Amidst huge fan speculation online, Janet Jackson has announced a massive tour, and WHERE DO WE SIGN UP FOR TICKETS!?
Over the past few days, Janet Jackson fans have been in a bit of a tizzy. The iconic singer and performer has had a countdown clock on her website, and people on social media have been speculating exactly what it could be counting down to.
Of course, Janet has had quite a busy few months. The 50-year-old star recently welcomed her first child, Eissa, whom she shares with her ex-partner Wissam Al Mana. Sadly, Janet and Wissam announced their split just a few months after Eissa was born. However, that didn’t stop the singer from sharing the sweetest picture of her and her baby boy, though.
Fans of Janet Jackson will know that in 2015 she released a brand new album, Unbreakable, and announced a world tour, her first in four years. Unfortunately, the tour was met with some complications, with the singer having to undergo surgery resulting in some dates being cancelled. Likewise, the European leg of her tour was also cancelled. Then, last year, the singer announced that she was postponing her tour to focus on starting her family.
Well, to the delight of Janet Jackson fans everywhere, it seems that the “Nasty” singer has *finally* announced the dates of those rescheduled tour dates, and here are the details.
In a completely candid and unfiltered video shared on YouTube, Janet spoke to her fans about what had been going on in life recently.
Firstly, the singer spoke about the birth of her son, Eissa. Speaking directly to camera, she said that her baby boy was “so healthy, so beautiful, so sweet, so loving, [and] such a happy baby.”
Janet then addressed what was going on with her ex-partner, Wissam.
“I just wanna keep it real with you guys for a second,” she said. “Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court, and the rest is in God’s hands.”
Finally, the singer shared the pièce de résistance: She is continuing with her tour!
“I want to thank you guys for your patience, for all of your support throughout the years. Thank you so much. I’m so excited, I cannot wait to see you onstage September 7th,” she finished.
The new tour dates come after a fan began legal action against concert promoters Live Nation over the previously postponed dates. As TMZ note, the lawsuit claimed that Live Nation were trying to get out of issuing refunds because the dates were “postponed” and not “cancelled.”
For the full dates see below:
September 7th – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
September 9th – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
September 10th – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
September 13th – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 14th – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 16th – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
September 17th – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
September 19th – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
September 21st – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
September 23rd – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
September 24th – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
September 26th – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
September 27th – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
September 29th – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
October 1st – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
October 3rd – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
October 5th – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
October 7th – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
October 8th – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 14th – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
October 16th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 17th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
October 19th – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
October 21st – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
October 22nd – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center|
October 25th – Moline, IL @ iWireless Cente
October 26th – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
October 28th – Toledo, OH @ The Huntington Center
October 29th – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
November 1st – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
November 2nd – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
November 4th – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
November 5th – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
November 7th – Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
November 8th – Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
November 10th – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
November 11th – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
November 13th – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
November 15th – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
November 16th – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
November 18th – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
November 19th – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
November 26th – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
November 28th – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
November 29th – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
December 1st – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
December 3rd – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
December 4th – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
December 6th – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
December 7th – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
December 9th – Birmingham, Al @ The BJCC
December 11th – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
December 12th – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
December 14th – Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Scope Arena
December 16th – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
December 17th – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Tickets are available from Live Nation.