Radio Facts: Radio Facts: For all the cynics and critics that said Miss Jackson’s new project was flopping, I guess she wasn’t listening. Demand for Janet’s Jackson’s UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR continues at an unprecedented pace. The recent BET Awards’ Ultimate Icon honoree, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist announced a 3rd North American leg to her UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR adding 22 new dates across both the U.S. and Canada starting in Summer 2016. New dates have also been added on the tour’s 1st and 2nd leg including Hartford, CT at the XL Center on Feb. 27.
The 3rd leg of the North American tour will kick off on May 19, 2016 in Concord, CA and will visit 22 cities including dates in Austin, Birmingham, Little Rock, Montreal, Atlantic City, Hershey and more! A full list of tour dates on the UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR is below.
All dates on the tour are being co-produced by Miss Jackson’s Rhythm Nation. In addition to Live Nation and Rhythm Nation, other concert promoters include Nederlander Concerts, Jam Productions, Another Planet Entertainment, and such promoters as Bamp and Tommy Meharey. Additional worldwide concerts will be announced at a later date.
American Express® Card Members and fans who pre-order the album can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, Sept. 14 at 10:00 a.m. local through Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 p.m. local. Fans who pre-order the album before Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 p.m. can buy tickets early at janetjackson.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 a.m. at janetjackson.com. Recently, JANET changed forever the way music owners experience her concerts. Music owners receive a special code giving them VIP ticket access, eligibility for backstage views, private glimpses of JANET’s awards, memorabilia, costumes and never before seen private photographs as well as the opportunity to get private messages to JANET before and after each show. This unprecedented access to the live event has never been attempted for music owners, who in JANET’s eyes are extraordinary, generous and loving. There will be more surprises for people who own JANET’s music. There will be “No Sleeep” until she sees you in your city.
The UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR kicked off on Aug. 31 in Vancouver, BC and includes nearly 90 stops in cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati and San Diego. In their review from opening night, the New York Times says Janet is “an enduring influence across Pop and R&B” and “Her Unbreakable tour touched on as many hits as possible, grouping the songs by persona and tempo. She was the woman taking charge (funk), the joyfully loyal lover (upbeat pop), the ballad singer, the woman left lonely (midtempo R&B), the party girl (dance-club beats), the rocker (with guitar up front) and, in the end, the idealist.” USA Today says “Janet Jackson kicked off her Unbreakable tour with a superhuman performance” and “Janet slays…”; Rolling Stone hails Janet’s performance as “Propulsive,” and Vibe as “Flawless,” also adding that the Queen of Pop has “…begun her global takeover.”
Janet and the UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR were trending both on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day following the tour’s opening night with fans quickly setting social media on fire upon seeing the first images from the tour and hearing some of the new music including a scorching song, “Burn It Up,” with hip-hop innovator, Missy Elliot. The song was produced by long time Janet collaborators, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and will be featured on her forthcoming album, Unbreakable, due this Fall. The album has already been celebrated by critics, with Entertainment Weekly calling it “Powerful,” Rolling Stone referring to it as “Soulful,” and the New York Times exclaiming “Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable is Right On Time.”
The first single from the new album, “No Sleeep,” entered the Top Ten on the Urban AC and Billboard Hot R&B Songs charts only two weeks after being released. This week, nearly 10 weeks after its release, the song, now featuring J. Cole is enjoying its third week at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart.