Is Janet Jackson gearing up to hit the road again? If new Ticketmaster listings hold true, then the answer could be… “yes.”
The 50-year-old legend made headlines the world over last April when she halted her ‘Unbreakable World Tour’ to “plan a family.”
Jackson was pregnant and this January gave birth to son Eissa Al Mana.
And while fans were told to hold on to their tickets ahead of the rescheduling of dates, folk weren’t expecting to see Jackson back in action soon.
Now, it appears she may be on the comeback trail much faster than initially thought.
A sect of observant ticket holders noted a change in their Ticketmaster accounts as pertains to the show.
Boasting new dates, some listed in September and others through to December, the trek is listed as the ‘Janet Jackson: State Of The World Tour.’
The name is lifted from a track on her mega-selling and critically acclaimed ‘Rhythm Nation’ album.
Could these be real shows or merely placeholder dates? Time will tell. But whatever the case, it would appear Jackson is is readying…something.
The news comes at a pivotal time for the superstar singer.
As widely reported, she recently separated from husband of five years Wissam Al Mana; with confirmation coming just three months after the birth of Eissa.
She is in the throes of a split from husband Wissam Al Mana, but Janet Jackson looked happier than ever as she emerged for the first time with her baby boy Eissa.
The singer, 50, who gave birth to her first child three months ago, beamed with pride as she strolled around a London park on Wednesday.
She gazed adoringly at her baby boy as she pushed him in a high end Stokke pram accompanied by a female companion.
She was dressed in an all-black tracksuit and matching sneakers.
The Rhythm Nation star separated from her Qatari billionaire husband of five years earlier this month.
Sources now claim that cultural differences took a toll on their relationship.
‘Wissam wanted a wife who stuck more with the Muslim traditions,’ a source told Us Weekly.
‘She felt like she couldn’t be herself anymore,’ shared the insider. ‘She couldn’t settle down and be what he wanted her to be. Janet wanted more freedom.’
The source added: ‘Janet felt hidden away from her family. She missed them.’
Since the news of her marriage split, Janet has been seen a couple of times in London after being somewhat out of the limelight during her marriage.
‘It’s really unusual to see her out of the house because she hardly seems to venture out at all,’ a source told People Wednesday.
‘Apart from a few people, she hasn’t really had any visitors,’ the source added. ‘After the baby was born, Wissam was at the house all the time, but in the past month, he’s barely been there at all.’
However, on Tuesday Wissam was seen arriving, along with his entourage, at the townhouse he shared with the star.
He delivered two huge bags of toys, as well as a number of balloons, before leaving the mansion with a bag and a suitcase and being driven away in a chauffeured car.
The sister of the late Michael Jackson wed Al Mana, reputed to be worth more than $100 million, in 2012 and their son was born on January 3.
It’s been reported that the couple’s pre-nuptial agreement stated that a substantial financial payout would only be payable if the marriage lasted five years.
Since it’s believed that they wed in early 2012, Janet cold now be entitled to a substantial chunk of Al Mana’s fortune.
Janet Jackson spotted for the first time since splitting up with Wissam Al Mana.
Janet Jackson’s now back on the market as it was recently confirmed that she is on track to divorce her husband of five years, Wissam Al Mana.
A source who works closely with the couple revealed that Jackson felt like Al Mana had become too controlling of her and hated the effect it was having on her career.
Now, since the news broke, Miss Jackson was spotted out and about on her own, and she seems to be in a happy place, despite the situation.
“It drove her crazy and she felt she was losing her fan base.”
The singer was on an ice-cream run with husband Wissam Al Mana.
While Janet, 50, has yet to officially announce the pregnancy, her brother Jermaine confirmed the baby news to “Extra” in May.
Jermaine said, “Janet’s my baby… She’s pregnant,” adding, “She’s like a baby to me, a baby having a baby, but at the same time, she’s my little sister. I’m an uncle again, which I’m very proud of. I wish them both the best. If they need any baby skills, I’m the best at it ’cause they all say I have the most kids.”
When asked how she was feeling, Jermaine shared, “She’s doing great.”
Janet postponed the European leg of her Unbreakable tour in April, revealing in a video that she and her husband were planning their family, but never specifically said she was with child.
Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child, just weeks before her 50th birthday, Entertainment Tonight reported Wednesday. The news comes a month after Jackson announced she would postpone her tour to “focus on her family” with husband Wissam Al Mana.
Jackson’s initial postponement in early April–in which she said she was under doctor’s orders to rest–led fans to worry that she was dealing with something scarier, such as cancer. Clearly, this news is much better to hear. There’s been no official word yet from the Jackson camp on the pregnancy, but that shouldn’t stop us from picking out baby names should it?
Janet Jackson on Saturday returned to the stage after a four-month hiatus for mysterious health reasons, bringing her energetic dance show to Dubai.
The pop superstar performed in the Gulf emirate as the entertainer to close the Dubai World Cup, the world’s most lucrative horse race.
She went ahead with the show following a series of cancellations which included an abrupt delay of the entire European portion of her “Unbreakable” tour.
With a troupe of choreographed dancers gliding behind her, Jackson put on a medley of hits including her classic “Control” and the more recent and funkier “All Nite (Don’t Stop).”
Jackson — whose 2004 performance at another sporting event, the Super Bowl, was marred by the exposure of her breast — left open no chance of a similar “wardrobe malfunction” in the Muslim emirate, wearing an arms-length black jumpsuit with an oversized necklace.
Jackson last year released “Unbreakable,” her first album since the death of her brother Michael Jackson in 2009, and embarked on a major tour.
But until Dubai, she had not performed since November 22 in Japan. On Christmas Eve, she announced a delay in her North American tour, saying that she needed an urgent operation.
The 49-year-old revealed no other details about her health but later issued a statement to deny speculation that she was suffering from cancer.
With her European tour off, she is not due to perform again until May 14 in Las Vegas as she resumes performances in North America.
Jackson has ties to the Gulf as she married Wissam Al Mana, a billionaire businessman from Qatar, in a private ceremony in 2012.
Her late brother moved temporarily to Bahrain at the invitation of a prince as the King of Pop tried to evade the media glare following his 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges.
Janet Jackson helped reshape the concert landscape in the late 1980s with her “Control” and “Rhythm Nation” tours, considered landmarks for their elaborate dance routines and messages of empowerment.
Janet Jackson is still rolling, taking her Unbreakable album on the road for a world tour of the same name.
Lately she’s been in Hawaii for three shows, and on Sunday night (Nov.15) at the Neil Blaisdell Concert Arena, she debuted a new song during the concert from the album called “Night,” a fun, danceable offering that’s very much so Ms. Janet’s signature sound! However, Janet didn’t dance; rather she stood in one place and exuded sexiness while delivering the song with live vocals.
No word on if the song will get a more extravagant set, but for now, enjoy the minimal live version below.
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