Janet Jackson
5.2.2017

Janet Jackson Announces ‘State of the World Tour’

Ms. Jackson is back.

After giving birth to her son Eissa and filing for divorce from her husband Wissam Al Mana last month, Janet Jackson has announced the “State of the World Tour.”

Making up for the postponed “Unbreakable Tour” — which was put on hold so she could have her baby — the “State of the World Tour” is set to hit 56 cities this year, starting Sept. 7 in Lafayette, La.

In a video shared with fans on social media, Janet confirmed her split from Al Mana and announced her return to the road. “I’m continuing my tour, as I promised,” she said. “I’m so excited, you guys. I decided to change the name of the tour, ‘State of the World Tour.’ It’s not about politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships, and love.”

The highly-anticipated run is set to hit several cities, including Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, and Nashville, before coming to an end in Atlanta on Dec. 17.

And new music could also be on the way. According to a press release, the jaunt is set to feature past hits along with “soon-to-be-released new tracks.” Jackson’s last album was 2015’s Unbreakable.

Tickets for “State of the World Tour” go on sale May 5.

State of the World Tour Dates

Sept. 7 – Lafayette, LA – Cajundome**
Sept. 9 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sept. 10 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Sept. 13 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Sept. 14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sept. 16 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Sept. 17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Sept. 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena**
Sept. 23 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Sept. 24 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center**
Sept. 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena**
Sept. 27 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Sept. 29 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Oct. 1 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino**
Oct. 3 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center**
Oct. 5 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Oct. 7 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center**
Oct. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 14 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center**
Oct. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena
Oct. 19 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Oct. 21 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 22 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
Oct. 25 – Moline, IL – iWireless Center
Oct. 26 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Oct. 28 – Toledo, OH – The Huntington Center
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena**
Nov. 1 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena**
Nov. 2 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre**
Nov. 4 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center**
Nov. 5 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov. 7 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Nov. 8 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
Nov. 10 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Nov. 11 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Nov. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Nov. 16 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Nov. 18 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Nov. 19 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Nov. 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 28 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Nov. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Dec. 1 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Dec. 3 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 4 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena**
Dec. 6 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum**
Dec. 7 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena**
Dec. 9 – Birmingham, Al – The BJCC
Dec. 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Dec. 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Dec. 14 – Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Scope Arena
Dec. 16 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Dec. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena

**Denotes a New Event