Janet Jackson announces ‘Black Diamond’ album and world tour, including San Diego show
Tour, which includes a show at SDSU, will feature brand new music and a special performance of ‘Rhythm Nation 1814'
Janet Jackson is gearing up for a high-profile year with a new album and world tour.
The veteran vocal star announced her “Black Diamond” world tour on Monday morning. It is named after her upcoming new album, whose release date has yet to be confirmed.
Jackson has not yet announced dates outside of North America for the tour, which opens June 24 at American Airlines Arena in Miami and concludes Aug. 23 at the Tacoma Dome in Washington.
The tour will include at least five concerts in California, starting with an Aug. 10 show at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University. All of the tour dates appear below, along with ticket information.
“Black Diamond” will be Jackson’s first new studio album since 2015’s “Unbreakable” and only her second new album since 2008’s “Discipline.” The tour is being produced by Live Nation.
Her repertoire for her upcoming tour — according to a statement released Monday morning — will include: “songs from her 12 multi-platinum albums including a special performance of ‘Rhythm Nation 1814,’ which recently marked its 30th anniversary.”
Jackson, 53, explained the “Black Diamond” album and tour title in a post on her Instagram page Monday, writing: “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.”
Tickets for Jackson’s North American “Black Diamond” tour will go on sale at noon Thursday at livenation.com. Tickets for the San Diego show will be available at ticketmaster.com, with a fan club pre-sale, a VIP pre-sale and an official platinum pre-sale all scheduled to begin Tuesday at noon.
Ticket prices for Jackson’s San Diego concert range from $49.95 to $499.95 each, plus service charges. Those prices are almost identical to tickets for the Rolling Stones’ tour-opening May 8 San Diego concert at SDCCU Stadium, for which prices range from $49.50 to $499.50, plus service charges.
Jackson’s 2017 “State of the World” tour included a date at Valley View Casino Center (now known as Pechanga Arena San Diego). It was preceded by her 2015 concert at Viejas Arena, the same SDSU venue she will return to for her Aug. 10 show here.
Janet Jackson Black Diamond tour dates
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
*Date not produced by Live Nation
8:49 AM, Feb. 10, 2020: This article has been updated to include a quote from Janet Jackson’s Instagram account that explains her choice of “Black Diamond” as the title for her new album and tour.
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