Watch our video of the London preview of Janet Jackson’s auction of her iconic costumes and stage outfits as well as the incredible Rhythm Nation key earring.
Janet Jackson has announced that she’s soon to release a new album and go on a world tour.
Black Diamond, whose album release date is as yet unknown, will see Janet hit 34 North American cities as part of a new world tour in which she’ll showcase new music and also perform a special tribute to Rhythm Nation.
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.
Full tour dates below.
|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|
Janet will today announce her first extended engagement in Las Vegas at the Park MGM.
The show, entitled “Metamorphosis,” will open a day after Janet’s birthday on May 17th and run for 15 dates in May, July and August.
The show will run initially on May 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, July 24, 26, 27, 31 and August 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10.
In an announcement to launch the show, it was said: “The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album ‘Rhythm Nation.’
“Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amid the challenges faced along her personal journey. She encourages her audiences to find their own light within themselves through her Metamorphosis.”
Janet is in New York to announce the show today and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday.
Janet performed at the MTV European Music Awards tonight in Bilbao.
Performing a medley of songs, she also sang some of her song Made For Now in Spanish.
She also mixed the song with the breakdown from All For You and a rather funky Rhythm Nation remix.
— MTV Asia (@mtvasia) November 4, 2018
Janet then went on to accept her Global Icon award in which she used her speak to talk about equality and the fight for justice and women.
“Tonight I feel moved to speak for women whose voices have been stifled,” she said. “I am one of those women. Women who have been gagged, both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused, women who have been intimidated, women who have lived in fear, I stand with you. You are my sisters.”
“Tonight I carry the hope that a new world is emerging. A world in which caring people – male as well as female – will no longer tolerate gender inequality.”
— MTV Asia (@mtvasia) November 4, 2018
Janet Jackson has performed perhaps the trickiest dance move of her career – the Baby Shark.
In an interview with Marvin Humes and Kat Shoob, Janet learnt the new dance taking kids all over the world by storm.
In an interview with Baby Spice Emma Bunton, Janet Jackson learnt some good old British phrases such as “Cheeky Nandos” and “getting trollied”.
Spice Girl Emma Bunton revealed that Janet is one of her favourite singers and that she grew up listening to Rhythm Nation and that she first danced with a boy to “Let’s Wait Awhile”.
Janet also spoke about the #MeToo movement as well as talking about how her son Eissa loves the piano.
When asked if she’d encourage him to be a musician, Janet said: “Only if he wants to be. But it’s not an easy life. So it’s truly up to him. If he has a passion for it. He loves piano. He loves drums. He loves music.”
Presenter Jamie Theakston then asked, “He’s not playing the piano before the age of two surely?”, to which Janet replied, “Yeah.”
“He doesn’t bang on it. You know most kids would bang on it? He actually … it’s really interesting because he’ll play a melody.”
“He’ll play something and he’ll go to another note, two notes. And then he’ll go back to the first two notes. And there’s a rhythm to it. It honestly blew my mind.”
Watch clips and listen to the full interview below.
In an interview in London, Janet Jackson hinted that she wouldn’t be opposed to working with Justin Bieber.
“I’m not opposed to working with Justin. I’ve heard his music. I think he’s talented,” Janet said.
“I wouldn’t mind doing something with…I will…don’t want to say too much. But there’s nothing in the works, I haven’t…but I’ve been…because that’s what it sounds like right?”
“Because I have been approached and we’ll see what happens,” Janet said.
In an interview in London with LBC, Janet Jackson confirmed that her State Of The World Tour will be global and will see international dates.
“I’ve not finished with the State Of The World Tour. I’ve always said it was a world tour,” she said. “There’s still lots of places that I have to go to and I’m looking forward to being there.”
Whilst she didn’t confirm any other specifics, Janet also spoke a lot about religion and spirituality. When asked what was “up there”, she said it wasn’t a person but it was “nothing but love”.
She was also asked her thoughts on Donald Trump but said she “didn’t want to dive into politics”.
Asked about her fans she said, “I love the fact that we have a great relationship and it’s a beautiful thing.”
“I see the same group of people in the first few rows, even from Europe. And when they realise that I recognise them I can see that it warms them.”
Janet has been making the rounds recently to promote her new single Made For Now. She has visited many radio studios but, in what is perhaps her funniest interview in years, Janet spoke to Big Boy at Real 92.3 in Los Angeles.
In the interview Janet reveals that the weirdest thing she’s ever received from a fan was semen in a jar.
Watch the full interview below.
Janet has performed her new single Made For Now for the first time on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Alongside Daddy Yankee, Janet led a troupe of international dancers to show the world why she’s still iconic in her fourth decade of music.
Including a dance break, watch Janet’s performance now.