd of over seven thousand, Scott performed tracks from her newest album, along with her greatest hits. The special aired June 29, 2008.[31]

Personnel[edit]

Crew[32]
  • Lighting Designer: Martin Thomas
  • Lighting Crew Chief: Wayne Bukovinsky
  • Lighting Technician: Dylan Haines
  • Musical Director: Noel Terrell

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