January 10th, 2011
02:51 PM ET
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
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.
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