MILWAUKEE (Sept. 10, 2015) – Demand for Janet Jackson’s UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR continues at an unprecedented pace. The recent BET Awards’ Ultimate Icon honoree, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist announced a 3rd North American leg stopping at the BMO Harris Bradley Center (BMOHBC) on June 5. The show will be a high-profile addition to the Center’s already star-studded season, which includes three concerts by country legend Garth Brooks later this month and The Who’s 50th Anniversary Tour in October.
“As we begin our new season, our concert programming is really heating up for the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and for music fans across the entire region,” said Steve Costello, the Center’s president and CEO. “Janet Jackson is one of the most successful recording artists in pop music, selling more than 160 million records and holding the record for most consecutive top 10 hits. She has truly been a fan favorite here at the Center, and we are delighted to welcome her back.”
“We appreciate having artists return time and again to the Center, and having Janet Jackson back for a fifth time is a real win for us and her fans,” said Costello. “Not only is Jackson a best-selling artist, she is also one of the most awarded artists in history. On the heels of our Garth Brooks announcement a few weeks ago, Ms. Jackson’s appearance adds another wonderful artist that broadens our concert programming for this season, ensuring our 28th season at the BMOHBC will be a truly exciting and memorable one for sports and entertainment fans throughout Milwaukee and all across Wisconsin.”
All dates on the UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR are being co-produced by Miss Jackson’s Rhythm Nation. In addition to Live Nation and Rhythm Nation, other concert promoters include Nederlander Concerts, Jam Productions, Another Planet Entertainment, and such promoters as Bamp and Tommy Meharey. Additional worldwide concerts will be announced at a later date.
American Express® Card Members and fans who pre-order the album can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, Sept. 14 at 10:00 a.m. local through Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 p.m. local. Fans who pre-order the album before Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 p.m. can buy tickets early at janetjackson.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 a.m. at ticketmaster.com. Recently, JANET changed forever the way music owners experience her concerts. Music owners receive a special code giving them VIP ticket access, eligibility for backstage views, private glimpses of JANET’s awards, memorabilia, costumes and never before seen private photographs as well as the opportunity to get private messages to JANET before and after each show. This unprecedented access to the live event has never been attempted for music owners, who in JANET’s eyes are extraordinary, generous and loving. There will be more surprises for people who own JANET’s music. There will be “No Sleeep“ until she sees you in your city.
The UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR kicked off on Aug. 31 in Vancouver, BC and includes nearly 90 stops in cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. In their review from opening night, the New York Times says Janet is “an enduring influence across Pop and R&B” and “Her Unbreakable tour touched on as many hits as possible, grouping the songs by persona and tempo. She was the woman taking charge (funk), the joyfully loyal lover (upbeat pop), the ballad singer, the woman left lonely (midtempo R&B), the party girl (dance-club beats), the rocker (with guitar up front) and, in the end, the idealist.” USA Today says “Janet Jackson kicked off her Unbreakable tour with a superhuman performance” and “Janet slays…”; Rolling Stonehails Janet’s performance as “Propulsive,” and Vibe as “Flawless,” also adding that the Queen of Pop has “…begun her global takeover.”
Janet and the UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR were trending both on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day following the tour’s opening night with fans quickly setting social media on fire upon seeing the first images from the tour and hearing some of the new music including a scorching song, “Burn It Up,” with hip-hop innovator, Missy Elliot. The song was produced by long time Janet collaborators, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and will be featured on her forthcoming album, , due this Fall. The album has already been celebrated by critics, with Entertainment Weekly calling it “Powerful,” Rolling Stone referring to it as “Soulful,” and the New York Times exclaiming “Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable is Right On Time.”
The first single from the new album, “No Sleeep,” entered the Top Ten on the Urban AC and Billboard Hot R&B Songs charts only two weeks after being released. This week, nearly 10 weeks after its release, the song, now featuring J. Cole is enjoying its third week at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart.
Janet Jackson, iconic music artist, multi-award-winning songwriter, producer, singer, Oscar and Golden Globe nominee and winner of the NAACP Best Sporting Actor award, publisher, choreographer, dancer, Number One New York Times Best Selling Author, businessperson, and philanthropist, is the of biggest-selling, most influential artists in popular music history. Having won 6 GRAMMY® Awards, along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET honors, and Billboard Music Awards, stands as one of the most prolific artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, her music and artistry have opened doors through which other top artists have followed, while acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.
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