Well, a couple of hours ago, Janet Jackson announced the dates for the State of the World Tour, a massive 56-date North American tour that will go from September all the way to the end of December.
Jackson announced the news with a video she posted on her website. During the video she addressed why she changed the name to State of the World:
“I decided to change the name of the tour: State of the World Tour. It’s not about politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships, and just love.”
She also partially addressed the rumors that are swirling around her and her soon to be ex-husband Wissam Al Mana:
“Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court and the rest is in God’s hands.”
Check out the dates for the tour and the video below.
9/07 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome9/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center9/10 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center9/13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center9/14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center9/16 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena9/17 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center9/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater9/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena**9/23 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center9/24 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center**9/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena**,9/27 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena,9/29 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center,10/01 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino**,10/03 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center**,10/05 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion,10/07 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center**,10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl10/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center**10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena10/17 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena10/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center10/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena10/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center10/25 – Moline, IL @ iWireless Center,10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena10/29 – 2017 Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena**11/01 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena**11/02 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre**11/04 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center**11/05 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden11/07 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center11/08 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena11/10 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall11/11 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center11/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center11/16 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center11/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena11/19 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center11/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse11/28 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center11/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena12/01 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center12/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena12/04 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena**,12/06 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum**12/07 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena**12/09 – Birmingham, Al @ The BJCC12/11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center12/12 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena12/14 – Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Scope Arena12/16 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena12/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena