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Janet Jackson Announces Massive 2024 Tour With Nelly

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Jan 16, 2024

Janet Jackson has announced a major North American arena tour for 2024 titled “Together Again,” featuring very special guest Nelly. The extensive run of shows will kick off in Hollywood, Florida on April 14th and run through early August, marking Jackson’s return to the stage for the first time in over 5 years.

Tour Dates Span North America

The icon’s first tour since 2019’s “Metamorphosis” trek will make stops in over 25 cities, including major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, and more. Specific tour dates announced so far are:

  • April 14 – Hollywood, FL
  • April 19 – Orlando, FL
  • April 21 – Savannah, GA
  • April 23 – Birmingham, AL
  • April 25-26 – Atlanta, GA
  • April 29 – Memphis, TN
  • May 1-2 – St. Louis, MO
  • May 5-6 – Kansas City, MO
  • May 9 – Chicago, IL
  • May 12 – Indianapolis, IN
  • May 14 – Cincinnati, OH
  • May 16 – Louisville, KY
  • May 19 – Nashville, TN
  • May 22 – New York, NY
  • May 24 – Virginia Beach, VA
  • May 26 – Atlantic City, NJ
  • May 28 – Hartford, CT
  • May 30 – Toronto, ON
  • June 1 – Buffalo, NY
  • June 4 – Boston, MA
  • June 7 – Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 11 – Detroit, MI
  • June 14 – Cleveland, OH
  • June 16 – Minneapolis, MN
  • June 21 – Houston, TX
  • June 24 – Dallas, TX
  • June 28 – Denver, CO
  • July 9 – Vancouver, BC
  • July 11 – Seattle, WA
  • July 14 – Portland, OR
  • July 16 – Sacramento, CA
  • July 19 – San Francisco, CA
  • July 22 – Phoenix, AZ
  • July 25 – Los Angeles, CA
  • July 29 – Anaheim, CA
  • August 1 – San Diego, CA

Nelly Joins Tour As Special Guest

Rapper Nelly, known for hits like “Hot In Herre,” “Grillz,” and “Dilemma” will be accompanying Jackson on the full tour as a special guest performer, setting the stage for a nostalgic night of hits from two of music’s iconic artists.

“I’m so excited to be going on tour with Janet,” Nelly said in an interview with Variety shortly after the announcement. “I’ve been a huge fan of hers for years, and we’ve actually talked about going on tour together in the past…it’s going to be one for the history books!”

City Venue Date
Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live Arena April 14
Orlando, FL Amway Center April 19
Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena April 25-26
Chicago, IL United Center May 9
New York, NY Madison Square Garden May 22
Los Angeles, CA KIA Forum July 25

Janet Commemorates 50 Years In Entertainment

2024 holds special meaning for the iconic artist, as it marks 50 years since a young Janet Jackson made her professional acting debut on “Good Times” in 1974 at the age of 7.

After establishing herself as a television actress in hit shows like “Fame” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” Jackson turned her sights on music, releasing her smash album “Control” in 1986 at the age of 19. The rest is history, as Janet has gone on to become one of music’s most legendary entertainers with a catalog of classic hits like “Nasty,” “That’s The Way Love Goes,” and “All For You” while influencing generations of artists along the way.

High Fan Demand Crashes Websites

As one of music’s most beloved entertainers who maintains a fiercely loyal fanbase, pre-sales for Jackson’s tour dates caused high traffic that overwhelmed ticketing websites and phone lines across the country.

In Detroit, the 20,000 seat Pine Knob Music Theatre venue site experienced intermittent outages after selling over 10,000 tickets in the first hour of pre-sales alone for Jackson’s July 11th date.

“We expected high demand but I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Pine Knob spokesperson John Smith. “There’s still incredible excitement and huge demand to see someone like Janet Jackson, even after being away from major touring for a few years now.”

Similar digital traffic issues were reported in cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and more, temporarily delaying some fans from securing tickets.

What To Expect From The Show

While full tour production details haven’t been revealed yet, Jackson is reportedly planning to dig deep into her vast catalog of hits that spans nearly forty years.

“She wants to give fans an experience they won’t forget,” a source close to the singer told People Magazine. “All the big hits will be there but also some deeper album cuts and maybe even a couple special covers.”

The source also mentioned Jackson is working on innovative staging and visuals to compliment the music, pushing the boundaries of a traditional arena show using state-of-the-art technology.

On past tours, the legendary performer wowed fans with eye-popping spectacle including theater-style sets, pyrotechnics, daring aerial stunts, complex choreography with dozens of dancers and costume changes so fans should expect more of the same on the “Together Again” outing.

Huge Tour On The Horizon

With several shows already sold-out, many are speculating Janet’s long-awaited return to the stage on this scale is priming bigger things ahead, possibly more legs of touring to come.

While Jackson herself hasn’t indicated if this will be her only run of North American tour dates next year, demand is clearly still incredibly high to see the iconic performer live based on the staggering early ticket sales.

The announced run is already slated to gross over $75 million dollars according to early projections by music trade magazine Pollstar, making it one of the hottest tours of 2024 so an expanded outing into 2025 certainly seems imminent if Janet is willing and able.

For now, fans can look forward to the 27 confirmed “Together Again” tour dates featuring Janet Jackson’s spectacular live show and hit-filled setlists along with supporting act Nelly for what will undoubtedly be an epic arena celebration of two of music’s greatest and most influential artists.

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