Janet Jackson is going on tour. The international music icon has announced her Black Diamond World Tour, which kicks off this summer in Miami.
Jackson will travel across major cities in the United States and Canada including Atlanta, Toronto, Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago. The dates for the European leg are expected to be announced soon.
The highly anticipated tour will support Jackson’s forthcoming album, Black Diamond, which is set to release later this year. The album will follow Jackson’s 2015 LP, Unbreakable.
Jackson explained the concept behind the term ‘black diamond’ in an Instagram post. “Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut,” she wrote. “I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength.”
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Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled ✨ “Black Diamond”. ✨ — Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength. — I love u guys so much and I’m #SoExcited to share this new era with you. See u soon! #BlackDiamond 🖤💎🍓😘 — A special pre-sale code will be sent ONLY to my mailing list subscribers tomorrow, Feb. 11! Click link in bio to sign-up for my mailing list on my website 🤗 Tickets go on-sale to the general public on February 13 at 12 pm! — 👉🏾 European & Additional World Dates To Be Announced!
There aren’t many known details about Black Diamond. However, producer Harmony Samuels teased an EP from Jackson in 2018.
“Each song has a different feel,” Samuels told Rated R&B. “Each song has a different style. She bodies it! She does her thing.”
It’s not confirmed if any songs Samuels worked on are part of Black Diamond or if the alleged EP evolved into an album.
Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, February 13 at LiveNation.com.
Janet Jackson’s Black Diamond Tour Dates
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Friday, June 26, 2020 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Saturday, June 27, 2020 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Monday, June 29, 2020 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Friday, July 3, 2020 – New Orleans, LA @ Essence Festival*
Sunday, July 5, 2020 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Friday, July 10, 2020 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Sunday, July 12, 2020 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Friday, July 17, 2020 – Mashantucket, CT @ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino*
Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Tuesday, July 21, 2020- Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Friday, July 24, 2020 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Saturday, July 25, 2020 – Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Music Festival*
Monday, July 27, 2020 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Friday, July 31, 2020 – St Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
Saturday, August 1, 2020 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Monday, August 3, 2020 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Friday, August 7, 2020 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Sunday, August 9, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Monday, August 10, 2020 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Saturday, August 15, 2020 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Monday, August 17, 2020 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
Thursday, August 20, 2020 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Saturday, August 22, 2020 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Sunday, August 23, 2020 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome