Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is officially back! Live Nation announced her postponed Unbreakable Tour is back on. The tour was renamed STATE OF THE WORLD tour. Live Nation announced the 50-year-old single mom and 6-time Grammy-winner will go back on tour later this year.

Janet’s 56-city tour kicks off in Lafayette, LA at the Cajundome on September 7. She will make multiple stops in Texas and California, hitting all four corners of the U.S., with the final stop at Atlanta’s Philips Arena on December 17.

Janet postponed her world tour when she fell pregnant with son Eissa Al Mana last year. THe singer will leave her infant in the capable hands of his father, her estranged husband Wissam Al Mana.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets held for previous Unbreakable tour events that are now re-scheduled will be honored at the new dates.

For more information please visit janetjackson.com.

THE STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR Dates:

**Denotes a New Event

Thursday, September 07, 2017          Lafayette, LA

Saturday, September 09, 2017     Houston, TX

Sunday, September 10, 2017     Austin, TX

Wednesday, September 13, 2017          San Antonio, TX

Thursday, September 14, 2017          Dallas, TX

Saturday, September 16, 2017          Little Rock, AR

Sunday, September 17, 2017          Tulsa, OK

Tuesday, September 19, 2017          Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, September 21, 2017          Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, September 23, 2017          Anaheim, CA

Sunday, September 24, 2017          Fresno, CA

Tuesday, September 26, 2017          Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, September 27, 2017          Seattle, WA

Friday, September 29, 2017          Portland, OR

Sunday, October 01, 2017          Reno, NV

Tuesday, October 03, 2017          Sacramento, CA

Thursday, October 05, 2017          Concord, CA

Saturday, October 07, 2017          San Diego, CA

Sunday, October 08, 2017          Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, October 14, 2017          Las Vegas, NV

Monday, October 16, 2017          Salt Lake City, UT

Tuesday, October 17, 2017          Denver, CO

Thursday, October 19, 2017          Kansas City, MO

Saturday, October 21, 2017          St. Louis, MO

Sunday, October 22, 2017          Milwaukee, WI

Wednesday, October 25, 2017          Moline, IL

Thursday, October 26, 2017          Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 28, 2017          Toledo, OH

Sunday, October 29, 2017          Detroit, MI

Wednesday, November 01, 2017          Grand Rapids, MI

Thursday, November 02, 2017          Toronto, ON

Saturday, November 04, 2017          Buffalo, NY

Sunday, November 05, 2017          Boston, MA

Tuesday, November 07, 2017          Providence, RI

Wednesday, November 08, 2017          Manchester, NH

Friday, November 10, 2017          Atlantic City, NJ

Saturday, November 11, 2017          Bethlehem, PA

Monday, November 13, 2017          Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, November 15, 2017          Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, November 16, 2017          Washington, DC

Saturday, November 18, 2017          Baltimore, MD

Sunday, November 19, 2017          Newark, NJ

Sunday, November 26, 2017          Indianapolis, IN

Tuesday, November 28, 2017          Columbus, OH

Wednesday, November 29, 2017          Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, December 01, 2017          Louisville, KY

Sunday, December 03, 2017          Cleveland, OH

Monday, December 04, 2017          Lexington, KY

Wednesday, December 06, 2017          Memphis, TN

Thursday, December 07, 2017          Nashville, TN

Saturday, December 09, 2017          Birmingham, Al

Monday, December 11, 2017          Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, December 12, 2017          Jacksonville, FL

Thursday, December 14, 2017          Norfolk, VA

Saturday, December 16, 2017          Columbia, SC

Sunday, December 17, 2017          Atlanta, GA

Photo by Getty Images




  • Indies beauty

    I didn’t know she was so popular. No shade at all, I didn’t grow up during the “Janet era”,but I like a few of her popular singles. I just assumed she was on a smaller level.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Janet how I know you’re not going to cancel again? Oh girl!!!!

  • Kelly Variste

    @ Indies beauty yes Janet Jackson was very popular back in the day just as big as her brother Michael so she is still a big deal for some who know her from that era.

  • Thismessismessy

    JJ was my age group (34 to say 44) Beyonce

  • Thismessismessy

    Huge tour! Go girl!

  • Sexy CJ
  • IAmLegend

    Janet was the 2nd biggest female artist of the 90’s. Only 2nd to Mariah, not to mention how huge she was in the 80’s. She is and always will be a big deal!

  • MsPam

    Yawn!

  • Sexy CJ
  • missmiami305

    i will be there

  • Anunnaki

    waiting on AE to send my notification to get tickets before they go on sale , Im with you…lol

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I have to wait until October to see her in Chicago?! ?

