Janet Jackson has announced the schedule for her Black Diamond World Tour in support of her upcoming twelfth studio album, Black Diamond.
Jackson said the tour will see her perform music from Black Diamond, as well as songs from the rest of her hit records, including from her 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814.
The first leg of the tour will commence on June 24 with a show at Miami’s American Airlines Arena and will have stops in 34 cities, including New York City, Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles and Vancouver.
The final concert will be on August 23 in Tacoma, Washington. The tour includes headlining shows at New Orleans’ Essence Festival and Cincinnati’s Cincinnati Music Festival as well.
Jackson recently talked about the new album’s title in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.”
“It’s the toughest of the stones—of the diamonds—to cut. And I heard that immediately as it’s hardest to hurt and destroy. And I’ve come to realize in recent years that I’m incredibly strong. I see myself as this rock,” she said.
Jackson’s last new album was Unbreakable, released in October 2015. Last year, she reissued Rhythm Nation 1814 to mark the celebration of the album’s 30th anniversary.
Black Diamond World Tour 2020 Dates:
June 24 — Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
June 26 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
June 27 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
June 29 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
July 1 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 3 — New Orleans, LA @ Essence Festival*
July 5 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
July 7 — Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
July 9 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 10 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
July 12 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
July 14 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 17 — Mashantucket, CT @ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino*
July 18 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 21 — Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
July 22 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 25 — Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Music Festival
July 27 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 28 — Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
July 31 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
August 1 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
August 3 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
August 5 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
August 7 — San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
August 9 — Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
August 10 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
August 12 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
August 15 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
August 17 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 18 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
August 20 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 22 — Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
August 23 — Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
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