Demand for Janet’s Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour continues at an unprecedented pace. The recent BET Awards’ Ultimate Icon honoree, multiple GRAMMY Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist announced a 3rd North American leg to her Unbreakable World Tour adding 22 new dates across both the U.S. and Canada starting in Summer 2016. New dates have also been added on the tour’s 1st and 2nd leg including Hartford, CT at the XL Center on February 27th.
The 3rd leg of the North American tour will kick off on May 19, 2016 in Concord, CA and will visit 22 cities including dates in Austin, Birmingham, Little Rock, Montreal, Atlantic City, Hershey and more! A full list of tour dates on the Unbreakable World Tour is below.
All dates on the tour are being co-produced by Miss Jackson’s Rhythm Nation. In addition to Live Nation and Rhythm Nation, other concert promoters include Nederlander Concerts, Jam Productions, Another Planet Entertainment, and such promoters as Bamp and Tommy Meharey. Additional worldwide concerts will be announced at a later date.
American Express Card Members and fans who pre-order the album can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, September 14th at 10 a.m. local through Friday, September 18th at 10 p.m. local. Fans who pre-order the album before Friday, September 18th at 10 p.m. can buy tickets early at janetjackson.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Saturday, September 19th at 10 a.m. at janetjackson.com.
Recently, Jackson changed forever the way music owners experience her concerts. Music owners receive a special code giving them VIP ticket access, eligibility for backstage views, private glimpses of Jackson’s awards, memorabilia, costumes and never before seen private photographs as well as the opportunity to get private messages to Jackson before and after each show. This unprecedented access to the live event has never been attempted for music owners, who in Jackson’s eyes are extraordinary, generous and loving. There will be more surprises for people who own Jackson’s music. There will be “No Sleeep” until she sees you in your city.
The Unbreakable World Tour kicked off on August 31st in Vancouver, BC and includes nearly 90 stops in cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati and San Diego. In their review from opening night, the New York Times says Janet is “an enduring influence across Pop and R&B” and “Her Unbreakable tour touched on as many hits as possible, grouping the songs by persona and tempo. She was the woman taking charge (funk), the joyfully loyal lover (upbeat pop), the ballad singer, the woman left lonely (midtempo R&B), the party girl (dance-club beats), the rocker (with guitar up front) and, in the end, the idealist.” USA Today says “Janet Jackson kicked off her Unbreakable tour with a superhuman performance” and “Janet slays…”; Rolling Stone hails Janet’s performance as “Propulsive,” and Vibe as “Flawless,” also adding that the Queen of Pop has “…begun her global takeover.”
Jackson and the Unbreakable World Tour were trending both on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day following the tour’s opening night with fans quickly setting social media on fire upon seeing the first images from the tour and hearing some of the new music including a scorching song, “Burn It Up,” with hip-hop innovator, Missy Elliot. The song was produced by long time Janet collaborators, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and will be featured on her forthcoming album, Unbreakable, due this fall. The album has already been celebrated by critics, with Entertainment Weekly calling it “Powerful,” Rolling Stone referring to it as “Soulful,” and the New York Times exclaiming “Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable is Right On Time.”
The first single from the new album, “No Sleeep,” entered the Top Ten on the Urban AC and Billboard Hot R&B Songs charts only two weeks after being released. This week, nearly 10 weeks after its release, the song, now featuring J. Cole is enjoying its third week at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart.
All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016 Hartford, CT XL Center (2nd LEG NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Thurs., May 19, 2016 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., May 21, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., May 24, 2016 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Thurs., May 26, 2016 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., May 28, 2016 Lafayette, LA Cajundome (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sun., May 29, 2016 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., May 31, 2016 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Thurs., June 2, 2016 Moline, IL iWireless Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., June 4, 2016 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sun., June 5, 2016 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., June 7, 2016 Toledo, OH Huntington Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Wed., June 8, 2016 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Fri., June 10, 2016 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., June 11, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., June 14, 2016 Hershey, PA Giant Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Wed., June 15, 2016 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Fri., June 17, 2016 Montreal, QC Bell Centre (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., June 18, 2016 London, ON Budweiser Gardens (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., June 21, 2016 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Wed., June 22, 2016 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Fri., June 24, 2016 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., June 25, 2016 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
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