Janet Jackson Announces Rescheduled Dates on "State of the World Tour"
The 56-city trek includes Canadian stops in Vancouver and Toronto
Published May 01, 2017Following more than a few tour troubles in recent years, Janet Jackson has now announced what she's dubbing the "State of the World Tour."
The 56-city trek across North America will begin in early September and run until mid-December. This includes various postponed shows across Canada and the U.S., as well as a few entirely new dates.
For Canada, it means a show on September 26 in Vancouver and on November 2 in Toronto.
While the tour news came via a press release, Jackson also uploaded a video message to fans tonight. "I'm continuing my tour as I promised," she says in the clip, adding, "I decided to change the name of the tour: 'State of the World Tour.' It's not about politics. It's about people, the world, relationships, and just love."
Jackson, who gave birth to her first child on January 3 at the age of 50, even touches on her some personal issues in the video, confirming she and Wissam Al Mana — her husband of five years — are getting a divorce.
"Yes, I separated from my husband," she says. "We are in court and the rest is in God's hands."
Strangely enough, the tour comes just as a class action lawsuit was filed against promoter Live Nation over the previously postponed tour dates.
09/07 Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
09/09 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
09/10 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
09/13 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
09/14 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
09/16 Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
09/17 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
09/19 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
09/21 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/23 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
09/24 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
09/26 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
09/27 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
09/29 Portland, OR - Moda Center
10/01 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
10/03 Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
10/05 Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
10/07 San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
10/08 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
10/14 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
10/16 Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/17 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Arena
10/19 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10/21 St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
10/22 Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center|
10/25 Moline, IL - iWireless Cente
10/26 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
10/28 Toledo, OH - The Huntington Center
10/29 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
11/01 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
11/02 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
11/04 Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
11/05 Boston, MA - TD Garden
11/07 Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center
11/08 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
11/10 Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
11/11 Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Events Center
11/13 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
11/15 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
11/16 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
11/18 Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
11/19 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
11/26 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11/28 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
11/29 Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
12/01 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
12/03 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
12/04 Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
12/06 Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
12/07 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
12/09 Birmingham, Al - The BJCC
12/11 Fort Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
12/12 Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
12/14 Norfolk, VA - Norfolk Scope Arena
12/16 Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
12/01 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena