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 the tour, citing unspecified “scheduling conflicts.” The announcement came in an October 27 Associated Press report based upon a statement from his publicist, and LL Cool J was a no show at the October 22 concert in Dallas, TX. No replacement has been named as of yet.
Jackson’s next shows are on October 28 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI and on November 1 in Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. As of press time, the show at the Palace was still on the venue’s website. There are no more dates on her itinerary, but some of her rescheduled shows should show up soon if she decides to make them up. If not, ticket holders, who waited for a rescheduled show, can get a refund at the point of purchase. Credit card buyers will get their refund automatically on their statements.
Jackson was set to return to the concert stage on October 11 but that show wound up being canceled. She finally resumed her tour on October 15 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
LL Cool J had been on the road supporting his two-year delayed album “Exit 13,” that was released in September.