Janet - The State of the World Tour 2017

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Postby nekoocz » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:27 pm

Coachella or Rock In Rio would be amazing, but Glastonbury? I don't think so. Wireless or British Summer would be better.
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Postby red3269 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:05 pm

These are theater grosses she's pulling for an arena concert tour. Not a good look and I think that the chances of bringing it abroad now is zero which really saddens me.
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Postby beredy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:16 am

red3269 wrote:These are theater grosses she's pulling for an arena concert tour. Not a good look and I think that the chances of bringing it abroad now is zero which really saddens me.
The stage is simple so it wouldn't cost much to do shows in Europe. There's no shame in doing smaller venues. It will build good faith for future tours. That's way more important.
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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:58 am

J. Lo was here (in Belgrade) with a very simple, cheap stage. People expected much bigger production since that many artists like Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Rihanna etc. already had their shows in Serbia, and even our local stars have much bigger production than J. Lo or Janet. If Jennifer decides to come in Belgrade again, the most of those people wouldn't go because they think the tickets were overpriced for that show. That's why I think that even "Number Ones" tour harmed Janet's touring reputation, and that's why she should come with big production and promote it heavily in many countries or not touring at all.

BTW, the attendance is really good. Many of them will, hopefully, be ready to pay more the next time. That's the point of doing this.
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Postby nekoocz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:21 am

People are going to see the artist, not the production.
Live nation tried arenas for Janet last time and we know what happened. She needs smaller venues she can sold out for better reputation as touring act.
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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:00 am

She already tried that. She'll need a better production even in smaller venues if she wants to rebuild her reputation as touring act. Rebuilding touring reputation is not only about not canceling and postponing, it's about giving a reason to GA to pay to see you again in 2 or 3 years. Like Kylie in the USA. This is Hammerstein Ballroom in New York (3,500 seats). So if it pays off to Kylie to bring big production in America for 9 shows only, then it pays off to Janet to do the same for her European fans.

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Postby KKKIMO92 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:56 am

As a dancing queen, it upsets me most that she did not have any laser light like in the Kylie show. However, she is doing damage control now, so the number is not that bad. It is still her best gross/ (worst than RWCT) average show gross/ attendances post AFTT. RWYT only has 16 shows, so not quite the same. If next time she can do a larger production, I can see her doing better than STOWT.
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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:00 pm

Janet Jackson’s concert Saturday will be arguably the biggest the Sands Bethlehem Event Center has ever hosted.

With nine chart-topping, multi-platinum albums, Jackson is among the best-selling singers ever. Her albums “Control,” “Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814” and “janet.” are all among the Top 100 best-selling albums.

She has toured just once in a decade, and performed in Pennsylvania once in more than 15 years. The Sands will be among the smallest venues she plays; Philly’s Well Fargo Center, two days later, has five times its capacity.

The show’s production is the Bethlehem center’s biggest ever.
http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/lehi ... story.html

Someone will be disappointed. :lol:
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Postby Bojan » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:47 am

Jackson is nearing the end of her State of the World tour, with the final stop being on Dec. 17 in Atlanta, Georgia. Once the tour ends, our source says the singer will take some much deserved time off.
http://www.etonline.com/how-janet-jacks ... sive-90782
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Postby iMacourey » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:30 pm

No European leg then :cry:
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Postby beredy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:28 pm

Bojan wrote:J. Lo was here (in Belgrade) with a very simple, cheap stage. People expected much bigger production since that many artists like Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Rihanna etc. already had their shows in Serbia, and even our local stars have much bigger production than J. Lo or Janet. If Jennifer decides to come in Belgrade again, the most of those people wouldn't go because they think the tickets were overpriced for that show. That's why I think that even "Number Ones" tour harmed Janet's touring reputation, and that's why she should come with big production and promote it heavily in many countries or not touring at all.

BTW, the attendance is really good. Many of them will, hopefully, be ready to pay more the next time. That's the point of doing this.
J.Lo had a really cheap stage though. Janet's is very simple, but it doesn't scream cheap. J.Lo didn't even try to hide all the ugly ass construction of the stage. It was like they forgot to bring at least half of the stage.
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Postby matheusbelmont » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:22 pm

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$10,914,122 gross / $545,706 average
153,498 attendance / 7,675 average
$71.10 ticket price
20 shows
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Postby Bojan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:26 am

Okay, that one didn't come as a surprise. I was so nervous because I thought that it will be canceled and she can't afford another cancellation right now.

Thanks for sharing. :)
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Postby red3269 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:36 am

Agree. But still very bad turnout for that show. :(
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Postby Wayne » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:13 am

The number isn’t even THAT terrible.

it’s the sell-out rate - 2/3 of her tickets didn’t sell.
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Postby Bojan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:27 am

red3269 wrote:Agree. But still very bad turnout for that show. :(
Of course, it is. It's just that we knew this already. But I'm happy that she didn't cancel. The press can't wait, and even one canceled show would be a disaster.
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Postby Wayne » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:33 pm

162 Janet Jackson Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario Nov. 3, 2017 $681,652 12,178 /
12,178 1 / 1 $113.01, $97.42, $54.17, $11.69 Live Nation
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Postby Bojan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:45 am

Janet Jackson, 21 months late for her date with Philadelphia, was worth the wait

Regardless of which lanes our current divas occupy — the polished ferocity of Beyoncé, the sexual confidence of Rihanna, the artistry of Lady Gaga, the relatability of Katy Perry — Jackson made it possible for them all, and her undiminished prowess live is all the evidence we need. Get the point? Good. Let’s dance.


Janet Jackson was a good 21 months late for her date with Philadelphia. Good thing the only thing that changed while we were waiting was the world.

The reclusive legend, 51, was originally scheduled to play here in February 2016 in support of Unbreakable, her most recent full-length album. The show was pushed to August of that year so the singer could undergo throat surgery then was postponed indefinitely after Jackson announced plans to have a child with her now-estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana. The development left local “Control” freaks who’d already secured their tickets holding the R&B equivalent of a savings bond, which they were finally able to cash, with interest, Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Jackson’s current tour, renamed “State of the World,” does not shy away from the difficult issues of today. Though slick-packaged political statements are de rigueur for today’s most woke musicians, Jackson’s compact, confident production was a much-needed reminder that she set the standard for the socially engaged pop star nearly 30 years ago.

The audience was composed mostly of thirtysomething-and-up fans who knew the words (and in some cases, the moves) by heart. Each section contained a smattering of women rocking convincing DIY versions of Jackson’s Rhythm Nation paramilitary look. How you really know you’re with some grown folks: West Philly native DJ Aktive, who warmed up the arena before Jackson took the stage a few minutes before 9 p.m., stirred bigger roars with Chubb Rock’s 1991 hit “Treat ‘Em Right” than Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.”

A trio of banners cascading from the ceiling served as the backdrop for an opening montage addressing humanity’s biggest struggles by name, from famine and domestic terrorism to global warming and white supremacy. The one at stage left lifted, revealing a cane-wielding Jackson decked out in a bold, Cersei Lannister-esque leather-trimmed dress. Lithe and lively from the start, she jumped right into “The Knowledge,” probably the most danceable song about childhood literacy ever written (“We’ve got to teach our kids to read & write / that’s the only way to win this fight for life”), following it with “State of the World,” the civic-minded banger that gives this venture its name.

Though this undertaking is technically a redo of a tour promoting Unbreakable, the bulk of Jackson’s 2017 set list was pulled from her most acclaimed albums, including Control (1986) and janet. (1993). But it was Rhythm Nation 1814, the source of both those opening tracks, that ended up providing the most timely material — its themes of equality and revolution are just as relevant now as they were in 1989, and Jackson didn’t have to change a single note to make it that way.

Jackson, backed by a diverse group of dancers and a sharp live band paced by Philly native “Lil” John Roberts on percussion, ripped through a slew of her biggest singles early (“Nasty,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “Pleasure Principle,” “Escapade”), hitting the accompanying choreography with a joy and precision singers half her age can only hope to muster. “So many hits, you guys!” she exclaimed to the crowd, whipped into a frenzy by the first notes of “When I Think of You,” her first No. 1 hit, recorded when she was just 19. Such a shrugging admission of success, delivered as high-powered fans billowed her waist-length hair behind her like a superhero’s cape, might come off as aloof in the hands of another performer. When Jackson says it, though, it’s just facts.

The pace and tone of the show slowed down considerably in the second half, with Jackson dropping her skin-tight, jet-black body suits in favor of a so-very-’90s denim jacket, track pants, and Nirvana flannel knotted around the waist. It’s this part of the evening that really drove home just how long Jackson has been a part of our lives.

Interspersing selections from The Velvet Rope, Damita Jo, and 20 Y.O. with vibey slow jams (“Twenty Foreplay,” “That’s the Way Love Goes”), Jackson received one of her biggest ovations of the night for the Rhythm Nation smash “Love Will Never Do (Without You),” accompanied by snippets of the black-and-white music video featuring Djimon Hounsou and Antonio Sabàto Jr. Twenty-seven years ago, the latter was famous for being a handsome Calvin Klein model; today, he’s best known for his well-documented belief that Barack Obama is an undercover Muslim.

Yes, America has gotten much weirder since Jackson abruptly vanished from public life in 2012, cloistered in Al Mana’s native Qatar in an allegedly abusive relationship — a topic she tackled head-on with a heavy rendition of The Velvet Rope’s “What About,” accompanied by her dancers pantomiming scenes of drug use and domestic violence. But now that Ms. Jackson’s back, her influence on our contemporary stable of female megastars is more obvious than ever.

Regardless of which lanes our current divas occupy — the polished ferocity of Beyoncé, the sexual confidence of Rihanna, the artistry of Lady Gaga, the relatability of Katy Perry — Jackson made it possible for them all, and her undiminished prowess live is all the evidence we need. Get the point? Good. Let’s dance.
http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainm ... 71114.html
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Postby Bojan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm

If they're not filming tonight, we're probably not getting this on DVD.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:54 am

LOVING all the reviews. They couldn't be better written. Making Miss Jackson the justice she deserves.
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Postby red3269 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:34 am

New York looked sold out. Baltimore only has a few single seats available. Washington needs a little nudge to sell out but it may get there. New Jersey too.
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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:41 pm

Aditional seats just added in Wahington and they are $150 each so it probably won't be sold out. They did that in many cities.
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Postby Bojan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:52 pm

More reviews:

The legendary Queen of Pop, Janet Jackson, brought social awareness, class and all the hits to Brooklyn for her “State of the World” tour stop.
http://www.okayplayer.com/music/janet-j ... recap.html

Even though the 51-year-old recently became a mother, the set is driven by the kind of sensational dance routines and choreography that leave everyone in the arena — except Jackson herself — breathless.
https://nypost.com/2017/11/16/why-janet ... time-show/

It’s a tribute to the depth of her catalog that Jackson, 51, could craft a topical tour almost completely from songs throughout her 35-year career in music, while still seeming timely as ever.
https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/m ... 1.14995903
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Postby Guru » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:10 pm

| Ciara | Beyoncé | Janet | Toni | Kelly R | Leona | Tinashe | Whitney | Brandy | Monica | Tevin | Mariah | Britney |
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Postby BlueScorpion » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:21 pm

He really was feeling it. :cry:

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