Janet Jackson Announces ‘State of the World Tour’

As promised, Janet Jackson is going back on tour this year. Following the birth of her son and separation from her husband, Jackson has announced her State of the World Tour. The tour comes after Jackson’s postponed dates for her Unbreakable World Tour. 

The tour kicks off on September 7 in Lafayette, La. and will feature 56 shows across North America.

“I decided to change the name of the tour: State of the World Tour,” Jackson said in a video. “It’s not about politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships, and just love.”

Watch Janet Jackson’s announcement video below.

 

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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Jorja Smith Announces Debut Album ‘Lost & Found’

It’s about time. After several major features with hip-hop biggest stars (Drake, Kendrick Lamar), rising singer Jorja Smith has announced her debut album, Lost & Found, will arrive on June 8.

Smith will enjoy the spotlight alone on Lost & Found as there are no features on the project, which includes “Teenage Fantasy” and “Blue Lights.” She performed the latter song along with “On My Mind” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week.

Lost & Found Track List
1. “Lost & Found”
2. “Teenage Fantasy”
3. “Where Did I Go?”
4. “February 3rd”
5. “On Your Own”
6. “The One”
7. “Wandering Romance”
8. “Blue Lights”
9. “Lifeboats (Freestyle)”
10. “Goodbyes”
11. “Tomorrow”
12. “Don’t Watch Me Cry”

Pre-order Smith’s Lost & Found today.

 

Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots to Headline Smokin’ Grooves Festival

The performance lineup for the Smokin’ Grooves Festival has been announced. Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots are set to headline the event, which takes plance on June 16 at The Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Other artists on the bill include Jhene Aiko, NxWorries (Anderson Paak + Knxwledge), H.E.R., Majid Jordan, dvsn, Tiara Thomas, Lion Babe, Arin Ray, Ravyn Lenae, Omarion and THEY, to name a few.

While Badu doesn’t have a new project out, fans will be expecting to hear her classic records. Miguel and Jhené Aiko will promote their latest albums. The latter artist released her  sophomore album Trip last September, while Miguel delivered his third album, War & Leisure, in December.

Tickets are on sale now at smokingroovesfest.com.

See the complete Smokin’ Grooves lineup below.

JoJo Announces ‘Leaks, Mixtapes and Covers’ Tour Dates

JoJo will soon embark on a 15-date tour. Dubbed Leaks, Covers and Mixtapes, the singer will launch her tour in Anaheim, Calif. on May 29. From there, she will travel to several other major cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New York before concluding in Dallas, TX on June 26.

Last August, JoJo launched her Clover Music imprint at Interscope Records. “I’m reunited with [Aaron Bay-Schuck], my original A&R at Atlantic, who was instrumental in signing me there,” JoJo explained. “One of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my career was leave the Atlantic family. It was a decision I seriously struggled with, but felt I owed it to myself to fulfill one of my ultimate goals, which was ownership.”

Leaks, Covers and Mixtapes Tour Schedule

Aaaaffddkfkfjskshdhshksdjiehagayahff!!!!!!! You have no idea how excited I am to sing these songs live for the very first time 😭😭😭 Leaks. Covers. & Mixtapes. This tour is especially for everyone who rocked with me when my hands were tied and my voice was silenced… thought it’d be mad fun to perform these songs since they were such a massive part of my life and you have always shown such passion for them. I wanted to keep the shows small and intimate so… get your tix now baebs. I miss seeing you up close and I want to get that connection that inspires me so much while I’m working on NEW material for my next project. Just starting to put the set list together… what songs do you want to hear most?! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀 •ARTIST PRE-SALE tickets are available tomorrow, April 25th at 10am local time – use password: JOJOEXCLUSIVE •VENUE PRESALE tickets available this Thurs, April 26th at 10am •GENERAL tix go on sale this Fri, April 27th at 10am local (except New York, which goes on sale at noon)

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