Janet Jackson Announces 2008 Rock Witchu Concert Tour

The iconic performer will pull from her celebrated collection of music which has sold over 100 million albums worldwide

Janet Jackson, who has undeniably influenced pop culture with over a 100 million album sold, countless hit singles, awards and accolades, announced the launch of her Rock Witchu tour on the Ellen DeGeneres Monday, May 19.

This is Jackson's first tour in over seven years and is expected to feature the hit songs and innovative dance routines that have made her one of the most celebrated artists in history.

The Live Nation produced tour kicking off in Vancouver, BC on September 10th, will feature dates in DC, New Jersey, Montreal, and Toronto to name a few and is expected to hit major markets as it travels across the country. Tickets go on sale for the first shows beginning Saturday, June 7th, and are available at www.livenation.com.

Confirmed dates are listed below with more dates to be announced shortly.

Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 tour was the biggest selling debut world-wide tour in history. The tour solidified her status as a trailblazing entertainer with cutting edge choreography, unparalleled stage production, theatrics and spectacles, winning over audiences across the board and breaking global box office records along the way.

She wowed the world with over 100 performances in 90 cities. The first international shows were in Japan, where she sold out the Tokyo Dome (48,000 capacity) with four shows in seven minutes, creating the record for the fastest sell out in the history of the Tokyo Dome.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning June 2 at 10am ET through Citi's Private Pass Program(R). For complete presale details visit: www.privatepass.citi.com.

"We are excited to offer Citi(R) cardmembers special access to the newly-announced Janet Jackson 2008 tour," said Vik Atal, Chairman and CEO, Citi Cards. "The tour is a great example of the benefits of our alliance with Live Nation which enables us to provide our cardmembers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences through our unique Private Pass Program."

Jackson has launched www.JanetFanClub.com, a dedicated tour website for the Rock Witchu Tour where the public can sign up for access to presale tickets, exclusive content, contests and worldwide community of Jackson fans and more. Pre-registration has now begun for the website, which will go live on May 28th, with early access to presale ticketing starting May 30th at 10am. Registrants will have the ability to access future presales for additional dates as they are announced.

Jackson has left an indelible mark on pop music selling more than 100 million albums and as a female artist having achieved the number one spot on Billboard Magazine's Top 200 Album Chart 6 times, is among the top 3 of all time for a female artist. She is the only performer male or female to be nominated for Grammy Awards in each of the Pop, Rock, Dance, Rap and R&B categories, and the first female recording artist of color to be nominated for a Producer of the Year Grammy.

With literally hundreds of awards and nominations from everyone from the American Music Awards where she holds the title for most nominations from one album, to MTV where she was awarded the first ICON award, to the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Radio Music Awards, World Music Awards, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NAACP, etc., the recognitions of her musical contributions are astounding.


September 10 Vancouver, BC GM Place
September 29 Montreal, QC Centre Bell
October 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
October 15 Washington, DC Verizon Center
October 17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center



Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at www.livenation.com under the "About Us" section.

Source: Live Nation
LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2008/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

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(above) Janet Jackson and Steve Starr at Rumba, Chicago, September 7, 2006.  Photo by Alexandre Brum.

(above) Rumba owner Edwin Rios and family enjoy the evening. Photo by Steve Starr

Janet Jackson CD
20 Y.0

 Since the release of her 1986 groundbreaking album Control, Janet Jackson has done just that by taking control of her career. Her groundbreaking musical style, compelling music videos and show stopping performances have impacted the world, making her an international iconic superstar. Janet's new album 20 Y.O. is the celebration of her 20 years since taking control and shows why she remains a staple in mainstream popular music. From Amazon.com.

Track Listings
1. 20 (Intro)
2. So Excited - Janet Jackson, Khia
3. Show Me
4. Get It out Me
5. Do It 2 Me
6. This Body
7. 20 Part 2 (Interlude)
8. With U
9. Call on Me - Janet Jackson,
10. 20 Part 3 (Interlude)
11. Daybreak
12. Enjoy
13. 20 Part 4 (Interlude)
14. Take Care
15. Love 2 Love
16. 20 Part 5 (Outro)