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Janet Jackson tour image courtesy of Live Nation
Janet Jackson tour image courtesy of Live Nation

Janet Jackson bringing highest-grossing tour to Darien Lake Amphitheater


Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:45 am

With special guest & hip-hop legend Nelly

√ General on-sale begins Friday at LiveNation.com

Live Nation Press Release

One year after announcing her highly anticipated return to the road with her ninth concert tour, “Together Again,” today five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Janet Jackson reveals she will be adding 35 dates to the run. In addition, Nelly will join Jackson on tour across all dates as her special guest.

Ms. Jackson’s “Together Again” Tour 2024 builds on the success of the 2023 run, the icon’s highest-selling trek of her career, which featured 36 sold-out shows and received rave reviews from fans and press.

Okayplayer said, “Janet has still got it, serving as our beloved sex symbol, superstar, and Queen of Pop that no one has come close to emulating.”

The Chicago Tribune confirmed, “Being a performer, a showstopper, a true delight is not just what Janet Jackson does. It is who she is.”

The Boston Globe claimed, “Jackson is a killer live act.”

Produced by Live Nation, the new leg of this tour will start in summer, and include a stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center on Friday, July 5.

The “Together Again” Tour will offer everyone the chance to reunite with Ms. Jackson in celebration of her 50th anniversary in entertainment and spotlight the milestones for three of Jackson’s most critically acclaimed albums: 25 years of “The Velvet Rope,” 30 years of “janet,” and 35 years of “Rhythm Nation.” featuring her biggest chart-topping hits.

In addition, fans can expect the three-time Grammy Award-winner and Diamond-selling hip-hop sensation Nelly to deliver a powerhouse performance, showcasing his greatest hits and cherished fan favorites spanning the past two decades.

Tickets will be available with presales that start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, and continue throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale at 10 a.m. Friday at LiveNation.com.

Fans can also purchase VIP packages, which may include premium tickets, meet & greet and photo opportunity with Janet Jackson, preshow VIP lounge, collectible VIP concert ticket and more. For more information, visit VIPnation.com.

More About Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her five Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award, along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of biggest-selling artists in popular music history.

With sales of over 180 million records worldwide, Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. She is the recordholder for the biggest-selling debut tour in history and is the first woman to debut in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 charts. She also stands as one of only four artists to have a No. 1 album for four successive decades (alongside Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen and U2). Even today, she continues to make an undeniable impact.

In 2018, her last single, “Made for Now” with Daddy Yankee, released by her own Rhythm Nation Records, hit No. 1 on the Dance Clubs Songs chart, making it her 20th single on the chart in the span of her career. In 2019, she was inducted the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside her brothers and, in that same year, her critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, “Metamorphosis,” closed out to record-breaking ticket sales with only 18 dates at the Park MGM's Park Theater.

As reported by Billboard Boxscore, the legendary singer, dancer, songwriter, producer and actress is among the biggest Vegas performers of this decade, ahead of Celine Dion (2011), Britney Spears (2013) and the Backstreet Boys (2017). Her critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary “Janet Jackson.” brought in over 20 million viewers in one week.

On Feb. 4, 2021, Jackson’s iconic mega Platinum-selling third album, “Control,” turned 35. The album also returned to the top of the charts, hitting No. 1 on the Apple Top 40 US Pop Album chart. Led by five chart-busting hit singles – “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “Nasty,” “Control,” “When I Think Of You” – with their complementary, tightly choreographed music videos – and “Let’s Wait Awhile,” “Control” became Jackson’s first No. 1 pop album.

The album also made Billboard chart history for having the longest continuous run on the Hot 100 with singles from one album, ultimately tallying a remarkable 65 consecutive weeks from that perch. To date, “Control” has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

More About Nelly

A savvy rapper with crossover appeal, Nelly seemed like a novelty when he debuted with the Top 10 pop hit “Country Grammar (Hot...)” in 2000, but he quickly proved to be a legitimate hitmaker with “Hot in Herre,” “Dilemma” and “Shake Ya Tailfeather” – and those three only account for a fraction of his Hot 100-topping and Grammy-winning hits.

These feats built the foundation of a career that boasts six consecutive Top 10 albums, from the Diamond “Country Grammar” (2000) to the Platinum “5.0” (2010) and “The Fix” (2015), leading to warmly received collaborations in the 2020s.

Amidst his recent studio recording sessions, Nelly is actively promoting his freshly introduced moonshine brand, "MoShine," preparing some huge entrepreneurial announcements and unveiling his latest philanthropic initiative, 314 Education.

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