Janet Jackson bringing tour to North America
January 10th, 2011
02:51 PM ET

Janet Jackson bringing tour to North America

So far, cities like Taipei, Manila and Singapore have been selected as stops on Janet Jackson’s upcoming world tour, but stateside fans have nothing to worry about: Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty, of course) will be bringing her show to North America, as well.

The 44-year-old singer announced in November that she was launching her largest world tour, and she asked fans to get in on the act by selecting cities she should make a stop in on her website, janetjackson.com.

The songs will be nothing but Jackson's No. 1 hits, and on Monday, she announced the cities she'll hit when she brings her performance to the U.S. and Canada. The tour dates are as follows:

Houston, TX: March 4, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Chicago, IL:  March 7 & 8, The Chicago Theatre
Toronto, ON, Canada: March 12, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Uncasville, CT: March 16, Mohegan Sun Arena
New York, NY: March 18, Radio City Music Hall
Washington, DC: March 22, DAR Constitution Hall
Atlantic City, NJ: March 25 & 26, Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
Atlanta, GA: March 29, Fox Theatre
Saint Louis, MO: March 31, Fox Theatre
Grand Prairie, TX: April 2, Verizon Theatre
Denver, CO: April 6, Wells Fargo Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ: April 8, Comerica Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA: April 9, Santa Barbara Bowl
Los Angeles, CA: April 14, Gibson Amphitheatre
San Francisco, CA: April 19, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Las Vegas, NV: April 22 & 23, Caesars Palace – The Colosseum

The venues, according to a statement, where chosen for their intimacy, as Jackson’s hoping to get “up and close and personal” with her fans.

"I thank my fans who have voted and helped me choose the cities we are announcing today. Each of you are so important to me,” Jackson said in a statement. “These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years.”

And that’s not all: Jackson’s also planning to highlight 20 young leaders under 20 in each of the cities on her tour.

“I’m asking my fans and their friends, [p]arents, relatives, neighbors and teachers to nominate five people to qualify as one of the 20 under 20 in each place I will perform,” Jackson said. “At each concert the 20 people chosen and the person who nominated them will be VIP guests at my show. I will invite the 20 sponsors and the 20 winners to the concert and backstage. There are many young people changing the world and I want them to be recognized during my tour.”

Know someone who qualifies? Head to janetjackson.com to submit a nomination.


Filed under: Celebrities • Janet Jackson • Music

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. travel tours

    For the most part airlines in the country offer free boarding to parents who are traveling with infants and little children. Make the most of this offer and board the plane in advance of the rest of the passengers.

    January 8, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. chuck

    Don't you dummies remember her last tour that ended before it started. No one was buying tickets. Guess she has no choice but to play in much smaller clubs. So, go for it Janet.

    February 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DRock

    I love it when artists use "booking at small clubs so i can be closer to the fans" approach. becuase, really, they mean "Book at small clubs because i cant sell tickets"

    January 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carter

      Are you retarded?? Janet Jackson has NO problem selling tickets...it's called she's already done the big tours already so now she's focusing on more intimate shows

      January 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dolemite

      @Carter, seriously, you're the one who must be retarded. If she could sell out big arenas, she would. Her sponsors would demand it. It's called maximizing returns and it's a pretty simple business concept. Fact is, Janet is a blimp who for whom there is little public demand. These people don't play rodeos and county fairs when they can play arenas.

      January 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Avon Barksdale

    When do the tickets go on sale for The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. And I hope there are more people out there like the people here posting comments. Please dont buy tickets so me and my friends can get front row seats! This is one time I dont mind people hateing!

    January 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Angela

    And either one of those comments are of importance because.......

    January 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. orpheus

    I really didn't know she was still performing. Couldn't pay me to go see her.

    January 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jan Michael Vincent

    She's kicking off the tour at a livestock show. Fitting since she turned into a huge cow.

    January 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mormon

    Janet Jackson used coffee enemas to cleanse her body...

    January 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |

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