Janet Jackson Announces Rock Witchu Tour

Janet Jackson, who has undeniably influenced pop culture with over a 100 million album sold, countless hit singles, awards and accolades, announced the launch of her Rock Witchu tour on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday.  This is Jackson’s first tour in over seven years and is expected to feature the hit songs and innovative dance routines that have made her one of the most celebrated artists in history.

The Live Nation produced tour kicking off in Vancouver, BC on September 10th, will feature dates in DC, New Jersey, Montreal, and Toronto to name a few and is expected to hit major markets as it travels across the country. Tickets go on sale for the first shows beginning Saturday, June 7th, and are available at www.livenation.com.  Confirmed dates are listed below with more dates to be announced shortly.

Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 tour was the biggest selling debut world-wide tour in history.  The tour solidified her status as a trailblazing entertainer with cutting edge choreography, unparalleled stage production, theatrics and spectacles, winning over audiences across the board and breaking global box office records along the way.  She wowed the world with over 100 performances in 90 cities.  The first international shows were in Japan, where she sold out the Tokyo Dome (48,000 capacity) with four shows in seven minutes, creating the record for the fastest sell out in the history of the Tokyo Dome.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning June 2 at 10am ET through Citi’s Private Pass Program(R).  For complete presale details visit: www.privatepass.citi.com.  “We are excited to offer Citi(R) cardmembers special access to the newly-announced Janet Jackson 2008 tour,” said Vik Atal, Chairman and CEO, Citi Cards.  “The tour is a great example of the benefits of our alliance with Live Nation which enables us to provide our cardmembers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences through our unique Private Pass Program.”

Jackson has launched www.JanetFanClub.com, a dedicated tour website for the Rock Witchu Tour where the public can sign up for access to presale tickets, exclusive content, contests and worldwide community of Jackson fans and more.  Pre-registration has now begun for the website, which will go live on May 28th, with early access to presale ticketing starting May 30th at 10am. Registrants will have the ability to access future presales for additional dates as they are announced. To find out more, visit www.JanetFanClub.com starting May 28th.

Jackson has left an indelible mark on pop music selling more than 100 million albums and as a female artist having achieved the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Album Chart 6 times, is among the top 3 of all time for a female artist.  She is the only performer male or female to be nominated for Grammy Awards in each of the Pop, Rock, Dance, Rap and R&B categories, and the first female recording artist of color to be nominated for a Producer of the Year Grammy.  With literally hundreds of awards and nominations from everyone from the American Music Awards where she holds the title for most nominations from one album, to MTV where she was awarded the first ICON award, to the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Radio Music Awards, World Music Awards, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NAACP, etc., the recognitions of her musical contributions are astounding.

JANET JACKSON ROCK WITCHU TOUR

DATE                 CITY                     VENUE
September 10         Vancouver, BC            GM Place
September 29         Montreal, QC             Centre Bell
October 13           Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre
October 15           Washington, DC           Verizon Center
October 17           East Rutherford, NJ      Izod Center

*** MORE CITIES/DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

ABOUT LIVE NATION:

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