LOS ANGELES —Janet’s Jackson’s tour is not only unbreakable, it is now unstoppable thanks to her fans across North America. The recent BET Awards’ Ultimate Icon honoree, multiple Grammy Award-winner and multiplatinum selling artist announced a second North American leg to her Unbreakable World Tour with an additional 27 new cities, including a show in Fort Lauderdale.
Promotes say Jackson, 49, has been listening to her fans and their overwhelming response to both her new music and her tour. They’ve asked her to bring the Unbreakable World Tour to their city and now she’s giving even more fans a chance to be part of what could be this year’s most exciting tour.
The second leg of the North American tour will kick off on Jan. 12 in Portland, OR and will visit 27 cities including March 9 at the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale. Other added cities include New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Houston, Dallas and Philadelphia. Jackson will make a previously scheduled appearance in Miami at the American Airlines Arena on Sept. 20. All dates on the tour are being co-produced by Miss Jackson’s Rhythm Nation. Additional worldwide concerts will be announced later.
The Unbreakable World Tour will return one of this world’s most influential entertainers back to the live stage in support of her upcoming album due out this Fall on Rhythm Nation/BMG. The first single from the new album, No Sleeep, has already entered the Top 10 on the Urban AC and Billboard Hot R & B Songs charts, only two weeks after being released.
The Unbreakable World Tour’s first leg, a 39-date tour, starts Aug. 31 in Vancouver, BC, and includes stops in cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati and San Diego.
Jackson, an iconic music artist, multi-award-winning songwriter, producer, singer, Oscar and Golden Globe nominee and winner of the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award, publisher, choreographer, dancer, Number One New York Times best-selling author, businessperson, and philanthropist, is one of biggest-selling, most influential artists in popular music history. Having won six Grammy Awards, along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET honors, and Billboard Music Awards, she is one of the most prolific artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, her music and artistry have opened doors through which other top artists have followed, while acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.