State Of The World/Metamorphosis years : 2017-2019


January 03 : Janet gives birth to a baby boy named Eissa Al Mana in London.

January 04 : Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” her rep says in a statement. Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”

Many friends and family member congratulate Janet on social medias including LaToya, Joh Vonnie, Jimmy Jam, Gil Duldulao, Tony Martinez, TJ & Paris.

January 15 : Death of Lawrence Jackson, Joe’s brother. He leaves behind him his beloved wife Michelle and their children and grand children.

January 20 :  Birth of Soltan Jackson, first child of Asa Soltan Rahmani and Jermaine Jr and first grand child of Jermaine & Hazel.

January 22 : Katherine, Rebbie & Randy fly to London to visit Janet and her newborn son.

January 24 :  Janet is spotted shopping at upscale baby boutique Blue Almonds, in London.

February 08 : Katherine & Rebbie are spotted in London while visiting Janet and her baby boy Eissa.

February 09 : Katherine Jackson claims she was the victim of years of mental abuse at the hands of her nephew and driver, Trent Lamar Jackson, to the point where she is afraid to return to her home.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Jackson, 86, claims her nephew (through marriage) has accessed her bank accounts without her permission, used credit cards of hers for his own personal purchases without authorization, and subjected her to years of mental abuse that has left Jackson “in a constant state of fear and confusion.”

Jackson describes her nephew as “an abusive con-man” who has manipulated her in order to “assume control of her finances.”

The Jackson family matriarch says she tried to fire her nephew and order him to move out of her guest house, but he has refused. Katherine is currently in London visiting her daughter, Janet Jackson, but is “afraid to go home with Trent there” and “fears he could physically harm her for terminating him.”

A judge granted Jackson’s request for a restraining order and ordered her nephew to move out of her home and return all keys, passwords and combinations to the property.

A hearing has been scheduled for March 1st.

Paris Jackson, the only daughter of music icon Michael Jackson, has separated from her boyfriend, Michael Snoddy.

Jackson, 18, recently chose to end the relationship after less than a year, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

But, as can be the case with young love, the source cautions that “circumstances could change” and the couple could reunite.

The breakup was first reported by Us Weekly.

March 01 : Jermaine attends an hearing in L.A to support Katherine who is still in London with Rebbie & Janet, but is “afraid to go home with Trent there” and “fears he could physically harm her for terminating him.”

A judge granted Jackson’s request for a restraining order and ordered her nephew to move out of her home and return all keys, passwords and combinations to the property. A follow-up hearing has been scheduled for March 23.

March 24 : Lexington Kentucky Which Was Originally Cancelled Because The Venue Was Being Remodeled When JANET First Postponed The Tour Is Now Scheduled According To Ticketmaster’s Official Website For Dec 23rd 2017 Along With Jacksonville Florida For. Dec 12th 2017 Which Was Originally Scheduled For August Of Last Year & Tulsa Oklahoma Is Now July 17 2018…

The same day, Gil tweets : “Do you know about the black……Ea……….”.

In a new declaration — obtained by TMZ — Katherine says she’s in London because she’s scared to come home for fear Trent will now seek revenge on her. She says she’s now filled with stress and anxiety, and she’s now taking new meds to cope.

Katherine also says she’s had meeting with social workers from Adult Protective Services and they will vouch for the authenticity of her claims.

March 28 : Katherine Jackson must leave her daughter Janet Jackson’s London home and take the witness stand in California if she wants her voice heard in her elder abuse battle with nephew Trent Jackson, a judge ruled Tuesday.

It was the first day of testimony in her restraining order trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court, and Judge Rolf Treu said he wouldn’t accept a sworn statement from the King of Pop’s 86-year-old mom in place of her live appearance and cross-examination.

March 30 : Katherine flies from London to L.A with Rebbie. She is taken to Rebbie’s house in order to avoid Trent & TJ at her Calabasas home.

Randy stays in London with Janet to support her during her divorce proceedings from Wissam.

April 07 : Janet invites Gil to London for his birthday.

April 09 : Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, are splitting, a source told ABC News. A source noted that the two are not divorcing, but separating. “Sadly, Janet and Wissam have decided that it wasn’t working and to go their separate ways,” a source tells the British publication. “They’re both busy people but determined to be good parents, even if they’re apart. It’s amicable and Eissa will stay with his mother, who is basing herself in London.”

April 10 : Janet is spotted shopping in London the day after her separation from Wissam was made public.

April 11 : A source close to the Jackson family tells ET that the 50-year-old singer is doing well despite the breakup, which came just three months after she gave birth to their first child together. “Janet is ecstatic,” the source says. “She’s so happy with her baby and that’s all she is focused on.”

April 12 : Janet is spotted in London visiting a park with her baby boy Eissa.

April 14 : Ticketmaster & Live Nation update their Unbreakable tour pages with new dates and a new name “State Of The World Tour”.

April 15 : After 5 months of silence, Janet shares her very first picture with Eissa on her website and social medias (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Tumblr). The same day, Eissa is spotted in London with his dad Wissam.

Ticketmaster & Live Nation remove all mentions of a Janet new tour…

April 17 : A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Having a baby has upped her desire to release positive music and she wants her new songs to be a celebration of life, love and motherhood.‘She plans to get back on tour in North America in October, followed by a brand new album.’

And the dates will become part of a new tour titled State Of The World, set to hit North America this October.

‘Last year’s incomplete Unbreakable World Tour is being revamped to become  the State Of The World Tour and she is already scheduling summer rehearsals,’ the source added.
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April 25 : Janet attends Bruno Mars’ concert in Birmingham with brother Randy.

Katherine files a request to dismiss the case against Trent without prejudice, however, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Rolf Michael Treu grants the dismissal with prejudice, preventing her from filing the restraining order again with the same evidence and allegations in the future. The judge does note that future conduct can be litigated.

Katherine’s new lawyers, Nelson J. Handy and Vatche Zetjian, explained that Katherine didn’t understand the extent of the action brought about by the case when she initially filed the temporary restraining order request in February, and said that she was not prepared for a trial, or having to testify in court.

May 1 : Speaking to her fans in a video shared on her website, Janet noted that her son is “so healthy, so beautiful, so sweet, so loving, such a happy baby.” She also briefly addressed her separation from Wissam Al Mana, saying, “We are in court and the rest is in God’s hands.”

As for the big announcement about her tour, which had been hyped by a countdown on her website, Jackson said she has changed its name to the State of the World tour and it will resume Sept. 7 at the Cajundome in Lafayette. Produced by Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva Presents in association with Live Nation, the initial 56-city run will make multiple stops across the U.S. and Canada, with a final North America date scheduled for Dec. 17 at Philips Arena in in Atlanta.

“It’s not about politics, it’s about people, the world, relationships and just love,” she said.

May 4 : Janet is spotted shopping in London.

May 16 : Janet spends her 51st birthday in London with brother Randy and her son Eissa.

May 31 :  Janet Jackson is reportedly in talks with Netflix to do a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about her life after her divorce and her efforts as a new mother.

Although Jackson has been keeping a low profile since the split from Wissam Al Mana in April, a source told The Sun that she is ready to put herself out there: “Janet has been fiercely private about her life in the past but feels the need to keep her fans in the loop with what life has been like since she went into hiatus ten years ago.”

“The show will run as a ten-part documentary and will feature recording sessions in the studio, co-parenting her child with Wissam and preparing for the European and Asian legs of her tour. Netflix [is] negotiating a big sum for the rights to the show as they expect it to perform well,” the source added.

June 16 : Janet & Wissam attend a hearing for their divorce at High Court in London. Randy is by her side.

In a new interview, Jimmy Jam reveals that Janet hasn’t recorded new music yet but everything is possible. They are currently brainstorming for the new tour.

July 9/10 : Janet flies from London to New York City with baby Eissa, Joey & Tommy.

July 16/17 : Janet is spotted in L.A with Eissa.

July 18 : Janet is spotted having lunch with Preston & Robert in L.A.

According to Entertainment Tonight : “Upon returning to L.A., the source adds that Jackson is working on the final preparations of her State of the World tour, which includes getting into performing shape! The source notes that the new mom has already lost over 65 pounds and is focused on a rigorous exercise routine and eating clean. “She will hit the stage with the passion and fire that her fans have come to expect from her when her tour starts on Sept. 7,” the source insists.

On top of touring and motherhood, the source adds that Jackson is also in negotiations on a documentary that is to spotlight what goes on behind the scenes of her tour as well as her life as both a performer and a mother.”

July 21 : Janet & Gil attend Missy Elliot ‘s concert at the FYF Festival in L.A where they meet Beyonce, Solange & Katy Perry backstage.

July 31 : Rehearsals for the State Of The World Tour begin in L.A.

August : Janet & Randy hire Jareiq “JQ” Kahara as President A&R of Rhythm Nation Entertainment.

August 7 : Week 2 of rehearsals for SOTW Tour in L.A.

August 9 : Janet & Gil take the Kids to Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn Tour” concert at the Staple Center of L.A.

August 14 : Week 3 of rehearsals for SOTW Tour in L.A.

August 15 : Janet films a video segment for the tour. Gil tweets : “WTF just happened, powerful moment, don’t think you’ve ever seen this side. I will forever remember tonight. The room. The studio. The Space. The music. Haunting. Magical.

August 17 : EXCLUSIVE: Janet Jackson’s Creative Director Gil Duldulao Talks Tour Secrets & Singer’s Enviable Post-Baby Bod

Duldulao’s challenge for State of the World was starting the show from scratch, this time with “free-r, stronger, more powerful, clean” choreography.

“I had to go hard and create something so new with what we had,” Duldulao explains. “Whether it be content, video, staging, different songs in the set list and playing with different sounds, certain sections with the musical director, costume changes… but we did it, I did it! The fans clearly will get a show. It’s not going to be the Unbreakable show. No, they’re going to get the State of the World Tour show.”

