MIAMI (CBS4) – Pop superstar Janet Jackson kicked off her highly successful “Rhythm Nation” world tour in South Florida in 1990 and now she’s coming back and bringing her “Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour” to Miami Beach.
Jackson will be performing songs from her 35 number one hits in 35 global cities including The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater on December 5, 2011.
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 am.
This tour will differ from her previous concert schedules because she’ll perform music exclusively from her chart topping CD “Number Ones”. The venues she’ll be performing in also allow Janet to be up close and personal in a much more intimate setting.
In each selected city, she’ll offer something different to her performance so no show will be the same and she’s awarded those who give back to their communities.
In a statement, Janet expressed her gratitude and excitement for the upcoming show and announced a contest for those who give back.
These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I’ll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you’ve made number ones for me. Let’s go!
She went on to explain:
In each city I want to meet 20 young leaders who are changing their communities for the better. Please contact www.janetjackson.com so that I will know who is making a major difference in your city. I’m asking my fans and their friends, parents, relatives, neighbors and teachers to nominate five people to qualify as one of the 20 under 20 in each place I will perform. At each concert the 20 people chosen and the person who nominated them will be VIP guests at my show. I will invite the 20 sponsors and the 20 winners to the concert and back stage. There are many young people changing the world and I want them to be recognized during my tour. I want them to be my guest at my show and they will come back stage as I learn from them how young people are changing the world. You all know someone who is making a difference, so get in touch. I love you all and I can’t wait to be back on stage, I’ve missed you,” –Janet
Janet will also be selecting the first fan winner of the contest in voting for the each of the selected cities. The winner will be announced on www.JanetJackson.com and they will receive an autographed copy of “Number Ones” and an autographed copy of her upcoming book “True You”. In each of the 35 cities Janet will dedicate one of her number one songs to the city.
In her upcoming book “True You”, Janet reveals her unique, insider’s perspective on dieting and exercise from her past, present and future, with help from her personal nutritionist, David Allen. True You chronicles Janet’s lifelong struggles with weight and self-esteem.
Tickets for The Fillmore Miami Beach show will be available at www.LiveNation.com or charge by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Fillmore Box Office. Ticket prices are $225, $150, $99.50 and $69.50 and are subject to applicable fees.