Janet Jackson State of the World Tour

Janet Jackson is back in action and performing at a caliber above pop stars many years her junior. The 51-year-old icon kicked off her State of the World Tour on September 7th 2017 with a stop in Lafayette, Louisiana, and she brought an impressive, career-spanning setlist and some of her fiercest choreography in years. Proceeds from the September 9, 2017 concert at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas were donated to relief efforts supporting evacuees of Hurricane Harvey; Janet met with Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center prior to the performance. The tour is set to conclude with a concert at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on December 17, 2017. State of The World Tour tour is a continuation of 2015’s Unbreakable World Tour, which was postponed after Janet announced that she was pregnant. The show received a new name and an updated setlist that includes many fan favorites as well as cuts from her 11th LP, 2015’s Unbreakable. The show includes fan favorites from her chart-topping 'Unbreakable' album, an array of her socially conscious music she's released throughout her career, and other smash hits and soon-to-be released new tracks with a state of the art live production! 

The living legend opened the evening with a video that boldly condemned racism, white supremacy, and domestic terrorism in America and paid tribute to several unarmed black men who lost their lives after police shootings. The video transitioned into an opening performance of her Rhythm Nation call to action, “The Knowledge.” Janet entered the stage from behind a screen that proclaimed “Justice For All” and delivered strong vocals. From there, she moved through a collection of 35 hit tracks including “Feedback,” “Nasty,” “If,” and “Rhythm Nation.” It was a welcome return to form for the hitmaker, and fans took to Twitter to rave and share footage from the new debut.

The State of the World Tour is set to run through December 17, and it will take Janet across North America, visiting many of the venues originally scheduled for the Unbreakable World Tour
 
Setlist:

1. “The Knowledge”

2. “State of the World”

3. “Burnitup!”

4. “Nasty”

5. “Feedback”

6. “Miss You Much”

7. “Alright”

8. “You Want This”

9. “Control”

10. “What Have You Done For Me Lately”

11. “The Pleasure Principle”

12. “Escapade”

13. “When I Think Of You”

14. “All For You”

15. “All Nite (Don’t Stop)”

16. “Again” (Video Intro)

17. “Twenty Foreplay”

18. “Where Are You Now”

19. “Come Back To Me”

20. “The Body That Loves You”

21. “Spending Time With You”

22. “No Sleep”

23. “Got ‘Til It’s Gone”

24. “That’s The Way Love Goes”

25. “Island Life”

26. “Throb”

27. “Together Again”

28. “What About”

29. “If”

30. “Rhythm Nation”

31. “Black Eagle”

32. “New Agenda”

33. “Damn Baby”

34. “I Get Lonely”

35. “Well Traveled”

 

Date

Place, State

Venue

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Lafayette, LA

Cajundome**

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Little Rock, AR

Verizon Arena

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Albuquerque, NM

Isleta Amphitheater

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Phoenix, AZ

Talking Stick Resort Arena**

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Anaheim, CA

Honda Center

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fresno, CA

Save Mart Center**

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena**

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Seattle, WA

Key Arena

Friday, September 29, 2017

Portland, OR

Moda Center

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Reno, NV

Grand Sierra Resort & Casino**

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Sacramento, CA

Golden 1 Center**

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Concord, CA

Concord Pavilion

Saturday, October 07, 2017

San Diego, CA

Valley View Casino Center**

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Events Center**

Monday, October 16, 2017

Salt Lake City, UT

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center Arena

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

Saturday, October 21, 2017

St. Louis, MO

Chaifetz Arena

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Milwaukee, WI

BMO Harris Bradley Center

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Moline, IL

iWireless Center

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Chicago, IL

Allstate Arena

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Toledo, OH

The Huntington Center

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena**

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena**

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre**

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Buffalo, NY

KeyBank Center**

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Providence, RI

Dunkin Donuts Center

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Manchester, NH

SNHU Arena

Friday, November 10, 2017

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bethlehem, PA

Sands Bethlehem Events Center

Monday, November 13, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Baltimore, MD

Royal Farms Arena

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Indianapolis, IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Columbus, OH

Schottenstein Center

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA

PPG Paints Arena

Friday, December 01, 2017

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena

Monday, December 04, 2017

Lexington, KY

Rupp Arena**

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Memphis, TN

FedEx Forum**

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena**

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Birmingham, Al

The BJCC

Monday, December 11, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL

BB&T Center

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk Scope Arena

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Columbia, SC

Colonial Life Arena

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena