Janet Jackson takes "Number Ones" tour to North America
Janet Jackson, who late last year announced plans to embark on a world tour to back her new best-of set "Number Ones," has unveiled the itinerary for the tour's North American leg, which kicks off March 4 at RodeoHouston in Texas.
An early press release described the upcoming world tour as Jackson's "largest ever," but that won't be the case for the size of the venues she plays in North America; her previous tour, in 2008, was booked into arenas.
The "Number Ones" album collects 35 of Jackson's No. 1 hits. The tour will visit 35 cities around the world, and the songs Jackson performs will consist exclusively of tracks that appear on the album.
"These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done," Jackson said, in a statement. "I will be as up close and personal as possible. These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I'll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you've made number ones for me."
Jackson is also scheduled to release a new book addressing her experiences dealing with diet and exercise. Titled "True You," the book is scheduled for release on Feb. 8.
4 - Manila, Philippines - Plenary Hall
7 - Kallang, Singapore - Singapore Indoor Stadium
14 - Wan Chai, Hong Kong - Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Nangang Exhibition Hall
4 - Houston, TX - RodeoHouston
7, 8 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
12 - Toronto, Ontario - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
16 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
18 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
22 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
25, 26 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
29 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
31 - Saint Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
2 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
6 - Denver, CO - Wells Fargo Theatre, Colorado Convention Center
8 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
9 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
14 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
19 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
22, 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Caesars Palace - The Colosseum