Janet Jackson wowed pop and R&B fans alike last fall when the “Nasty” singer announced plans to embark on the largest and most intimate world tour of her professional career. To the glee of fans once again, on Monday, the music Icon unveiled the dates for the North American leg of her Janet Jackson: Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour. The hotly-anticipated concert event will see Janet — who enjoyed breakout success with her third album, Control, back in 1986 — performing a number of her 35 No. 1 charttopping hits in 35 cities across the world.
“…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!” Jackson wrote in a statement showing her gratitude to the fans who voted to bring the Number Ones Tour stateside.
“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….”
Check out the dates below to see if Ms. Jackson will be hitting a city near you:
March 7 and 8 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
March 12 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
March 16 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
March 18 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
March 22 – DAR Constitution Hall – Washington, D.C.
March 25 and 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 and 23 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace