Pop/R&B superstar Janet Jackson has announced the North American dates for her intimate âJANET JACKSON Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour.â Confirming the U.S. tour dates Monday (Jan. 10), following voting by fans, Jackson’s US trek will kick off March 7, 2011 in Chicago, IL, with stops in ATL, LA, NY, and more.
Janet has expressed her gratitude and excitement for the upcoming shows in North America with the following statement:
âI 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,â Jackson says in a statement. âThese 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. Iâll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that youâve made number ones for me. Letâs go!â
Jackson is also excited about showcasing fans that are doing great things in their communities.
âIn 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. Iâm 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 canât wait to be back on stage, Iâve missed you.â
The U.S. and Canada Tour Dates are as follows:
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 â The Colosseum
Ms. Jackson will also be selecting the first fan winner of the contest in voting for the each of the selected cities. The winner will be announced on www.JanetJackson.com and they will receive an autographed copy of NUMBER ONES and an autographed copy of her upcoming book âTrue Youâ (on stands February 8th).