  • Music lover

    Darn No Las Vegas , Nv ?!! ?

  • the guest

    Janet’s going to be more famous and wealthy than EVER before. Everyone from Britney to Taylor to Mariah will be there kissing her ring. This tour is going to be Epic Michael Jackson level!.

    Can’t wait.

    Her husband underestimated her. He wanted to make an icon into a recluse under his heel. She loved that man. He needs to work on his ego, stop listening to other people about his wife, and support his iconic wife on tour.

  • the guest

    She left her husband to claim her throne, there will ne no cancelling.

  • Tiffani Zumba

    I will see her in

  • Tammie Reed

    Sigh, what is she trying to prove? Does she really need the money? Why cant she just sit her behind down and raise her child, lawd these celebs and their egos! They get bored so fast!

  • Owww76

    She is a legend! She was the blueprint for a lot of artists nowadays! Check out her catalog!

  • Owww76

    Because she promised the fans that she would resume the tour after the baby. She has nothing left to prove so she’s doing this for the love of it and her fans

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Me too!!! I can’t wait. This will be my third time seeing her live!

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    YOU BETTER SAY IT??

  • Teide_luv

    October 5th!!!! ??

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I have never seen her live.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Guys she will never make it…not even halfway. Regardless she just has to show good faith that she is living up to her end of the obligation, after a few months she can pull another medical stunt. Then she is off the hook financially.

    I can tell you right now Live Nation Executives are betting on how many months it will take before she claims a medical exemption.

  • IamAllnatural

    Yes 10/14/2017

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    She signed an Iron Clad Contract, she is legally bound to financially with Live Nation

  • IamAllnatural

    What do you mean? She’s been rich & famous almost all her life. She’s a Jackson, that’s huge!

  • IamAllnatural

    Especially Ciara!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Kick the facts!!!! She is the only REAL famous Jackson left with her OWN money. Not money INHERITED from her brother MJ.

    She will be even MORE famous now with her new baby. That SHE carried not a SURROGATE.

  • IamAllnatural

    1st in the 80’s, maybe?

  • http://www.teesandcases.com/ Rick [Tees and Cases]

    Janet got her money up now she ready to tour. We see you working, sounding like your brother Micheal.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    I’d rather see Janet rolling back n forth in a wheelchair while breastfeeding her baby for 2 hours than watch Beyuncay slang her blonde weave cross the stage while doing the same routines over and over. Y’all just some haters. Janet is half a billion dollars richer and is happier than ever. The QUEEN is back and you heaux will deal.I’ll be going to at least two shows.

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    YES! #All of It

  • Dr.Rue

    Yasss..love me some Janet

  • reddfoxxy16

    ILOVEYOURSCEENNAME…LOL!

  • LibraGirlonly

    In my Michael Jackson voice I’ll BE THERE!! Y’all need to stop hating on Mrs Jackson. If Madonna can still tour I know damn well Janet can and why not I still rock her songs and she’s a fantastic dancer. People pay money to see talent and let’s face it how many of these young cats have timeless music and can give you your money’s worth? Chris Brown? Beyonce ?. I need variety. Janet Jackson?.

  • Benjamin

    So you’re saying, and no disrespect, that..

    “I’d rather see Janet rolling back n forth in a wheelchair while breastfeeding her baby for 2 hours than watch Beyuncay slang her blonde weave cross the stage while doing the same routines over and over. Y’all just some haters.”

    But then go on to call other people haters. So I guess your rant about Beyonce doesn’t qualify you as a hater,..or does it?

    Nonetheless, this exciting news. I love Janet..

    https://youtu.be/Q-gu1KETjVY

  • LibraGirlonly

    Her videos are amaze balls.

  • Tammie Reed

    I forgot that fast that she canceled the first time around, shows you how much I pay attention to her lol.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Darn! I was hoping she’d come back to Charlotte. I saw her before the tour was cancelled but I had crummy seats.

  • Phyllis

    I remember my homegirl won tickets to The Rhythm Nation concert back in 1989 (I believe )… She invited me , and I must say that was One of the Best Concerts I attended as a teenager. Love Janet!!!

    S/N I got a detention back in the 6th because Instead of putting my real name on top of my math paper , I put my name as “Baby Miko Privacy Control” .. ? My reasons for this was because Janet said In her song “Nasty”that Privacy was her Middle Name, and her last name is Control. Not to mention that she said her first name wasn’t Baby.. LOL!!! Yes I was quite special, but that’s just how HUGE Janet has always been.

  • Sexy CJ

    The Cut !!!……The Pleasure Principle……It’s The Principle Of Pleasure Baby !!!…….#Truth…….

