OMG, Janet Jackson Plays the Bill Graham April 20, 2011! “Up Close and Personal Tour” to Promote “Number Ones”

First off, somebody let Janet out of her cage. That should improve her attitude tout de suite:

Well, maybe not:

Anyway, she’ll be packing the BG in Civic Center before you know it.

All the deets:

JANET JACKSON’S Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour Standing Room Only

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 — The Iconic Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour” has sold out across North America in record time.  The 35 city tour has been making headlines due to this being Janet’s largest world tour ever. Janet is the fastest selling single artist performance ticket this year. The show has sold out multiple nights in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Atlantic City as well as single nights in Atlanta and Santa Barbara (Janet now ranks as one of the fastest sold out shows in the 25 year History of the Santa Barbara Bowl) prompting the Blackglama and Universal Music sponsored tour to add the following cities:

Hidalgo, TX March 3rd
State Farm Arena

Austin, TX April 4th
Austin City Limits
Live at Moody Theater

Omaha, NE April 5th
Qwest Theater

Additional performances have been added to the following cities:

Chicago, Il March 9th
Chicago Theater

Toronto, On, Canada March 13th
Sony Center for the Performing Arts

New York, NY March 21st
Radio City Music Hall

Washington DC March 24th
DAR Constitution Hall

Los Angeles, CA April 16th
Gibson Amphitheater

San Francisco, CA April 20th
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Go on an Escapade, after the jump

Janet Jackson’s official website sold over 96% of the presale tickets for the North America Tour on the first day of presales.  The “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour” is the first time Janet has hit the road since her record breaking appearance at The Essence Music Festival.  These performances will be Janet’s largest ever world tour celebrating, for the first time, the Icon’s 35 number one hits in 35 global cities. Janet still holds the record for the most successful debut concert tour by a recording artist with her 1990 “Rhythm Nation Tour” and is continuing to shatter records.

Janet enlisted her fans to help schedule the cities of her largest tour yet. Fans submitted suggestions to to have their city selected.  Janet will kick off the start of her tour February 4th in Manila, Philippines.  This tour will focus on venues that will allow Janet to be up close and personal in a much more intimate setting.  In each selected cityJANET will offer something different to her performance so no show will be the same.  This tour is JANET more revealed, more intimate, and more personal than ever before. Don’t look for special effects. Just look at Janet.

In each of the 35 cities Janet will recognize 20 young people under 20 whose lives and work have enriched their communities in a major way. “I want to meet 20 young leaders who are changing their communities for the better.  I’m asking my fans and their friends, parents, relatives, neighbors and teachers to nominate five people to qualify as one of the 20 under 20 in each city. The 20 people chosen and the person who nominated them will be VIP guests at my show. I will invite the 20 sponsors and the 20 winners to the concert and backstage. There are many young people changing the word and I want them to be recognized during my tour.  I want to learn from them how they are changing the world.  You all know someone who is making a difference, so get in touch. You can nominate them on JANETJACKSON.COM,” said the Icon.

Janet is nominated for a Best Actress NAACP Image Award for her performance in “Why Did I Get Married Too.” For which she also co wrote the theme song, “Nothing.” The ballad achieved number one iTunes status.  “Nothing” is in contention for best original song in a motion picture according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ®. Janetcurrently stars in Tyler Perry’s successful and critically acclaimed motion picture, “For Colored Girls.”

Her upcoming book, “True You” is being published by Karen Hunter Publishing, an imprint of Gallery Books at Simon & Schuster. “True You” will be in stores on February 15th. Janet’s first book will reveal her unique, never before revealed perspective on self esteem. “True You” chronicles Janet’s lifelong struggles with weight and self-esteem.  Though not a biography,JANET shares intimate stories from her past, present and until now private communications, from her fans on their mutual struggles. “We took this journey together and if my fans had not been so open with me about their problems, I don’t believe I would have been able to share this truth,” said JANET.  “True You” features information from Janet’s personal nutritionist, David Allen, a detailed food and menu plane including never before published recipes, created specially for JANET, by Chef Andre of kathy ireland Worldwide’s Acafe, and finally JANET’s personal journey with her long time and award winning, personal trainer, Tony Martinez. “Everyone is not blessed to have someone like Tony who makes being healthy and fit fun. Being able to share Tony’s gifts with my fans, especially young people, is very motivating to me. Tony is a genius,” continued JANET.  The book is a self help, healing guide of hope where Janet will use anecdotes from her life to illustrate the power of self acceptance and love.

JANET JACKSON is managed exclusively by JDJ Entertainment and Sterling Winters Company.

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