'The Queen is back': Janet Jackson announces 2020 world tour dates for new album 'Black Diamond'
Janet Jackson's upcoming 'Black Diamond World Tour' is set to kick off June 24 in Miami and will feature some new music after five years
Janet Jackson will be taking to the stage for a new tour this summer. The 'Black Diamond World Tour' will be in support of her upcoming album which was announced on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'. Her new album is scheduled for release later in the year. The upcoming tour will include songs from the forthcoming album as well as “a special performance of Rhythm Nation 1814,” according to Pitchfork.
Jackson’s tour kicks off on June 24 in Miami, Florida at the American Airlines Arena and wraps up on August 23, in Tacoma, Washington at the Tacoma Dome.
Although Jackson released a reissue of 'Rhythm Nation 1814' last year in celebration of its 30th anniversary, her last studio LP, 'Unbreakable', was released in late 2015, so the new tour and 'Black Diamond' album comes as a pleasant surprise to fans. Fans shared their support of the news on Twitter with multiple gifs, pictures and comments saying, "And we are so very very ready... you realise you have made #JanFam very very happy... god bless you! Much love! (sic)" and "OMG can't believe this is really happening ! The Queen is Back (sic)".
On 'The Tonight Show', Jackson spoke about the new album’s title in her interview with host Jimmy Fallon. She expressed, “It’s the toughest of the stones, of the diamonds, to cut. And I heard that immediately... as it’s hard to hurt, to destroy", adding, "And in my recent years I’ve come to realize that I’m incredibly strong. I see myself as this rock.” After relating herself to being similar to the diamond, "rough around the edges", she concluded that she wanted to "share some of her strengths and stories".
You can watch the Janet Jackson 'Black Diamond' LP announcement here.
Janet Jackson's Black Diamond World Tour North American dates:
June 24 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
June 26 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
June 27 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
June 29 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
July 1 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
July 3 - New Orleans, LA - Essence Festival
July 5 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
July 7 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
July 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
July 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
July 12 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
July 14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
July 17 - Mashantucket, CT - The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 18 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
July 21 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
July 22 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
July 24 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
July 25 - Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Music Festival
July 27 - Chicago, IL - United Center
July 28 - Cleveland, OH - Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
July 31 - St Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
August 1 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
August 3 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
August 5 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
August 7 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
August 9 - Phoenix, AZ - Gila River Arena
August 10 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
August 12 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
August 15 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
August 17 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
August 18 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
August 20 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
August 22 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
August 23 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome