Janet - The State of the World Tour 2017

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Postby ThaInfo1 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:21 am

menime123 wrote:The truth is in the touring era that we’re in now she hasn’t really shown her worth. That is not to say anything of what sort of performer she is, but as a business woman she hasn’t really utilised her stardom to create a solid foundation as a touring must-see name. Of course she is legendary, but she needs to prove she is a reliable bet (no cancel shows) and needs to be out on the road quite a lot more than she has been.
I think this tour is a good set up for that to start.

But I do wish she promoted and stuff...but maybe she's doing the thing big artist are doing now by avoiding news outlets and stuff. Especially for how trash they've treated her in the past.
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Postby red3269 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:57 am

According to the Detroit News, show was sold out
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Postby Bojan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:47 am

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Postby Bojan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:51 am

ThaInfo1 wrote:
menime123 wrote:The truth is in the touring era that we’re in now she hasn’t really shown her worth. That is not to say anything of what sort of performer she is, but as a business woman she hasn’t really utilised her stardom to create a solid foundation as a touring must-see name. Of course she is legendary, but she needs to prove she is a reliable bet (no cancel shows) and needs to be out on the road quite a lot more than she has been.
I think this tour is a good set up for that to start.

But I do wish she promoted and stuff...but maybe she's doing the thing big artist are doing now by avoiding news outlets and stuff. Especially for how trash they've treated her in the past.
I think it's smart not to be overexposed right now. The tour is going very well, she should keep the exposure for the next era.
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:17 am

Bojan wrote:
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menime123 wrote:The truth is in the touring era that we’re in now she hasn’t really shown her worth. That is not to say anything of what sort of performer she is, but as a business woman she hasn’t really utilised her stardom to create a solid foundation as a touring must-see name. Of course she is legendary, but she needs to prove she is a reliable bet (no cancel shows) and needs to be out on the road quite a lot more than she has been.
I think this tour is a good set up for that to start.

But I do wish she promoted and stuff...but maybe she's doing the thing big artist are doing now by avoiding news outlets and stuff. Especially for how trash they've treated her in the past.
I think it's smart not to be overexposed right now. The tour is going very well, she should keep the exposure for the next era.
True, but a interview/magazine cover wouldn't hurt. Or even if she (her team) just posted more personal stuff.
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Postby matheusbelmont » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:58 pm

Janet Jackson
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nev.
Oct. 14, 2017
$931,996
7,583 / 8,077
1 / 0
$249, $59
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Postby Bojan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:20 pm

Thanks matheusbelmont.

Is that Billboard or Pollstar.
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Postby matheusbelmont » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:26 pm

Bojan wrote:Thanks matheusbelmont.

Is that Billboard or Pollstar.
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Postby red3269 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:39 am

matheusbelmont wrote:Janet Jackson
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nev.
Oct. 14, 2017
$931,996
7,583 / 8,077
1 / 0
$249, $59
Live Nation
$123 ave ticket price which is her best yet. Good boxscore but I'm a tad surprised she didn't sellout this small arena. She had 2 Axis theater dates that were cancelled during Unbreakable and both practically sold out fast which translated to anywhere between 12k to 14k tickets. She also did slightly better during the RWU tour in the same venue.
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Postby Bojan » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:12 am

Toronto seems packed.

I guess that we can expect similar numbers like in 2015:
13,239 / 13,239
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Postby matheusbelmont » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:24 pm

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Postby Wayne » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:35 pm

Gasp. :o :o :o
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Postby Pawlu84 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:33 pm

Wayne wrote:Gasp. :o :o :o
Not another word please :cry: :cry:
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Postby Bojan » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:37 pm

Lafayette was like Austin. I already told you that. They upgraded people from the upper level and closed it. It seemed packed, but, logically, they were still counting that upper level. :lol:

So, nothing surprising. Janet likes to use the first show like a rehearsal. She was performing in front of some 1,500-2,000 in Vancouver in 2015.
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Postby red3269 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:35 pm

Oh dear... :cry:
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Postby TIfan » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:12 am

She will be fine. As long as she keeps performing, I think she will only do better. I really want her to be a touring force again. All over the world slaying.
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Postby Bojan » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:33 am

All problematic shows were those college cities at the beginning (North Little Rock, Lafayette...). There is a reason nobody's even visiting them. What bothers me is that they are reporting this and not sold-out shows in LA or Detroit. :lol:
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Postby Bojan » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:34 am

The Buffalo News:
Iconic Janet Jackson gives a performance clearly for the present

Whether grooving with Cab Calloway, dance-taunting hitchhiking dudes in the desert , or crafting an entire album to mobilize a movement against the world’s social ills, she has endured to both outpace her contemporaries and influence a fleet of Britneys and Beyoncés.


