Janet Jackson's Together Again world tour set to have 'MeToo checks' inspired by Beyonce's strict rules
Janet Jackson's 'Together Again' world tour, her first concert since 2019's 'Rhythm Nation' celebration of her 30th-anniversary tour will be reportedly implementing rules inspired by Beyonce's tour 'crew rules'. The announcement of implementing 'MeToo checks' for collaborators and producers on Beyonce's tour was made back in July 2022. The singer arrived at this decision following the arrest of a former collaborator over charges of sexual assault in 2020.
Jackson has revealed that she will be implementing the 'MeToo checks' and new rules to her upcoming tour similar to Beyonce's rules implemented for her concert crew. Following the news of Jackson's update on Instagram on her world tour ticket sale, the singer intends to introduce the strict rules before she sets out to conduct the world tour in April, according to The Sun.
According to the news outlet, a source said that "Janet is taking a leaf out of Beyonce’s book and is implementing #MeToo checks as she prepares for her Together Again tour. The checks will see everyone from her dancers and bandmates to crew and general staff vetted to ensure they don’t have a history of abuse."
"It’s not cheap to do but for Janet and those close to her, creating a safe and kind work environment is more important than profits," and said that the songwriter wants, "a completely non-toxic working environment for all her staff and by implementing these early checks she is eradicating the risk."
The source continued that Jackson's upcoming tour is, "expected to generate over £70 million and will be a massive event. A show that big and of the scale Janet plans cannot afford anything to happen to it."
Concluding the statement, the source said that the singer is focused on making everyone in the tour crew to be able to work comfortably by ensuring a safe work environment. In December 2022, Jackson announced the 'Together Again' tour that is set to begin on April 14, 2023, at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. A few days after the initial announcement, she also revealed more dates added to the tour with the tour joined by special guest Ludacris, reported the Daily Mail.
With stops in New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, and Toronto, Jackson's 40-date tour that concludes at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle Washington on June 21 will travel throughout the United States. Without revealing more details, the singer also teased the release of new music in 2023.