She’s Back! Janet Jackson Announces ‘State Of The World Tour’

It was last April when Janet Jackson made the announcement that she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour for the best reason possible: She was pregnant! Now, more than a year and a beautiful baby boy later, our girl is ready to take the show back on the road — but with a few changes to the regularly scheduled program.

After teasing fans with a countdown clock on her website over the weekend, the multi-talented superstar released a personal message to the world last night to set some things straight. Relaxing on what appeared to be the comfiest white sheets ever, she gushed over her baby boy Eissa and addressed her pending divorce from her husband Wissam Al Mana ("Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court and the rest is in God's hands."). She also mentioned her weight gain since the pregnancy while hilariously shutting down her brother Randy Jackson, whose two cents wasn't appreciated ("Can you please by quiet, Randy? Nobody's talking to you."). After getting all of that business out of the way, she then got to the matter at hand.

"I'm continuing my tour as I promised," she said to the camera. "I'm so excited, you guys." She continued, saying, "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 ended the short video by thanking her fans for their support and love and casually dropping that the tour will resume on September 7th of this year. Luckily, Live Nation confirmed the rest for all those curious about what this means. Fifty-six North American tour dates have been rescheduled, starting with a show in Lafayette, Louisiana and spanning the continental U.S. and a few stops in Canada. Oh, and tickets go on sale this Friday, May 5th at 12 p.m. local time.

Welcome back, Janet! We can't wait to see you take your rightful place on the stage. Check out the announcement video as well as a full list of dates below and head to Live Nation for more ticket info.

Janet Jackson  State Of The World Tour Dates:

September 7 - Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
September 9 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
September 10 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
September 13 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 14 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 16 - Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
September 17 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
September 19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
September 21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
September 23 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
September 24 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
September 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
September 27 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
September 29 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
October 1 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
October 3 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
October 5 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
October 7 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
October 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
October 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 17 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
October 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
October 21 - St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
October 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center|
October 25 - Moline, IL @ iWireless Cente
October 26 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
October 28 - Toledo, OH @ The Huntington Center
October 29 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
November 1 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
November 2 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
November 4 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
November 5 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
November 7 - Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
November 8 - Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
November 10 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
November 11 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
November 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
November 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
November 16 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
November 18 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
November 19 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
November 26 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
November 28 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
November 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
December 1 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
December 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
December 4 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
December 6 - Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
December 7 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
December 9 - Birmingham, Al @ The BJCC
December 11 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
December 12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
December 14 - Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Scope Arena
December 16 - Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
December 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena

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