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Janet Jackson doesn’t do nostalgia tours.

Sure, the iconic artist’s more than 30 years of work transports many back to their youth, when they were dubbing cassette copies of “Control” on tape decks and watching the Jackson’s elaborate dance productions on MTV or “Friday Night Videos.”

However, the word “nostalgic” would infer that Jackson’s best work is solely of another era, one we have moved past stylistically and socially. That music would sound dated, not foundational for countless artists and albums. It would sound kitsch, not prescient of the problems still unfolding around the world on a daily basis.

Her music doesn’t, a fact clearly displayed at KeyBank Center on Saturday night, where Jackson’s “The State of the World” tour stopped for a visit. Dealing from a deep deck of messaging and rhythm — still poignant decades after its conception — the artist known simply as Miss Jackson presented work that remains an accurate, and danceable, critique of the present.

This can be a rare feat for pop music, often prone to adhere to its moment’s Zeitgeist. But talent like Jackson’s has never been relegated to a particular moment. Whether grooving with Cab Calloway (“Alright”), dance-taunting hitchhiking dudes in the desert (“You Want This”), or crafting an entire album to mobilize a movement against the world’s social ills (“Rhythm Nation 1814”), she has endured to both outpace her contemporaries and influence a fleet of Britneys and Beyoncés.

This was evident throughout last night’s thumping spectacle, as was the fact that, at 51 years old, Jackson shows no signs of slowing down.

Emerging on stage in all black amid imagery from Syria, Africa and inner city violence, Jackson stalked the stage to a pair of tracks from 1989’s “Rhythm Nation 1814,” “The Knowledge” and the tour-inspiring “State of the World.” A flashing “no” to words like “prejudice” and “bigotry” displayed on surrounding screens as she wailed through each, harkening back to the opening statement from the tracks’ host album:

“We are a nation with no geographic boundaries, bound together by our own beliefs. We are like-minded individuals, sharing a common vision, pushing toward a world rid of color.”

It’s a call for unity that is 28 years old, but still fresh for a crowd that can bond to Jackson’s words and dance moves like they’re hearing and seeing them for the first time.

Backed by a full band and nine dancers — one being Buffalo’s own Allison Claire — Jackson transitioned from “Rhythm Nation” work to career-spanning material, whether from her newest album, 2015’s “Unbreakable” or through New Jack Swing-heavy hit montages that helped launch the genre. Stepping through pieces of hits like “Miss You Much,” “Control,” “The Pleasure Principle,” and “All for You,” she gave everyone in attendance a chance to appreciate how well the songs have aged, all accompanied with dancing pulled from each tune’s video.

And throughout, Jackson dazzled as if the videos were filmed last week.

This might have been most evident during the pre-encore pair of “If” and “Rhythm Nation.” Both numbers were once popularly personified by daring, almost militaristic dance displays. Last night, she recreated both, setting the pace for dancers half her age with moves now replicated by a younger generation, all while thrilling fans singing along with a still pertinent and ageless icon.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:38 pm

Amazing review, thrilling to read.
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Postby Bojan » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:42 pm

Boston Herald:
Janet Jackson weaves serious message with nostalgic pop hits

Janet Jackson has notched an astounding 10 No. 1 singles. But she kicked off her packed TD Garden show last night with a deep cut from 1989.


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Following an intense video montage of modern American horrors — police shootings, domestic terrorists, white supremacists — Jackson launched into “The Knowledge” from blockbuster LP “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.” All alone on the big stage, fierce and defiant, she sang, “Information keeps us strong/What you don’t know can hurt you” and “If we’re gonna change the way the world is run/The way to start is to rid the children of prejudice and ignorance.”

She followed the sadly salient track with an equally political, equally relevant song. Also from “Rhythm Nation,” “State of the World” featured Miss Jackson wondering, “What is happening to the world we live in/In our home and other lands.” The opening sent a message to the nearly full house: We have problems we can’t escape.

Then Jackson suddenly shifted tone, and made a compelling case for pop escapism.

If it’s been awhile since you have visited Jackson’s catalog, last night’s show served to remind how complex and diverse her body of work is. The 51-year-old icon has feminist anthems, songs celebrating sexual liberation, political rants set to perfect dance grooves, and sweet, silly pop gems. She did them all at the show, sometimes in a single song.

She often crammed much of her impressive ’80s and early ’90s material into medleys. She condensed “Nasty,” “Miss You Much” and a few more into 10 minutes of banging music backed up by a dance crew that popped and locked and boogied behind her for two hours. “Control,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately” and “The Pleasure Principle” got the same don’t-stop-for-a-second treatment.

After nearly an hour of furious club jams (and middle-school mixtape staples), Jackson came back from a set break with a few ballads and chance to catch her breath. It was a well-deserved moment of calm. The last few years have been full of chaotic changes for the singer. At 50, she became a first-time mother, canceled her tour supporting new album “Unbreakable” and separated from the child’s father, her husband. These changes may have played a role in diverse, surprising set list.

Her 2004 album “Damita Jo” has mostly been forgotten, but clearly Jackson remembers the record because she wedge a few album cuts into the hits-heavy night. She also made sure to remind the crowd that 2015’s “Unbreakable” was a pretty-killer record — the slow burn of “No Sleeep,” high heat of “Burnitup!” and clicking electro beats on “Dammn Baby” were all welcome.

But she made an odd choice in using precious encore time for three new songs. The closed the main set with “Rhythm Nation,” which seemed like the right end to a show that constantly reinforced the idea that joyous dance music and anthems of resistance can fit snugly together at a pop show.
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Postby matheusbelmont » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:24 pm

Janet Jackson
BOK Center
Tulsa, Okla.
Sept. 17, 2017
$358,156
4,315 / 11,146
1 / 0
$135.95, $35.95
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Postby Wayne » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:28 pm

Blimey, she's performing to an arena that can hold almost 14k with a partial set up, and almost 20k with a center stage.

Shocking!
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Postby matheusbelmont » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:25 pm

Janet Jackson American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Sept. 14, 2017 $878,887 11,255 /
13,808 1 / 0 $131, $96, $51.50, $16 Live Nation

Janet Jackson KeyArena Seattle, Wash. Sept. 27, 2017 $675,461 10,355 /
11,747 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Save Mart Center Fresno, Calif. Sept. 24, 2017 $626,357 7,002 /
11,688 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, Ariz. Sept. 21, 2017 $513,976 7,504 /
12,386 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Moda Center Portland, Ore. Sept. 29, 2017 $511,238 8,017 /
9,455 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas Sept. 13, 2017 $508,536 6,773 /
13,539 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, N.M. Sept. 19, 2017 $478,130 12,295 /
15,003 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Huntington Center Toledo, Ohio Oct. 28, 2017 $391,129 5,031 /
7,030 1 / 0 $124.95, $54.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Sept. 17, 2017 $358,156 4,315 /
11,146 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Mich. Nov. 1, 2017 $300,870 5,168 /
7,116 1 / 0 $99.50, $29.50 Live Nation
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Postby matheusbelmont » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:27 pm

$10,649,157 gross / $560,482 average
148,501 attendance / 7,816 average
$71.71 ticket price
19 shows
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Postby BennyBlanco » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:03 am

matheusbelmont wrote:Janet Jackson American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas Sept. 14, 2017 $878,887 11,255 /
13,808 1 / 0 $131, $96, $51.50, $16 Live Nation

Janet Jackson KeyArena Seattle, Wash. Sept. 27, 2017 $675,461 10,355 /
11,747 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Save Mart Center Fresno, Calif. Sept. 24, 2017 $626,357 7,002 /
11,688 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, Ariz. Sept. 21, 2017 $513,976 7,504 /
12,386 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Moda Center Portland, Ore. Sept. 29, 2017 $511,238 8,017 /
9,455 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas Sept. 13, 2017 $508,536 6,773 /
13,539 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, N.M. Sept. 19, 2017 $478,130 12,295 /
15,003 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Huntington Center Toledo, Ohio Oct. 28, 2017 $391,129 5,031 /
7,030 1 / 0 $124.95, $54.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Sept. 17, 2017 $358,156 4,315 /
11,146 1 / 0 $135.95, $35.95 Live Nation

Janet Jackson Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Mich. Nov. 1, 2017 $300,870 5,168 /
7,116 1 / 0 $99.50, $29.50 Live Nation
I think her numbers would've been better if she did a festival run! Not just Essence Fest, but Coachella, Glastonbury, Global Citizens, Rock In Rio! Build up her tour buzz & win over some new fans!
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