Janet Jackson is giving her fans what they want. She just announced her 12th studio album Black Diamond with an accompanying arena world tour. She has already unveiled the North American leg of the tour happening this summer with additional dates coming for Europe and other parts of the world.
In a statement, Jackson explained the meaning behind the name of both the album and the tour.
‘Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut,’ she said. ‘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.’
Any additional details about the album haven’t been released. However, she will be appearing on The Tonight Show tonight – hopefully she’ll spill the beans to Jimmy Fallon. The tour will feature her hits, music from the new album, as well as her 1989 album Rhythm Nation in full.
Tickets for the tour go on sale Feb. 13 at noon local time.
See the dates below.
06/24 – American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
06/26 – Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
06/27 – Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
06/29 – State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
07/01 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
07/05 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
07/07 – Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
07/09 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07/10 – PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
07/12 – Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
07/14 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
07/17 – Foxwoods Resorts Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut
07/18 – TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
07/21 – KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
07/22 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada
07/24 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
07/25 – Cincinnati Music Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio
07/27 – United Center, Chicago, Illinois
07/28 – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
07/31 – Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
08/01 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
08/03 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
08/05 – Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
08/07 – AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
08/09 – Gila River Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
08/10 – Viejas Arena, San Diego, California
08/12 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
08/15 – Honda Center, Anaheim, California
08/17 – Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
08/18 – SAP Center, San Jose, California
08/20 – Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
08/22 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
08/23 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington
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