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  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Love me some Ms. Jackson but I’ll pass on her patting on her post-partum vag on my dollar. And ATL is last? Maybe next time…

    That goes for Beyawnce too

  • NeverSurprised

    Everyone over a certain age watched her grow up on Good Times, then Different Strokes, so when she made the transition to music she already had a loyal audience. When she started releasing albums (after she stopped letting her father screw up her career), she hooked up with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and the rest is music history. Her Control album went 5x platinum and reached #1 on Bilboard 200, Ryhthm Nation went 6x platinum and also reached #1, and Janet went 6x platinum and OPENED at #1. Velvet Rope also debuted at #1 and went 3x platinum.

    She is an icon.

  • GREG JAMES

    The tour is only 4 months long.

  • dontgetblocked

    Something doesn’t seem right. She’s been famous her whole life and she didn’t decide to have a child until 50. Instead of sitting down and taking care of her infant…she goes on a 56 city tour? Okay, let me just say it. Janet was too old to have a baby. She’s in menopause and her body needs time to recover. Middle age brings arthritis, weak joints, illnesses etc. We know she’s still got baby weight. Plus all those years of hard dancing have probably left her with issues just like Michael and Prince. The Janet you see on stage will be a woman with an AARP card. It’s time for her to enjoy being an older mother.

  • dontgetblocked

    She’ll never make it through. I see a medical issue in her near future.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    It’s an incredible experience

  • GREG JAMES

    Thats the dumbest sh?t Ive read so far. The led paint in your house must have been delicious growing up!
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  • Christopher Gibson

    Las Vegas Oct. 14

  • Benjamin

    Haha yes! “Love will never do” is one of my favorites as well!
    Girl Janet is the Queen of pop.

  • Nonya Bizness

    It blows my mind that people argue about Beyonce birthing Blu, but believe with every fiber of their being this menopausal 50 year old lady was pregnant,and the only time we saw her “pregnant” she was wearing 5 blankets and 3 scarves, aside from that People mag picture, THEN to believe she’s going to leave her child and tour for 3 months. She didn’t have a baby. Someone had a baby for her husband, but not Janet. When she talks about her son she refers to him as “my baby”, like he doesn’t have a name, and like she’s playing house. It’s weird, and weirder that so many people think grandma’s are having babies then going on tour.

  • Tammie Reed

    LOL!

  • GREG JAMES

    And here I thought the comment below was the dumbest comment on here.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c5c2ae98ff6925eb9b40f6c669abcd229eba239d45652668df1529a67f7d0d1.png

  • V Dubb

    I believe you are right hun. So yea this will be interesting.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Obviously, Janet isn’t the average 50 year old and NEVER WILL BE!

  • Faithz

    Alright y Ms Jackson.

  • Faithz

    I heard that, and thanks for telling the
    truth, and shaming the devil.

  • Faithz

    Every last one of Us will have a AARP Card , if we live long enough, Hun. You read like you got beef with Ms Jackson.

  • Faithz

    Janet Velvet Rope when it hit St. Paul , Minn and ,
    all them big hefty Ball players was there, and the Music
    was going strong, and people was looking around for Janet, and from up in the Ceiling, and in the Air, people looked up, and it was nothing But Janet and that Rope,,, Janet came down a Rope head first, and all that as was toothed up in the air, and many though they was going to have to perform CPR, on a many Men, that night , who about to lost it.

  • Jussjess25

    I am completely and utterly here for this!! I will most definitely be in attendance. Yall be praising jlo and them, but janet will forever be the real mvp! ?

  • Faithz

    Thanks for the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

  • Faithz

    School them lost , slow souls baby, and thanks
    ahead of time.

  • Jussjess25

    5 blankets and 3 scarves” im screaming ???. The lady did not come out in blankets!! Please log off now.. I love janet dont come for her please

  • Jussjess25

    Greg im dyin laughin at the pic ??

  • Ladyvil

    Not one question as to why ‘State of the World’ tour? …….interesting.

  • Jussjess25

    Would u please tell the delusional folk in here! That the women is forever fabolous .. no matter how old she is..

  • Jussjess25

    Yall in here screaming that Ms. jackson is to old to still perform?? A women that was born and bread into this music game!! But if eddie Murphy ex come up in here with her ass shots and surgery, yall be screaming goals ??. Janet is forever fabulous no matter how old she is.. watch how she shuts shit down during her tours. Yall buggin

  • Faithz

    Janet is the real deal, and is a grown Woman,,,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8_NM0DXQQc

  • Faithz

    Auntee I trust this is not to Over the Top!!

  • Jussjess25

    Wow what a wonderful story.. I wish I was old enough to go to a concert at that time.. I was four. How much were tickets back then??

  • Cie Be

    Yass, my girl Janet Damita Jackson is back….she gone shut it down and shut em’ up! #teamjanet!!

  • Cie Be

    Touche’ – Janet Jackson is like Tina Turner, she gets better with time! I’m here for Janet’s tour!

  • A D N

    Ms Jackson (if you nasty)…I will be there in the Philips Arena Atlanta…the last show!!!

  • abby500

    I find it odd that she’d jump on a 50+ dates concert so soon after having him. THAT is very suspect…

  • the guest

    Iconic.

  • charallday

    Cant wait to see her in houston

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good point BUT a lot of these rich women do this late in life.
    Late bloomers.
    Plus, Janet is fat.

  • ~~eb

    She talks about it on her website in a video she posted.

  • Phillybruh

    Well she pulled it from the Rhythm Nation album which is even more relevant today than in 1989, however she said its not political and is about life, love and just having fun and being with her fans.

  • Phillybruh

    Them tickets costs a grip glad I held on to them. Kids will get to see one of the greatest performers of my generation.

  • Mbailey

    WOW. Seems like Jan used that filthy rich husband of hers. He’s begging her and expressing his unrequited love for her on social media—but she could care less!

  • Phillybruh

    lol they are finalizing their divorce. Those posts on his site are over two years old…lol

  • Genia

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS i will either be at the concert in Atlanta or the one in Ohio!!

  • TOO REAL

    ONCE AGAIN YOU ARE WRONG SANDY. SHE IS SEEKING TO TAKE THE CHILD WITH HER ON TOUR AND ONLY IF THE COURTS REFUSE TO GRANT PERMISSION WILL SHE CONSIDER LEAVING HIM WITH HIS FATHER OR JUST CANCELING. GET IT TOGETHER LIKE THE REAL REPORTERS AND BLOGGERS.

  • Kanyade

    Is it? Beyonce went to Atlantic City to perform when Blue was still new.

    Can’t we just agree that maybe these people love their jobs and want to perform? and/or tour?

  • Kanyade

    who are we to tell these people what they should and shouldn’t do with their lives?

    their timelines are different than most. they don’t graduate high school, go to college, graduate college, get married, have babies, go back to college for master’s degrees, have more babies, vacation in summer, ski in winter, have grandbabies, contemplate retirement, sell the old house for a new house, experience empty nest syndrome, retire for good, etc. etc. etc.

  • Phillybruh

    Why would she need permission for that? I don’t think they are fighting over the child its the other stuff.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    She’s Janet. They’ll get through the child stuff. Above all else, the kids are most important in breakups – what’s best for them. I can’t wait. This time, I’m going to her show. I’m going to her show.

    You think JD will try to make his move and get that old thing back when she hits Atl Dec 17? Janet, just say no.

  • L. Thompson

    And??? Most women have to return to work in as little as 6 weeks. After I had my son, I had to return military duty after 8 weeks. Ms Jackson will have nannies and assistants with her on tour. Plus, she been doing this for 30+ years. She has it all under control.

  • L. Thompson

    And??? Most women have to return to work in as little as 6 weeks. After I had my son, I had to return military duty after 8 weeks. Ms Jackson will have nannies and assistants with her on tour. Plus, she been doing this for 30+ years. She has it all under control.

  • kennedy campbell

    don’t they all do the same routines..I’ve seen janet 4 times now doing the same routines over and over…I still like it cause that’s what I want to see..is her doing those same songs and routines…Madonna and beyonce included…now Michael is the only one that I didn’t want to see

  • Misslaydj

    Got my tickets!!!! Didn’t do Barlcays center in BK since its mid week so I’m doing Atlantic City. I was bummed when she cancelled last time but thakfully got a refund. She is an icon and really hoping this pulls through

  • Ice Lee

    Norfolk is ready Janet ??????

  • Jessica

    We are about to see a new, improved, slimmer, sexier Janet Jackson. Whenever she goes on tour, she slims down and looks good. All that dancing and moving will surely pay off.

  • suganspice68

    YES!!!! I am glad that Janet is back!

  • suganspice68

    That was cucutand very clever how you came with your name “Baby Miko Privacy Control”

  • Phyllis

    The tickets for this concert was free for me.. But I’m sure back then for Janet, the tickets were possibly $20-$30 … and that was HIGH back then…

  • Phyllis

    Yessssssssss!!!!! Janet is THA TRUTH!!!!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Janet was married in the Middle East, according to reports, in her husbands country. If this is true…She has zero rights. Wissam whose Family business is central in Qatari business , as well as Qatari Politics, he will win what ever he wants, hands down.

    As well Muslim law will back him up. The baby is going know where near, half naked American Women, PEROID, wether it be his mother, her back up dancers or the concert attendees.

    Unless they work something out amongst themselves, THIS IS GOING TO GET VERY VERY VERY UGLY IN THE PRESS.

  • toni walker

    Worry about your own life!

  • GREG JAMES

    So far you have been wrong when it comes to this issue. Last week you was saying the announcement is going to be a new song no ways she’s touring. They were married in London, baby was born in London, they live in London, they are divorcing in London. You speak like Janet worked at Wal-Mart before him they have already said shes a billion dollar industry by her damn self.

  • stanley

    I went to her show back in 2000, when she came to Lexington, Kentucky. There was only like 1,000 people there in a 20,000 seat arena lol

  • GREG JAMES

    seeing as though her first leg sold out she should be fine!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I’m happy for Janet! Happy for any woman who escapes [with children involved, too] and survives an unpleasant situation that was supposed to be about eternal love, yeah right!

  • Satin Panther

    I could like this 150 times! Love me some Janet with her sexy sensual a$$, she’s a damn enchantress!!

  • Jussjess25

    Oo wow ok

  • B.Loveitt

    That’s weird I have yet to go to any concert of Janet’s that had nobody there. She sold out then appears to still be doing the same now.

  • Li

    Reportedly the reason she quit the last tour was because it wasn’t selling out. That’s when the ticketholders started a lawsuit. This is a fulfillment of that lawsuit.

  • B.Loveitt

    Worked at Walmart. BOL
    People don’t seem to get that yes you have all the components to make it a Wealthy Muslim man and a American woman thing custody/money fighting, ugly divorce. Yes it’s possible but all the extra they trying to throw in the pot doesn’t apply to them.

    I think the marriage was over when she started her tour. But he wanted a heir, he sees JJ’s crazy family. So maybe just maybe there was a arrangement made and he would grant her the divorce. They want Janet to be a Lifetime movie so bad.

  • B.Loveitt

    I thought he posted some new stuff and mention she’s the mother of his son…Right?

  • Phillybruh

    She was pregnant, the show I purchased tickets for sold out months before it was too even take place.

  • Phillybruh

    I think the marriage was over long before that. I think they woke up Pregnant…at 43 and 50 and are know handling it like adults. She will be good and divorced by the time this tour kicks off.

  • Phillybruh

    Nope that site hasn’t been updated in over two years.

  • Faithz

    Yes indeed!!

  • free

    “fell pregnant” lololol. SR is too murch.

  • free

    her blankets didn’t flop though.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Good for her

  • B.Loveitt

    Ha! That back in forth we’re going to work it out stay together sex. It be’s that way sometimes. But I agree it had long ended. They even said the baby will be with her, dad’s cool with it. They’ll be just fine.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    When you are talking about Managed Celebrity Brands often the information
    released is controlled, manipulated and to be blunt simply untrue, a whole lot of critical thinking , and common sense comes to play. When their image is worth millions all bets are off, smoke and mirrors are the standard.

    1./article-4396272/amp/Disturbing-truth-Janet-Jackson

    “They announced their engagement in 2012 and secretly married shortly afterwards in a ‘quiet, private and beautiful ceremony’ believed to have taken place in Dubai.”

    The wedding was coveved by Harpers Bazaar Arabia ,Al Mana who almost never gives interveiws was interveiwed by them right after the wedding , in Dubai.

    SO YOU ARE WRONG ON THIS POINT THEY WERE MARRIED IN THE MIDDLE EAST

    2. I stated my opinion, based on my assesment of her situation and my knowledge of Janets Behavior regarding touring, and also my knowledge of a few medical issues she has had. She hasnt toured yet…so hold your horses.
    I aslo said,**** IF**** SHE TOURED SHE WOULD BAIL OUT IN THE MIDDLE WITH A MEDICAL EXCUSE.

    SO AGAIN YOU ARE WRONG AND YOU DIDNT INCLUDE MY FULL STATEMENT

    3. Wissam does not live in London, nor did he and Janet live in London after the marriage. He does have property there and Janet has recently been staying there during the seperation. His business is Head quatered in Qatari, and this is where he and his brothers run things. Janet lived in Qatari with him, there are tons of Arabic News papers with photos to confirm this Below is just one, she is in full burka.

    ONCE AGAIN YOU ARE WRONG AND NOW YOUR BLOCKED

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  • GREG JAMES

    Those were two seperate interviews the wedding was never covered. They werent even married when she did that photo shoot and interview and his interview wasnt with harpers bazaar it was with another magazine.