Janet Jackson Extends ‘State Of The World’ Tour Into Late Summer
By popular demand, Janet Jackson has announced a second leg of North American concerts for her “State of the World” Tour.
The newly-extended tour will kick off on July 11 in Austin, Texas, and make 11 stops in cities such as Cincinnati, Virginia Beach, Charlotte, Miami, and more. The iconic entertainer and 2018 ESSENCE festival headliner will close out the run on August 7 in Tampa, Florida.
The State of the World Tour was originally launched in 2015 as the “Unbreakable Tour” in support of Jackson’s eleventh studio album, Unbreakable. The “No Sleeep” singer had to postpone the tour due to surgery and again in 2016 after getting pregnant with her first child, Eissa.
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“I deduced to change the name of the tour,” Jackson said in a statement in 2015. “It’s not about politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships and just love.”
General public tickets go on sale starting Friday, April 27, via Live Nation. If you’re a Citi credit card member, you can access an exclusive pre-sale beginning on Tuesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, April 26, at 10 p.m.
Here’s a complete list of all the stops on Jackson’s “State of the World” Tour:
July 11 – Austin, TX at Austin360 Amphitheater
July 13 – Rogers, AR at Walmart Amphitheater
July 15 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center
July 18 – Syracuse, NY at Lakeview Amphitheater
July 20 – Hershey, PA at Hershey Park Stadium
July 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 29 – Virginia Beach, VA at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 1 – Raleigh, NC at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 3 – Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion
August 5 – Miami, FL at American Airlines Arena
August 7 – Tampa, FL at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre