The icon/diva Janet Jackson made her way back to the east coast this weekend as her ‘Number Ones’ tour returned to the Tri-state area, this time stopping at New Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center. The 45-year-old diva hasn’t lost her luster and ability to pack a venue, so on Saturday night (August 6) Jackson’s fans piled into the venue, causing a substantial back-up on the Garden State parkway to see the icon in action. Jackson did not disappoint and in ‘Black Cat’-inspired outfit (black tank and faded black jeans), she took her fans back to the late ‘80s as she set things off with hits from her 1986 album ‘Control.’
With a bevy of hits and ‘Number Ones’ under her belt, Ms. Jackson rocked the Jersey crowd for close to two hours, with some breaks in between and minimal wardrobe changes. Running through her catalogue, Jackson bounced back and forth from her platinum albums and rocked out to ‘Miss You Much,’ ‘Escapade,’ ‘All For You,’ ‘That’s the Way Love Goes,’ ‘If‘ and ‘Scream.’ Janet attempted to wrap up the show with ‘Rhythm Nation’ but came back after concertgoers began chanting her name for a solid five minutes. Janet returned to the stage and delivered her vocals from Herb Abert’s ‘Diamonds’ before launching into ‘The Best Things in Life Are Free.’ Janet closed out her 90-minute-plus set with ‘Together Again,’ featuring a montage of photos of her and the late great King of Pop. Check out video of Janet’s performance this past weekend.