Janet Jackson is an American pop singer, and the youngest sibling in the famous Jackson family, which also includes brother Michael Jackson. She has released a total of 10 albums, including her 1982 self-titled debut and most recent endeavor, 2008’s “Discipline.” Throughout her career, Jackson has tried to set herself apart from her famous brothers with her status as a sex symbol and frequent forays into acting. While she remains an iconic figure in American pop and R&B music, her status as a touring act has steadily declined since her heyday in the ’80s and early ’90s. Her most recent arena tour in 2008 and was not well received by critics, though it initially received media hype for being her first world tour in about seven years. The entire tour was plagued slow ticket sales and the end of the tour was marred by a serious of cancellations due to illness that many in the press interpreted as a reaction on Jackson’s part to disappointing sales in an increasing number of North American markets.

Janet Jackson tour gets ‘Up Close and Personal’ with spring concerts
EDITOR’S NOTE: Since this article’s original publication on January 18, Janet Jackson has expanded her North American tour by five dates. The itinerary below has been updated to reflect Jackson’s current schedule as of January 26. Though her last North American tour didn’t fare so well, Janet Jackson is... Read more
NKOTBSB, Janet Jackson tickets on sale throughout the weekend
Tickets for Janet Jackson’s recently announced concert tour, as well as tickets to several upcoming concerts from both the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block are on sale throughout the weekend ending January 17 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this weekend’s onsales are tickets to Janet... Read more
Janet Jackson tour postpones Japanese dates due to economy
Japan will have to wait for Janet Jackson’s Rock Witchu tour until later this year. The Grammy winning singer was scheduled to perform five shows from February 14-22, but the upcoming tour has been postponed “due to the impact of economic crisis,” according to her Japanese promoter, Kyodo Yokohama.... Read more
No more ‘Discipline’: Janet Jackson tour cancels make-up dates
It turns out that Janet Jackson will not reschedule her previously postponed concerts due to conflicts in her schedule, according to a post on her Web site. The seven affected cities include Montreal, QC; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Greensboro, NC; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Uncasville, CT; and Syracuse, NY. Jackson... Read more
LL Cool J drops out of Janet Jackson tour
Janet Jackson just can not get a break on her first North American tour in seven years. First, she had to cancel a string of nine concerts because of migraine-associated vertigo that causes dizziness and imbalance. Now, she lost her opening act. Rapper LL Cool J pulled out of... Read more
Janet Jackson tour to resume after recovery from vertigo
Janet Jackson has finally revealed what ailed her in her eight concert cancellations: bouts of migraine-associated vertigo. The symptoms of vertigo include dizziness and imbalance. Now with the cat out of the bag in regards to her mystery illness, Jackson plans to resume her first tour in seven years... Read more
Janet Jackson tour axes two more shows as illness continues
Janet Jackson‘s October 11 concert at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, was supposed to be her comeback show after a string of postponements because of an undisclosed illness. But one day after the announcement of her return came news of yet another postponed show, now numbering seven, since she... Read more
Janet Jackson tour returns to the road after multiple cancellations
After cancelling six shows for health reasons, Janet Jackson returns to her Rock Witchu tour October 11 in Uncasville, CT, at the Mohegan Sun Arena. “Janet, who has been under her doctor’s care and recuperating over the last week, is excited about getting back on the road and again... Read more
Janet Jackson tour date cancellations and postponements continue
Having already cancelled four concerts recently, Janet Jackson has postponed three more shows because of an undisclosed illness. Affected shows are October 4 in Greensboro, NC; October 5 in Atlanta, GA; and October 7in Fort Lauderdale, FL. All refunds are available at the point of purchase, but ticket holders... Read more
Janet Jackson tour cancels more shows due to illness
After postponing her September 27 show at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan due to “production constraints,” Janet Jackson recently cancelled three more shows due to health reasons. According to published reports, she was hospitalized at Royal Victoria Hospital on September 29 following the sound check and shortly... Read more