Janet Jackson | Tournée mystérieuse | Conférence de Presse

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Il est fort possible que personne ne soit au courant, mais Janet Jackson démarre dès demain sa tournée américaine (et canadienne) ...
Cette tournée reste un mystère pour tout le monde. Le dernier album "Discipline" n'a pas eu le succès permettant une telle mise en place pour une tournée. On savait depuis plusieurs albums que la chanteuse souhaitait absolument partir en tournée, mais qu'à cause des échecs de ses précédents albums, toutes les tournées étaient annulées...
Produite par Live Nation, seulement quelques dates au départ formaient cette tournée. Au fur et à mesure, ce sont plusieurs dates qui se sont rajoutées, amenant la tournée à faire 24 étapes.
Aucune News ne filtre... si ce n'est que les dates ne se remplissent pas, et pourtant des dates sont rajoutées au fur et à mesure ...
A première vue, Live Nation en voudrait à Universal Music de ne pas assurer la promotion des concerts correctement !

Nous vous en dirons un peu plus sur ce tour "mystérieux" très prochainement ...

September 10 -- Vancouver, BC -- General Motors Place
September 13 -- Oakland, CA -- Oracle Arena
September 17 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Staples Center
September 19 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Mandalay Bay Events Center
September 20 -- San Diego, CA -- San Diego Sports Arena
September 25 -- Chicago, IL -- Allstate Arena
September 27 -- Detroit, MI -- Palace Of Auburn Hills
September 28 -- Toronto, ON -- Air Canada Centre
September 29 -- Montreal, QC -- Bell Centre
October 1 -- Boston, MA -- TD Banknorth Garden
October 2 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Wachovia Center
October 4 -- Greensboro, NC -- Greensboro Coliseum Complex
October 5 -- Atlanta, GA -- Philips Arena
October 7 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL -- BankAtlantic Center
October 11 -- Uncasville, CT -- Mohegan Sun Arena
October 13 -- Verona, NY -- Turning Stone Resort & Casino
October 15 -- Washington, DC -- Verizon Center
October 16 -- New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden
October 17 -- East Rutherford, NJ -- Izod Center
October 21 -- Houston, TX -- Toyota Center
October 22 -- Dallas, TX -- American Airlines Center
October 24 -- Kansas City, MO -- Sprint Center
October 25 -- Memphis, TN -- Fed-Ex Forum
October 26 -- Tulsa, OK -- BOK Center

La chanteuse vient de faire une conférence de presse pour le lancement de la tournée. Le voici :

The Washington Blade also has an article about today's conference call, which includes more details about Janet's upcoming tour:

Janet Jackson to kick off world tour
Gay icon promises all the hits, lots of dance
By KEVIN NAFF, Washington Blade | Sep 4, 3:50 PM

Janet Jackson will kick off her long-awaited "Rock Witchu Tour" Sept. 10 in Vancouver, her first tour in more than seven years. Jackson talked to the Blade today about what fans can expect.

"This show is for the fans," she said, adding that she will perform about 30 tracks during the two-hour show. "It's a nice mix from 'Discipline' and all the other albums."

She noted that the show is focused on dance tracks and that she hopes to give concertgoers an escape from their problems, citing the current state of the economy.

"It's a big show," she said, "a completely different show. It's very much upbeat. The kids say it shouldn't be called the 'Rock Witchu Tour,' it should be called the 'History of Janet Tour.'"

As for the vibe and style of the set, Jackson said she's intrigued by the future so the set design will incorporate futuristic elements. Her costumes will be more elaborate than in the past.

So far, 24 North American dates have been announced, but Jackson said that more U.S. dates will be announced soon and that she's in talks to take the tour all over the world, including possibly Europe, Asia, Australia, Russia and the Middle East.

The show will be recorded, she said, possibly for a television broadcast, then later packaged with older tours and material for sale. Specifically, she mentioned that her 1990 "Rhythm Nation Tour" was recorded in High Definition, but never released to the public.

"When I did 'Rhythm Nation' in Japan, I recorded the show in HD back then and they were trying to explain to me what HD was - that was 1990," she said. "I'm assuming I was the first person to do this in concert. It trips me out to see HD catch on so many years later. We're trying to put a nice package together for the fans."

Jackson urged fans not to believe online rumors about her set list. One purported list leaked by blogger Perez Hilton was a very early version and "not the final list," she said.

LL Cool J will open the show in select cities and Jackson praised him as an "icon in his own right."

"He's legendary when it comes to what he does," she said. "He has a great body of work and I love his new single; he's an entertainer. I wanted someone else who could really entertain the people and he's a sweet guy."

Her last album "Discipline" opened at No. 1 and generated two singles, "Feedback" and "Rock With You," but a reported dispute with record label Island Def Jam brought a halt to promotions for the project. Jackson said she wasn't sure if she would work with IDJ again, but confirmed there will be no further singles released from the album. But that doesn't mean there won't be a new Janet single in the near future.

"I may just cut something new and throw it out there while I'm on the road," she said.

And which acts does Janet like to see perform live? She cites Prince, The Time and Jill Scott as her favorites, as well as her brothers.

"Jill Scott puts on such a beautiful show and it was very inspirational to me," she said.

The "Rock Witchu Tour" marks a long-stalled return to touring. Jackson said she was in rehearsals for a tour two years ago in Atlanta while filming Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married," but that IDJ asked her to postpone it and record a new album, which she did.

"We were so excited to go out last time," she said. "The kids were so excited, it was sad - we had our crying session."

This time around, however, everything fell into place and Jackson said she's developed a close-knit relationship with the "kids" (her dancers) and the rest of the team responsible for the show.

"I'm very family-oriented so there's that connection that has to be there first," Jackson said. "There's such a wonderful group of people. Every tour I've done the group has gotten better and better. This is the closest group I've ever had."

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