Global superstar Janet Jackson took to her Instagram today (Nov 15) to reveal that she is planning to take her lucrative ‘Together Again‘ tour overseas to her fanbase in Asia!
The tour, which has generated over $51m in gross profit as present time, will take Ms Jackson across four dates in Asia and two in Hawaii.
Janet will start the tour at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines, on March 13. Three days later, she will head to Nagoya, Japan, where she will perform at Port Messe (March 16) and then at Jo Hall in Osaka (March 17) the day after. Janet Jackson will round out her Asia shows in Yokohama at the K Arena on March 20.
Janet won’t be alone on the Japanese stretch of the tour, as she has invited her friends and iconic superstars TLC to join her as special guests at the three dates she is performing at in Japan!
T-Boz and Chilli will bring their energetic performances to the tour and prove why they were the perfect candidates to include on the tour, with TLC sharing a very similar fan base to Janet!
This also marks the first time TLC and Janet Jackson have been involved in a tour together. TLC has always been open about how much Janet has inspired them and their careers. “I grew up trying to dance like Janet”, Left Eye once confessed during an interview in London in 1995.
Left Eye also explained why she loves Janet Jackson so much. “Other than my father, when I was a teenager, Janet Jackson was a big influence on me”, she reveals. “I rented her videos and I copied her dance steps. Whenever I went to auditions, I copied her dance steps in the auditions. I mean, I had the one key in my ear, like the key she used to wear, with the black baseball cap. This is when Rhythm Nation came out. I was a HUGE Janet Jackson fan, I even felt that I looked like her.”
During press interviews for MTV’s 20th anniversary, ‘MTV 20’, in 2001, whilst discussing the topic of Janet Jackson, Chilli reveals, “For young girls, like myself at the time, I looked at her and I was like, ‘now, that’s how I’ve got to do it'”.
T-Boz, in particular, has grown close to Janet, after she would often visit and send T-Boz flowers when she would become sick in the hospital after a sickle cell crisis. Eaged-eyed fans also spotted T-Boz in the audience during the taping of Janet’s ‘Velvet Rope’ tour in 1998.
Tickets to Janet Jackson’s ‘Together Again’ concert in Manila will go on sale on November 25, while tickets to all three of her Japan tour dates will be available on January 13. Tickets and more information can be found at Janet’s official website.
‘Together Again’ 2024 Asia tour dates:
13 – Manila, Philippines – Smart Araneta Coliseum
16 – Nagoya, Japan – Port Messe (with TLC)
17 – Osaka, Japan – Jo Hall (with TLC)
20 – Yokohama, Japan – K Arena (with TLC)