It’s Official, Janet Is Going On Tour In 2008

Pop diva Janet Jackson has announced she will tour for the first time in seven years, kicking off the jaunt September 20th in Vancouver. The singer announced the news today, and revealed that she didn’t tour her 2006 album ‘20 Y.O.’ after her record label asked her not to, despite the fact that she was already in preparation mode. “I was supposed to go on tour with the last album,” Jackson told the Associated Press. “We were actually in full-blown tour rehearsals at that point … learning numbers, getting everything together, set designs, I had to kind of shut everything down and go into the studio.” The result was Jackson’s new album ‘Discipline’, which was released in February. She will now support her last two albums on the forthcoming ‘Rock Witchu’ tour, for which a handful of dates have been revealed. Dates are scheduled for New York and Washington with the full tour itinerary expected to be announced shortly. Tickets will go on sale June 7th.

Reports also have Janet performing on this year’s BET Awards, as well as Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey Cannon.

…and just moments ago Janet launched her official fanclub: Janet Fan Club.

33 Comments

  1. OMG!!! I’m so excited, I probably will not be able to afford any tickets b/c my husband and I are planning our anniversary trip. But none the less, as a Jackson fan, it is GREAT to hear that Ms. Jackson will be touring and that she is back in business. I expect her to sell out big time b/c her and Michael do so well on tour!!!! AND I’m glad to hear that she will be on the BET awards!!!!?? WHAT!!! I am excited, so em how its done. I hope she airs one of her concerts on TV 🙂

  2. Step your blog is crack for me, I’ve been waiting for you to update this with Janet info all day. Thank you!!! This will be my first Janet tour. Damn I pray this lady pull me on stage a freak my body.

  3. Man Janet is lookin` great in that photo and she is KILLIN` those knee high boots!!! Awesome isn`t the word. Do your thang Miss J and show em` how it`s done. Shove it in all your detractors faces and carry on The Jackson legacy and represent… The media has been giving J a hard time the past few years so I hope she makes them eat crow big time!!! Busines wise I think it would be shrew of J and her management to kick off the tour at MSG; with NYC being the media capital it would definitely help promote the tour to an even higher level. (IMO) J definitely deserves converage because she has paid her dues and left a mark.

    It`s time for J to shine again and let them know that she`s still very much RELEVANT… I think it would also be a great move for J and her team to tape a MSG performance for HBO to promote her tour to gather a steam of momentum; I think that would be smart. J is a consonant performer who I`m sure won`t disappoint. It`s also good to know that she`ll perform on The Bet Awards because I`m sure we`ll have a heavy dose of hip-hop performances which I WILL NOT watch. I know J will do the damn thang and show em` that she`s still here; especially with her tour……..

    “Streetwalker” by my man MJ (King Of Pop)

    Pretty baby
    Kisses for your loving
    I really get it when you`re
    Next to me yeah yeah
    I`m so excited how you
    Give me all your loving
    I got it coming and it`s ecstacy

    Streetwalking baby

    Cause everyday I watch you
    Paint the town so pretty
    I see you coming in and off
    On my thought yeah yeah
    You don`t believe me then
    You can ask my brother
    Cause everyday at six
    Home alone

    You see I never met a girl
    Just like you
    Come so easy
    Don`t you break my heart
    Cause I love you

  4. Also, today is the birthday of our BELOVED brother MALCOLM X

    R.I.P. EL- HAJJ-MALIK-EL-SHABAZZ

  5. I wonder what was the reason why they didn’t want her to tour? That doesn’t sound right to me. She is one of the baddest performers to grace the stage. I’ve caught her once and it was no doubt money well spent. So now it seems I may be able to get that chance again and I will. I can’t wait!

  6. @ SMOOTH THUG
    WHAT DOES (IMO) MEAN?

    I’M GLAD SHE’S PERFORMING AT THE BET AWARDS TOO. I HOPE SHE DOES LUV AND ROLLERCOASTER OR SO MUCH BETTER CUZ I WANT IT TO BE MAD LIVE WHEN SHE GETS ON STAGE. I’MMA BE HYPE NO MATTER WHAT CUZ IT’S JANET BUT I WANT THAT CROWD TO EAT IT……cuz you know some of them dissed her……ANYWAY I WILL BE GOING TO HER CONCERT. IT WILL BE MY FIRST CONCERT BUT I’MMA GO AND HAVE FUN. I WONDER IF IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO SEE THE SHOW MORE THAN ONCE?

    OH AND @ SMOOTH THUG
    IS THAT A NEW MICHAEL JACKSON SONG “STREETWALKER” OR IS THAT OLD. I DON’T RECOGNIZE IT. OH AND HE’S COMING OUT WITH A NEW ALBUM ALSO.

  7. This is the best thing of the year I will have to go to mroe than 1 show! Janet is beyond words…she is very worth the money!

  8. @diddy kong:

    IMO is internet language meaning, in my opinion; that`s all.

    To answer your second question “Streetwalker”, unfortunately, is not a new song. It was recorded during the “Bad” era for The “Bad” album in 1987 but Michael`s producer Quincy Jones decided to leave it off. However, the song was later released in 2001 on a special edition of Michael`s “Bad” album. I absolutely LUUUUVVVV the song; it`s OFF THE CHAIN. The sound, the rhythmn, and Michael`s vocals are SICK!!! I play it all the time as it has become one of my favs from MJ. If you`d like just go to YouTube and search “Streetwalker” and I GUARANTEE you you will LUUUVVV it as do I.

    I`ve been a MJ fan since way back. I just decided to always end my posts with lyrics from songs of his as my own personal tribute. Also, if you do go to YouTube also search his song “For All Time”. It`s a BEAUTIFUL luv song that will absolutely take your breath away. It also was an unreleased song during The “Thriller” era. Michael has some songs that are OFF THE CHAIN that didn`t make the final cut. Anyway, give them a listen and let me know what you think.

    Peace out.

  9. I’d love to see Janet live (and a few other people) in my lifetime. Although I’d no doubt have to take a trip to see anyone. Oh, I think it’s Mariah and Nick Carey. Much more appropiate.

  10. Well Janet is known to give a great show… so whomever ventures out to the show I know that u won’t be disappointed :-)!

  11. I wil definately spend a lot of money on gear and more i love miss jackson

  12. Janet is the @*it. I have to go see her. I am sure she gives a great show. I only need someone to drag with me. *crying* I am so proud to be a Jackson…(sometimes)

  13. im so so excited i cant wait but is janet comin’ over 2 england coz im from scotland and she doesnt always come up. but i know she gon’ do so well all the best. i cant wait dang she givin’ th youngins a goo lesson !! and that photo is it the promotional pic it’s lookin good

  14. Wow. I saw the Velvet Rope tour when it came to the VA area back in 1998. The woman is a professional and gives one heck of a show.

  15. The way the picture looks I say the Tour will have a dark theme like the Velvet rope but wit a twist of very high fashion. I can’t wait I went to the All For You world tour back in 2001 and I was like 12 or 13 and outta all of the concerts I have been too Janets was da best. U can expect very big production from show lighting,very amazing stage sets,very high energy from the show itz self n the crowd, great music, great singing, great dancing, great everything.

  16. i don’t know how I’ve missed this post! LOL But her tour-poster is AWESOME! FIERCE! Love you Ms. J!

  17. June 7th is my birthday! Happy Happy Birthday to Me and this is the best gift! I am getting that ticket!

  18. @Lady,

    We’ll make plans. I’m betting the closest concert will be in NY

  19. ALL I HAVE 2SAY IS THAT JANET JACKSON IS THE FEMALE MICHAEL JACKSON, NO OTHER ARTIST CAN PUT ON A SHOW LIKE JANET, IM JUST TELLING YOU, I WITNESSED THIS AT THE “VELVET ROPE” CONCERT, THIS LEGEND +ICON, OWNS THIS DAMN STAGE. I HAVE BEEN TO ALOT OF CONCERTS, BUT NO CONCERTS HAS MOVED ME THE WAY THAT THE “VELVET ROPE” CONCERT AND MICHAEL JACKSON “BAD” TOUR, MICHAEL & JANET KEEPS YOU WONDERING WHAT MOVES ARE THEY GOING TO DO NEXT, THEY KEEP YOU ON EDGE. JANET JACKSON MIGHT NOT SALE ALBUMS LIKE SHE USED TO, BUT PEOPLE WILL FLOCK TO HER CONCERT BECAUSE SHE IS UNSTOPPABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! GO BACK AND RESEARCH RHYTHM NATION, JANET, ALL 4 U, AND VELVET ROPE, AND LOOK AT THE MONEY THAT SHE BROUGHT IN, JANET & MICHAEL’S CONCERTS ARE SO, SO, MUCH DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER ARTIST, JANET & MICHAEL ARE THE “GREATEST ENTERTAINERS & PERFORMERS OF ALL TIMES”

  20. @nefe let me know ok im going with you so we can tear it up like janet lol. Im going to email you.

  21. @ smooth thug
    hey dude. i went to go listen to that song “streetwalker” by michael jackson and got caught up listening to him beatbox a song he did. he’s really nice with it. i realized that some of his songs are just layers of his beatboxing put together. but HELLZ YEAH I’M SEEING JANET ON TOUR. AT LEAST ONCE. IF IT HAPPENS MORE THAT THAT WELL I GUESS I’LL HAVE A STORY TO TELL FROM SUMMER VACATION.

    THEY LISTED SOME TOUR DATES LIKE FIVE OF EM ON JANET-XONE.

    WHY AM I TYPING IN CAPS LOCK? haha my bad. peace ya’ll.

    little munk munk out!

  22. Ms. “diddy kong”, do you mean me (“Smooth Thug”), or do you mean Mr. “Smooth Criminal”? Nefertari, your birthday is on June 7? I’ll make sure to send you a very warm happy birthday.

  23. Any idea on the prices for tickets? Maybe one of these days I would be able to see her.

  24. @ smooth thug…… ya know what i don’t remember anymore. you’ve got me confused. you are not the one who types MJ lyrics at the end of your post right? then i guess it was smooth criminal i was talking to all along. haha my bad.

    @torya
    last i heard the highest price was 150$. but i don’t know if it has changed recently. but it was 150 that i heard as the highest price……which would be reasonable to me…..i mean yeah that’s three pairs of sneakers but for a janet concert i guess that makes sense right?

  25. Thanks diddy kong! That is steep, but for Janet is seems reasonable.

  26. Ms. “kiddy kong”, I like you ’cause you are too cute. I’m “Smooth Thug”. It’s Mr. “Smooth Criminal” who likes the Michael Jackson lyrics at the end of his posts. By the way, I like Michael and Janet too. But being an older dude, I love the music of the 1970’s… I love 70’s Disco and the 70’s Funk sound. Here’s an example from George Clinton and Parliment… ” ‘though you keep takin’ very kinda pill, nothin’ you take seems to cure your ill”. This particular phrase was way ahead of it’s time because it so perfectly applies us here in the present. Here’s why: if we want to go to sleep, we take an Ambien. If we have acid reflux, we take a Detrol. If we run around with an attitude all the time, we take a Prozac. If we want to have sex, we take a Viagra ( or in the case for ladies, you make the guy take a Viagra. LOL ). Yet George Clinton says that no matter what we take, it doesn’t “cure your ill”. In other words, after all of this pill taking, are we neccessarily any happier? No. We, as a society, are more miserable than we’ve ever been. Let me end with another phrase by George Clinton and Parliment:

    “Ain’t nothin’ that the proper attitude won’t render FUNKABLE”.

  27. @ smooth thug
    thanks for thinking i’m too cute…..i guess. and my name’s diddy kong on here. i noticed someone else called me kiddy kong also. i don’t know if that is a play on my name or not but yeah. i listen to parliament and george clinton. people would be surprised at the stuff i’d rather listen to than most people around my age.

    i figured that it was smooth criminal that does the michael jackson lyrics on his posts.
    and that george clinton lyric is very true. so is the second one haha.

    peace out dude-o-tron.

  28. Ms. “diddy kong”, that was my bad and I’m sorry. Or as Bootsie would say, “let me put my shades on so I can see what everybody ain’t lookin’ at”.

  29. @ smooth thug

    haha….it’s all good.

    bootsy collins is just a cool guy.

  30. Ms. “diddy kong”, again, as Bootsy would say, ” jus’ peck me lightly, baby, like a woodpecker with a headache”.

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