Janet Jackson announces her 2017 ‘State of the World’ concert tour


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 and

However, tickets for the San Diego show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at 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

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
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