LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Janet Jackson is going on tour and releasing a new album this year.
Jackson announced Monday that she’ll perform in cities across North America during her “Black Diamond World Tour” this summer.
Kicking off in Miami on June 24, the tour will feature new music from the singer’s forthcoming album, “Black Diamond.”
"Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut," wrote Jackson on Instagram, when she announced the tour. "I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength."
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Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled ✨ “Black Diamond”. ✨ — Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength. — I love u guys so much and I’m #SoExcited to share this new era with you. See u soon! #BlackDiamond 🖤💎🍓😘 — A special pre-sale code will be sent to only my mailing list subscribers tomorrow, Feb. 11! Click link in bio to sign-up 🤗 Tickets go on-sale to the general public on February 13 at 12 pm!
Jackson will also perform songs from her 12 multi-platinum albums, including a special performance of “Rhythm Nation 1814,” which recently marked its 30th Anniversary.
Below is a list of Jackson's North American tour dates:
|Wednesday, June 24, 2020 ||Miami, FL ||American Airlines Arena |
|Friday, June 26, 2020 ||Orlando, FL ||Amway Center |
|Saturday, June 27, 2020 ||Tampa, FL ||Amalie Arena |
|Monday, June 29, 2020 ||Atlanta, GA ||State Farm Arena |
|Wednesday, July 1, 2020 ||Nashville, TN ||Bridgestone Arena |
|Friday, July 3, 2020 ||New Orleans, LA ||Essence Festival* |
|Sunday, July 5, 2020 ||Greensboro, NC ||Greensboro Coliseum Complex |
|Tuesday, July 7, 2020 ||Washington, DC ||Capital One Arena |
|Thursday, July 9, 2020 ||Philadelphia, PA ||Wells Fargo Center |
|Friday, July 10, 2020 ||Pittsburgh, PA ||PPG Paints Arena |
|Sunday, July 12, 2020 ||Newark, NJ ||Prudential Center |
|Tuesday, July 14, 2020 ||New York, NY ||Madison Square Garden |
|Friday, July 17, 2020 ||Mashantucket, CT ||The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino* |
|Saturday, July 18, 2020 ||Boston, MA ||TD Garden |
|Tuesday, July 21, 2020 ||Buffalo, NY ||KeyBank Center |
|Wednesday, July 22, 2020 ||Toronto, ON ||Scotiabank Arena |
|Friday, July 24, 2020 ||Detroit, MI ||Little Caesars Arena |
|Saturday, July 25, 2020 ||Cincinnati, OH ||Cincinnati Music Festival* |
|Monday, July 27, 2020 ||Chicago, IL ||United Center |
|Tuesday, July 28, 2020 ||Cleveland, OH ||Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse |
|Friday, July 31, 2020 ||St Louis, MO ||Enterprise Center |
|Saturday, August 1, 2020 ||Louisville, KY ||KFC Yum! Center |
|Monday, August 3, 2020 ||Dallas, TX ||American Airlines Center |
|Wednesday, August 5, 2020 ||Houston, TX ||Toyota Center |
|Friday, August 7, 2020 ||San Antonio, TX ||AT&T Center |
|Sunday, August 9, 2020 ||Phoenix, AZ ||Gila River Arena |
|Monday, August 10, 2020 ||San Diego, CA ||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University |
|Wednesday, August 12, 2020 ||Los Angeles, CA ||STAPLES Center |
|Saturday, August 15, 2020 ||Anaheim, CA ||Honda Center |
|Monday, August 17, 2020 ||Sacramento, CA ||Golden 1 Center |
|Tuesday, August 18, 2020 ||San Jose, CA ||SAP Center at San Jose |
|Thursday, August 20, 2020 ||Portland, OR ||Moda Center |
|Saturday, August 22, 2020 ||Vancouver, BC ||Rogers Arena |
|Sunday, August 23, 2020 ||Tacoma, WA ||Tacoma Dome |
Tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, February 13 at LiveNation.com.
Dates for the tour’s European leg and the rest of the world will be announced soon.
This tour comes four years after Jackson postponed her “Unbreakable” tour because she and her then-husband, Wissam Al Mana, wanted to start a family. They welcomed their son, Eissa, in January of 2017 before separating later that year.