Janet Jackson has announced the release of a new album, entitled Black Diamond, in addition to a world tour this summer.
The new album will mark Jackson’s 12th overall studio effort, and the singer’s first since 2015’s Unbreakable. Each show on Jackson’s 34-date arena tour will feature cuts from the new album, as well as a special performance of Jackson’s 1989 album, Rhythm Nation.
In an Instagram post announcing the album and tour, Jackson explained the reasoning behind the title 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.
The tour kicks off on June 24th at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL and features stops at iconic venues across North America including Madison Square Garden in New York (7/14); Staples Center in Los Angeles (8/12); and even a couple festival appearances including Essence Festival in New Orleans (7/3) and Cincinnati Music Festival in Ohio (7/25). Jackson’s Instagram post also notes that European and world tour dates will be coming soon.
A special pre-sale code will be sent to subscribers of Jackson’s newsletter tomorrow, February 11th. The general public on-sale begins February 13th at 12 p.m. through her website. See a full list of tour dates below.
Janet Jackson 2020 Tour Dates
06/24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
06/26 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
06/27 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
06/29 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
07/01 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
07/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Essence Festival
07/05 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
07/07 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
07/09 – Philadelphia PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
07/12 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
07/14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/17 – Mashantucket, CT @ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods
07/18 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/21 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
07/22 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
07/24 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
07/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Music Festival
07/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
07/31 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
08/01 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
08/03 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
08/05 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
08/07 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
08/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
08/10 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
08/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
08/15 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
08/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
08/18 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
08/20 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
08/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08/23 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
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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!