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08 May

Aaron Draper to Back Jill Scott for Summer Tour

The ever-so-soulful R&B sensation, Jill Scott will be making her triumphant return to the stage this summer, for a US headlining tour that comes in support of her forthcoming and soon-to-be-announced new album.  Kicking off at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, on July 13th, this headlining tour will make its way around the country for 7 weeks before the tour-closing stop at Comerica Theater in Phoenix, AZ on August 28th.  As mentioned, this tour comes in support Jill Scott’s forthcoming album, her fifth studio effort, which will include her recently released singles, “fool’s Gold” and “You Don’t Know”.  More information on Jill Scott can be found at

Jill Scott once again tapped her long-time go-to percussionist, Pearl Artist, Aaron Draper, to handle to percussion responsibilities for this upcoming tour.  Aaron Draper will be pulling an all-time juggling act this summer between his work with Jill Scott, Rihanna, Eminem, and others, with his spot-on, precise, and remarkable work making him one of the most in-demand percussionists of today.  For this tour with Jill Scott, Aaron Draper will rely upon his custom Matte Black Folkloric Series Congas and Bongos, with matching Matte Black Marc Quinones Timbales and ICON Rack System.  More information on Aaron Draper, including specs on his must-see percussion rig, can be found here.

Jill Scott: 2015 North America Tour

07.13. Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts- Pittsburgh, Pa
07.15. Prudential Hall- Newark, Nj       
07.16. The Dome At The Oakdale Theatre- Wallingford, CT      
07.18. Pier Six Pavilion- Baltimore, Md   
07.19. Sands Bethlehem Event Center- Bethlehem, PA  
07.22. Kings Theatre- Brooklyn, NY     
07.25. Paul Brown Stadium- Cincinnati, OH     
07.26. Borgata Hotel Event Center- Atlantic City, NJ   
07.29. Filene Center- Vienna, VA 
07.30. Durham Performing Arts Center- Durham, NC  
08.01. Concert Hall At The BJCC- Birmingham, AL     
08.02. Chastain Park Amphitheatre- Atlanta, GA
08.04. Orpheum Theatre- Memphis, TN
08.05. Ascend Amphitheater- Nashville, TN    
08.08. Hard Rock Live- Hollywood, FL 
08.09. The Mahaffey Theater- Saint Petersburg, FL
08.11. Thalia Mara Hall- Jackson, MS 
08.12. Bayou Music Center- Houston, TX     
08.14. Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX
08.15. Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater- Austin, TX  
08.19. Greek Theatre- Los Angeles, CA         
08.22. Fox Theater-  Oakland, CA       
08.23. The Mountain Winery- Saratoga, CA
08.25. Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay- San Diego, CA     
08.28. Comerica Theatre- Phoenix, AZ