Janet Jackson Announces North American Tour Dates

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It's all for you, America! Janet Jackson is taking her new Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour around the world (starting in Asia) but of course you didn't think she'd leave North America out, now did you? Janet will be pounding out her 35 number one hits in 35 worldwide cities (fans suggested the cities on janetjackson.com), and so far the selections have been Singapore (February 7), Hong Kong (February 14), Taipei (February 19) and Manila (February 4). And now her United States and Canada dates are revealed!

As Ms. Jackson says, "I thank my fans who have voted and helped me choose the cities we are  announcing today. Each of you are so important to me. These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible. These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have  supported me and my work for all these years. I'll be singing and  dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you've made  number ones for me. Let's go! In each city I want to meet 20 young leaders who are changing their communities for the better. Please  contact janetjackson.com so that I will know who is making a major difference in your city. I'm asking my fans and their friends, parents, relatives, neighbors and teachers to nominate five people to qualify as one of the 20 under 20 in each place I will perform. At each concert the 20 people chosen and the  person who nominated them will be VIP guests at my show. I will invite  the 20 sponsors and the 20 winners to the concert and backstage. There are many young people changing the world and I want them to be  recognized during my tour. I want them to be my guest at my show and they will come backstage as I learn from them how  young people are changing the world. You all know someone who is making a difference, so get in touch. I love you all and I can't wait to be  back on stage, I've missed you!"

Here are the new dates:

Chicago, IL | March 7 & 8
The Chicago Theatre
Toronto, ON, Canada | March 12
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Uncasville, CT | March 16
Mohegan Sun Arena
New York, NY | March 18
Radio City Music Hall
Washington DC | March 22
DAR Constitution Hall
Atlantic City, NJ | March 25 & 26
Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
Atlanta, GA | March 29
Fox Theatre
Saint Louis, MO | March 31
Fox Theatre
Grand Prairie, TX | April 2
Verizon Theatre
Denver, CO | April 6
Wells Fargo Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ | April 8
Comerica Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA | April 9
Santa Barbara Bowl
Los Angeles, CA | April 14
Gibson Amphitheatre
San Francisco, CA | April 19
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Las Vegas, NV | April 22 & 23
Caesars Palace – The Colosseum

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