Sunday, May 7, 2017

Janet Jackson Announces 2017 State of the World Tour, Schedules North American Tour Dates & Adds More Shows

Janet Jackson returns to Verizon Center, November 16th

From our friends at Monumental Network...

56-City Tour Begins September 7 in Lafayette, Louisiana; Date Set for November 16 at Verizon Center

Tickets for all dates on sale March 5 at

Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist, the incomparable JANET JACKSON, will embark on a four-month North American tour this fall, announced today. Produced by Live Nation, the STATE OF THE WORLD tour is set for a 56-city run beginning September 7, in Lafayette at the Cajundome. Jackson will make multiple stops in Texas and California, hit all four corners of the U.S. visiting Seattle, Portland, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston, Philly, Memphis, Jacksonville, as well as head north of the border to include Vancouver and Toronto. She will also stop in Washington, DC, on November 16 at Verizon Center before her final stop on December 17 in Atlanta at Philips Arena. Full itinerary below. Tickets for the newly scheduled dates went on sale on May 5. Tickets held for previous Unbreakable tour events that are now re-scheduled will be honored at the new dates. For more information please visit

The legendary entertainer began her sold out Unbreakable tour in August 2015, but just one year ago she reached out directly to fans via Twitter with news of her focusing on starting a family, confirmed months later with the arrival of her first child. Since, she has taken the past year to enjoy pregnancy and motherhood, and is now ready to return to the live stage to give Janet fans everything they could hope for in one epic concert event. The STATE OF THE WORLD tour is a continuation of the Unbreakable tour and will include fan favorites from her chart-topping Unbreakable album, an array of her socially conscious music she’s released throughout her career, and other smash hits and soon-to-be released new tracks with a state of the art live production.

Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her
6 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions. For more information, please visit

The State of the World Tour...
** Denotes a new event

Thursday, September 07, 2017  Lafayette, LA  Cajundome**
Saturday, September 09, 2017  Houston, TX  Toyota Center
Sunday, September 10, 2017  Austin, TX  Frank Erwin Center
Wednesday, September 13, 2017  San Antonio, TX  AT&T Center
Thursday, September 14, 2017  Dallas, TX  American Airlines Center
Saturday, September 16, 2017  Little Rock, AR  Verizon Arena
Sunday, September 17, 2017  Tulsa, OK  BOK Center
Tuesday, September 19, 2017  Albuquerque, NM  Isleta Amphitheater
Thursday, September 21, 2017  Phoenix, AZ  Talking Stick Resort Arena**
Saturday, September 23, 2017  Anaheim, CA  Honda Center
Sunday, September 24, 2017  Fresno, CA  Save Mart Center**
Tuesday, September 26, 2017  Vancouver, BC  Rogers Arena**
Wednesday, September 27, 2017  Seattle, WA  Key Arena
Friday, September 29, 2017  Portland, OR  Moda Center
Sunday, October 01, 2017  Reno, NV  Grand Sierra Resort & Casino**
Tuesday, October 03, 2017  Sacramento, CA  Golden 1 Center**
Thursday, October 05, 2017  Concord, CA  Concord Pavilion
Saturday, October 07, 2017  San Diego, CA  Valley View Casino Center**
Sunday, October 08, 2017  Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Bowl
Saturday, October 14, 2017  Las Vegas, NV  Mandalay Bay Events Center**
Monday, October 16, 2017  Salt Lake City, UT  Vivint Smart Home Arena
Tuesday, October 17, 2017  Denver, CO  Pepsi Center Arena
Thursday, October 19, 2017  Kansas City, MO  Sprint Center
Saturday, October 21, 2017  St. Louis, MO  Chaifetz Arena
Sunday, October 22, 2017  Milwaukee, WI  BMO Harris Bradley Center
Wednesday, October 25, 2017  Moline, IL  iWireless Center
Thursday, October 26, 2017  Chicago, IL  Allstate Arena
Saturday, October 28, 2017  Toledo, OH  The Huntington Center
Sunday, October 29, 2017  Detroit, MI  Little Caesars Arena**
Wednesday, November 01, 2017  Grand Rapids, MI  Van Andel Arena**
Thursday, November 02, 2017  Toronto, ON  Air Canada Centre**
Saturday, November 04, 2017  Buffalo, NY  KeyBank Center**
Sunday, November 05, 2017  Boston, MA  TD Garden
Tuesday, November 07, 2017  Providence, RI  Dunkin Donuts Center
Wednesday, November 08, 2017  Manchester, NH  SNHU Arena
Friday, November 10, 2017  Atlantic City, NJ  Boardwalk Hall
Saturday, November 11, 2017  Bethlehem, PA  Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Monday, November 13, 2017  Philadelphia, PA  Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday, November 15, 2017  Brooklyn, NY  Barclays Center
Thursday, November 16, 2017  Washington, DC  Verizon Center
Saturday, November 18, 2017  Baltimore, MD  Royal Farms Arena
Sunday, November 19, 2017  Newark, NJ  Prudential Center
Sunday, November 26, 2017  Indianapolis, IN  Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, November 28, 2017  Columbus, OH  Schottenstein Center
Wednesday, November 29, 2017  Pittsburgh, PA  PPG Paints Arena
Friday, December 01, 2017  Louisville, KY  KFC Yum! Center
Sunday, December 03, 2017  Cleveland, OH  Quicken Loans Arena
Monday, December 04, 2017  Lexington, KY  Rupp Arena**
Wednesday, December 06, 2017  Memphis, TN  FedEx Forum**
Thursday, December 07, 2017  Nashville, TN  Bridgestone Arena**
Saturday, December 09, 2017  Birmingham, AL  The BJCC
Monday, December 11, 2017  Fort Lauderdale, FL  BB&T Center
Tuesday, December 12, 2017  Jacksonville, FL  Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Thursday, December 14, 2017  Norfolk, VA  Norfolk Scope Arena
Saturday, December 16, 2017  Columbia, SC  Colonial Life Arena
Sunday, December 17, 2017  Atlanta, GA  Philips Arena