Janet Jackson Announces Rock Witchu Tour

The iconic performer will pull from her celebrated collection of music

which has sold over 100 million albums worldwide

May 21, 2008, 01:00 ET from Live Nation

    LOS ANGELES, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Janet Jackson, who has
 undeniably influenced pop culture with over a 100 million album sold,
 countless hit singles, awards and accolades, announced the launch of her
 Rock Witchu tour on the Ellen DeGeneres Monday. This is Jackson's first
 tour in over seven years and is expected to feature the hit songs and
 innovative dance routines that have made her one of the most celebrated
 artists in history.
     The Live Nation produced tour kicking off in Vancouver, BC on September
 10th, will feature dates in DC, New Jersey, Montreal, and Toronto to name a
 few and is expected to hit major markets as it travels across the country.
 Tickets go on sale for the first shows beginning Saturday, June 7th, and
 are available at www.livenation.com. Confirmed dates are listed below with
 more dates to be announced shortly.
     Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 tour was the biggest selling debut
 world-wide tour in history. The tour solidified her status as a
 trailblazing entertainer with cutting edge choreography, unparalleled stage
 production, theatrics and spectacles, winning over audiences across the
 board and breaking global box office records along the way. She wowed the
 world with over 100 performances in 90 cities. The first international
 shows were in Japan, where she sold out the Tokyo Dome (48,000 capacity)
 with four shows in seven minutes, creating the record for the fastest sell
 out in the history of the Tokyo Dome.
     Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning June 2
 at 10am ET through Citi's Private Pass Program(R). For complete presale
 details visit: www.privatepass.citi.com. "We are excited to offer Citi(R)
 cardmembers special access to the newly-announced Janet Jackson 2008 tour,"
 said Vik Atal, Chairman and CEO, Citi Cards. "The tour is a great example
 of the benefits of our alliance with Live Nation which enables us to
 provide our cardmembers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences through our
 unique Private Pass Program."
     Jackson has launched www.JanetFanClub.com, a dedicated tour website for
 the Rock Witchu Tour where the public can sign up for access to presale
 tickets, exclusive content, contests and worldwide community of Jackson
 fans and more. Pre-registration has now begun for the website, which will
 go live on May 28th, with early access to presale ticketing starting May
 30th at 10am. Registrants will have the ability to access future presales
 for additional dates as they are announced. To find out more, visit
 www.JanetFanClub.com starting May 28th.
     Jackson has left an indelible mark on pop music selling more than 100
 million albums and as a female artist having achieved the number one spot
 on Billboard Magazine's Top 200 Album Chart 6 times, is among the top 3 of
 all time for a female artist. She is the only performer male or female to
 be nominated for Grammy Awards in each of the Pop, Rock, Dance, Rap and R&B
 categories, and the first female recording artist of color to be nominated
 for a Producer of the Year Grammy. With literally hundreds of awards and
 nominations from everyone from the American Music Awards where she holds
 the title for most nominations from one album, to MTV where she was awarded
 the first ICON award, to the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Radio Music
 Awards, World Music Awards, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NAACP, etc., the
 recognitions of her musical contributions are astounding.
JANET JACKSON ROCK WITCHU TOUR DATE CITY VENUE September 10 Vancouver, BC GM Place September 29 Montreal, QC Centre Bell October 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre October 15 Washington, DC Verizon Center October 17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center *** MORE CITIES/DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON ABOUT LIVE NATION: Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at www.livenation.com under the "About Us" section.

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