Janet Jackson Announces Forthcoming Album, World Tour

Posted June 15, 2015 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

The “Nasty” singer is jumping back into the music game with world tour and new album

Looks like Janet Jackson will be going on a little escapade this summer.

After seven years of silence as a recording artist, the six-time Grammy winning mega pop star will be hitting the road in North America for her highly anticipated return to the live stage. The first leg of the Unbreakable World Tour, her first in four years, is expected to hit 36 cities in North America, and will kick off in Vancouver and wrap up in Honolulu. More dates are expected to be added, according to sources. The news comes as Jackson prepares to drop new music on her fans for her first album in seven years. The album, still untitled at the moment, will be released on Jackson’s very own Rhythm Nation record label in the fall. The album, distributed through BMG, is now available for pre-order on her website.

Her last album, the Jermaine Dupri-produced Discipline (2008), was considered a commercial flop. That album has only sold 507,000 copies in the US, a major shift from better-selling albums like 2004’s Damita Jo or the multi-platinum Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. But Jackson isn’t hoping to make the same mistake twice. She yielded to the idea of better music in a promotional trailer carried by her infamous coy voice. According to Billboard, Jackson is one of the most decorated pop singers of all time, with 150 million record sold globally, 10 No. 1 hit singles and 27 top ten hits under her belt.

Tickets for the Unbreakable Tour go on sale on June 22 at JanetJackson.com. Through a deal with American Express, card holders may be able to purchase pre-sale tickets on June 15.

Door dates and locations are featured below:

Aug. 31, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Sept. 2, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Sept. 4, Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Sept. 5, Revolution Place, Grande Prairie, Alberta
Sept. 7, SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Sept. 8, MTS Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sept. 11, Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sept. 12, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati
Sept. 15, Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Sept. 17, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C.
Sept. 18, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 20, American Airlines Arena, Miami
Sept. 23, Amway Arena, Orlando, Fla.
Sept. 24, Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
Sept. 26, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta
Sept. 27, Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 29, Fedex Forum, Memphis, Tenn.
Sept. 30, Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
Oct. 9, Axis @ Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
Oct. 10 Axis @ Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
Oct. 13, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Oct. 14, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Oct. 16, The Forum, Los Angeles
Oct. 17, Viejas Arena, San Diego
Oct. 19, Comerica Theatre, Phoenix
Oct. 21, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Oct. 22, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Oct. 24, Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City
Oct. 25, Pepsi Center, Denver
Oct. 27, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Oct. 29, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis
Oct. 30, CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.
Nov. 1, Target Center, Minneapolis
Nov. 3, Chicago Theatre, Chicago
Nov. 4, Chicago Theatre, Chicago
Nov. 12, Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu


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