In 2015, Janet Jackson released her Unbreakable album, seven years after dropping Discipline. Now, the world-renowned artist will keep up with the momentum of debuting new music with the announcement of her twelfth studio album, Black Diamond.
On Monday (Feb. 10), Jackson took to her social media accounts to share the exciting news with her fans, noting that a world tour is on the horizon as well. “I’ve heard all your wishes and I’m working on my new album and going on a new World Tour this summer titled Black Diamond. I’m so excited to share this new era with you,” she wrote.
On Instagram, the “Rock With U” singer explained the meaning behind the album’s title and how it’ll reflect a certain chapter of her life. “Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy,” she began. “There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength.”
Hey U Guys!
I’ve heard all your wishes and I’m working on my new album and going on a new World Tour this summer titled “Black Diamond.” I’m so excited to share this new era with you.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) February 10, 2020
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Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled ✨ “Black Diamond”. ✨ — Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength. — I love u guys so much and I’m #SoExcited to share this new era with you. See u soon! #BlackDiamond 🖤💎🍓😘 — A special pre-sale code will be sent ONLY to my mailing list subscribers tomorrow, Feb. 11! Click link in bio to sign-up for my mailing list on my website 🤗 Tickets go on-sale to the general public on February 13 at 12 pm!
The highly-decorated artist will kick off the tour on June 24 in Miami, Florida before wrapping up the trek on August 23 in Tacoma, Washington. Tickets will hit Live Nation on Thursday (Feb. 13). European dates will be announced in the near future.
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, DC – 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 24 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars 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