Janet Jackson Tour Coming to Music City

Janet Jackson’s newest tour, in support of her 12th album “Black Diamond,” will come to Nashville at Bridgestone Arena in July.

By Tribune Staff

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville is among the stops for Janet Jackson’s latest national and global tour. She announced Monday that she’ll be back on the road in 2020, doing a companion tour to promote her latest studio LP “Black Diamond,” which will be her 12th. Jackson said that the upcoming show will combine music from “Black Diamond” with songs from her other albums, most notably “Rhythm Nation 1814.” That LP, arguably her finest, just celebrated its 30th anniversary.

This will be Jackson’s first extensive stint on the road since the 2015 Unbreakable World Tour. She’ll be in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena July 10. Overall, she’ll be making stops in 34 North American cities, beginning June 24 at Miami’s American Airlines Arena. Other stops will include New York City, Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles and Vancouver before wrapping up Aug. 23 in Tacoma, Wash. (There are also slots for the New Orleans’ Essence Festival and Cincinnati’s Cincinnati Music Festival.)

Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday via Live Nation. Presales began Tuesday. Though no firm release date has yet been set for “Black Diamond,” it’s expected to be released prior to the tour on Jackson’s Rhythm Nation imprint/BMG.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday (Feb. 13) via Live Nation, with presales for the tour beginning Tuesday (Feb. 11) at 12 p.m. local time. While a release date for Black Diamond has yet to be announced, the album is expected to be released in 2020 via Jackson’s Rhythm Nation imprint and BMG.

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