NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Janet Jackson will be touring for the first time in four years. Jackson has 36 dates lined up so far for the North American leg of her Unbreakable World Tour, in support of the album of the same name, which begins August 31st in Vancouver, and tickets are already selling fast on the secondary market.
According to sales of Janet Jackson tickets on TicketNetwork.com, Jackson's most popular shows as of right now are Inglewood, Calif., where tickets are averaging $189, Atlanta, with an average ticket price of $205, and her final show in Honolulu, with an average ticket price of $178. So far, the least expensive Jackson ticket is for her show in Nashville, where tickets are averaging $86.
Jackson's new album will be released from her personal label, Rhythm Nation Records, this fall, so fans can expect to hear new material as well as classics like "All For You" at upcoming Janet Jackson concerts. Entertainment Tonight says that the upcoming record will be "about 'the human spirit, love, marriage, Janet's precious family and her fans'."
After the sudden death of her brother Michael in 2009, Janet Jackson's is set to be a comeback for the pop icon, who hasn't released an album since 2008's Discipline. Jackson's Number Ones, Up Close and Personal World Tour in 2011 focused solely on her greatest hits, as the name suggests, so the promise of fresh hits later this year has the pop community on the edge of its seat.
With ten No. 1 singles on the Billboard charts and twenty-seven top 10s, Jackson is a massively successful musician. She's the youngest member of the Jackson family whose lives have been heavily scrutinized and glorified in the public sphere, eventually becoming known as the "Queen of Pop," following in her brother Michael's footsteps.
There's no shortage of controversy as well -- we all remember her famous "wardrobe malfunction" -- but that's what makes Jackson a pop culture icon. Her concerts are therefore a mecca for anyone interested in American music history as she helped define the genres of contemporary R&B, dance, and pop.
Fans can catch her in major cities this fall, including Denver, Chicago, San Diego, Toronto, Miami, and other locations.
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