Janet Jackson will perform in 56 North American cities between September and December as part of her "State of the World" concert tour.
The tour kicks off Sept. 7 in Louisiana at the Cajundome in Lafayette, and concludes Dec. 17 in Atlanta. It will include an Oct. 7 performance at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center, followed by an Oct. 8 date at the Hollywood Bowl. (All tour dates and cities appear below, along with ticket information.)
Jackson's San Diego performance will be her first here since her late 2015 concert at SDSU's Viejas Arena. That tour was part of her "Unbreakable World Tour."
Jackson tipped off fans to her tour announcement - in a manner - on Sunday, when a countdown began on her website. But it gave no indication exactly what the countdown was leading to, prompting fans to speculate it could be a new tour or new recording.
In 2016, Jackson postponed 75 North American and European dates of her "Unbreakable World Tour" because she was pregnant. She gave birth to her first son, Eissa, on Jan. 3. She has since separated from her third husband, Wissam Al Mana.
In a video on her website, Jackson explained her decision to change the name of her tour from "Unbreakable" to "State of the World."
"It's not about politics, it's about people, the world, relationships and just love," she said in the video, in which she also notes she has gained weight since becoming a mother. "I want to thank you guys for your patience, for all your support through the years. I am so excited."
Tickets for all concerts go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and most of them will go on sale at livenation.com and ticketmaster.com.
However, tickets for the San Diego show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at axs.com and by phone at 888.929.7849. Ticket for the San Diego concert are priced between $39.50 and $250 each, plus service charges.
Janet Jackson "State of the World" tour dates
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