Janet Jackson has announced the official dates for the North American leg of her upcoming “Janet Jackson Number Ones, Up Close and Personal” Tour!
Late last year, the R&B/Pop superstar announced that she will perform in 35 different cities chosen by fans to correspond with the 35 hit singles she’s acquired over the span of her career. Janet says that she will dedicate 1 hit single to each city on the tour, which will feature a set-list filled with ALL 35 of her #1 singles. The first city Janet Jackson will play is Singapore on February 7th, with concerts in Hong Kong, Taipei and Manila to follow.
The North American leg of the tour will kick-off March 4th in Houston and will hit Chicago, Toronto (Canada), New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and other cities before wrapping up with two concerts in Las Vegas on April 22nd and 23rd. In each city, Janet also plans on meeting 20 young leaders who are “changing their communities for the better,” according to the press release posted to her official website.
Check out the press release & the North American tour dates below!!
Janet Jackson will be bringing her JANET JACKSON Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour to North America. The legendary Icon took the suggestions of her fans to heart and after her start in Asia she will be bringing the tour to the United States and Canada. Janet will be performing songs from her 35 number one hits in 35 global cities. Fans submitted suggestions to www.janetjackson.com to have their city selected. The winning cities so far have been over seas including Singapore on February 7th, Hong Kong on February 14th, and Taipei on February 18th and Manila February 4th.
This tour will differ from her previous concert schedules in that she will perform music exclusively from her chart topping CD NUMBER ONES. There will also be a focus on venues that will allow Janet to be up close and personal in a much more intimate setting. In each selected city JANET will offer something different to her performance so no show will be the same. This tour is JANET more revealed, more intimate, and more personal than ever before. Don’t look for special effects. Just listen to and look at Janet, as you have never seen her before.
Janet has expressed her gratitude and excitement for the upcoming shows in North America with the following statement:
“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. These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible. 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. I’ll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you’ve made number ones for me. Let’s go!
In each city I want to meet 20 young leaders who are changing their communities for the better. Please contact janetjackson.com so that I will know who is making a major difference in your city. I’m asking my fans and their friends, Parents, relatives, neighbors and teachers to nominate five people to qualify as one of the 20 under 20 in each place I will perform. 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. I want them to be my guest at my show and they will come backstage as I learn from them how young people are changing the world. You all know someone who is making a difference, so get in touch. I love you all and I can’t wait to be back on stage, I’ve missed you,” –Janet
The U.S. and Canada tour dates & venues are as follows:
March 4 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Stadium
March 7 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
March 8 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
March 12 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
March 16 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
March 18 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
March 22 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
March 25 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
March 26 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
March 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
March 31 – Saint Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
April 2 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
April 6 – Denver, CO @ Wells Fargo Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center
April 8 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
April 9 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
April 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
April 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Caesars Palace — The Colosseum April 22 & 23
April 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Caesars Palace — The Colosseum