Music icon Janet Jackson has announced plans to hit the road with hip hop icon LL Cool J on her ‘Rock Witchu’ tour – which is produced by Live Nation and kicks off September 10th at the GM Place in Vancouver.
LL Cool J will join Jackson on September 25th at the All State Arena in Chicago, IL.
From a press release:
Each artist has left an indelible mark on music and pop culture, with massive sales, hits songs, awards and innovation while breaking records and making history along the way. Tickets are available now at www.LiveNation.com. The newly announced Madison Square Garden show goes on sale Friday, September 5th at 10 AM.
For LL Cool J, the ‘Rock Witchu’ tour will coincide with the release of his 13th album, “Exit 13,” set for release on September 9th. What began for LL Cool J in the nascent, burgeoning rap and hip hop scene of the 80’s, has now seeped throughout the musical and cultural phenomenon that is today’s hip hop.
All the while, LL Cool J has remained a musical and cultural force, a living icon and a significant, relevant artist still churning out the hits. First introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist, LL is the first rap artist to amass ten consecutive platinum-plus selling albums, while 2004’s “THE DEFinition” and 2006’s “Todd Smith” both went Gold. He is currently tied for third place for most Billboard chart debuts by a rapper.
This is Janet 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.
She has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and, having achieved the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Album Chart 6 times, is among just 3 female artists that have achieved such status. 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 dates include
DATE CITY VENUE
SEP 10 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
SEP 13 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
SEP 17 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
SEP 19 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
SEP 20 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
All DATES BELOW INCLUDE LL COOL J
SEP 25 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
SEP 27 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
SEP 28 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
SEP 29 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
OCT 1 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
OCT 2 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
OCT 4 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
OCT 5 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
OCT 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
OCT 11 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
OCT 15 Washington, DC Verizon Center
OCT 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
OCT 17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
OCT 21 Houston, TX Toyota Center
OCT 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center