“And I think when it comes to motherhood, you’ll see how [Janet] has matured as a woman onstage,” he adds. “You’ll see a lot of her journey through concept and creative direction on how and what takes place in certain times of her life to get to this place [she’s at] now, and I think that’s beautiful.”

August 21 : Week 4 of rehearsals for SOTW Tour in L.A.

August 24 : For the last day of rehearsals in L.A, Jimmy Jam visits the team.

August 26 : Gil & the Kids fly to Lafayette in Louisiana.

August 28 : Week 5 of rehearsals begin in Lafayette.

September 04 : Week 6 of rehearsals in Lafayette.

September 06 : Last run through. Janet makes a video statement to confirm the concert in Houston will take place despite the hurricane.

September 07 : Opening night of the SOTW Tour at the Cajundome in Lafayette.

Janet performs many songs for the first time including New Agenda, Black Eagle, Dammn Baby, Island Life, Spending Time With You and Well Traveled.

The new show is more political and more intimate. A new Tour Book is on sale.

Randy Jackson & Tyler Perry attend the show.

September 08 : Janet with her brother Randy and bodyguards Joey & Tommy, visit a shelter for the hurricane victims in Houston guided by Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Janet tweets : “As we visit shelters here in Houston, our thoughts are with those affected by the e.quake in Mexico, H.Irma & storms in S. Asia & Africa.”

September 09 : 2nd concert at the Toyota Center in Houston.

September 10 : 3rd concert at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

September 12 : Janet Jackson‘s older brother Steven Randall “Randy” Jacksonclaims that his sister suffered “verbal abuse” and felt like “a prisoner in her own home” during her marriage to London-based Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. The businessman’s attorneys issued a statement saying he will not be responding to the “particular and deeply hurtful allegations”.

September 13 : 4th concert at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

September 14 : 5th concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

September 16 : 6th concert in at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

September 17 : 7th concert at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

September 19 : 8th concert at the Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque.

September 21 : Janet is spotted in L.A with Eissa, Gil, Preston, Joey & Tommy.

9th concert at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.

September 23 : Janet’s nephew Siggy Jackson gets married at Hayvenhurst.

Many family members attend including, Jackie, his wife and twins, Brandi, Tito, TJ, Taryll, Taj, Prince, Paris, LaToya, Rebbie, Austin, Alejandra & Genevieve.

Janet & Randy are not able to attend because of Janet’s concert in Anaheim.

10th concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Backstage, Janet meets Jimmy Jam & his wife Lisa, her brother Randy and the new president A&R of her Rhythm Nation label Jareiq Kahara.

September 24 : 11th concert at the Save Mart Center in Fresno.

September 26 : 12th concert at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

September 27 : 13th concert at the Key Arena in Seattle.

September 29 : 14th concert at the Moda Center in Portland.

October 1 : 15th concert at the Grand Resort Sierra Theater in Reno.

October 3 : 16th concert at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

October 5 : 17th concert at the Concord Pavillon in Concord

October 6 : Janet has a reunion dinner in West Hollywood with her former dancers “The Kids” including Tina Landon, Kelly Konno, Tish Oliver etc..

October 7 : For the 20th anniversary of The Velvet Rope, Janet teams up with Spotify and posts a video message.

18th concert at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.

October 8 : 19th concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Many family & friends attend the show including Jimmy Jam, Katherine, Rebbie, Tito, Taryll, Taj & his wife, Jackie, Brandi, Siggy and his kids, Jermaine Jr & his wife Asa, Randy, Randy Jr & Genevieve.

Janet performs Scream for the first time and during Rhythm Nation she invites all her former dancers from her previous tours including Terry Bixler, Tina Landon, Anthony Thomas, Kelly Konno, Tish Oliver, Nikki Panterburg, Gil & Whyley.

Later that night she attends an official after party at the Lure Hollywood nightclub.

Latoya, TJ, Prince & Paris do not attend the concert nor the after party.

October 10 : Janet takes Eissa to his first trip to Disneyland Anaheim with Joey, Preston, Ciara and her son.

October 13 : Janet attends the Magic Mike Show at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

October 14 : 20h concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Joe Jackson attends the concert.

October 16 : 21st concert at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

October 17 : 22nd concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

October 19 : 23rd concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

October 21 : 24th concert at the Chaifetz Arena in Saint Louis.

October 22 : 25th concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

October 25 : 26th concert at iWireless Center in Moline.

October 26 : 27th concert at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

October 27 : Janet & Randy visit their childhood home in Gary, Indiana and later they stop by the Roosevelt High Show and sit down for a Q&A with students & staff.

October 28 : 28th concert at Huntington Center in Toledo.

October 29 : 29th concert at in Detroit. After the concert Janet & the crew celebrate Randy’s 56th birthday.

October 31 : Janet celebrates Halloween dressed as Catwoman with the Kids.

November 1 : 30h concert at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

November 2 : 31st concert at Air Canada Center in Toronto.

November 4 : 32nd concert at Keybank Center in Buffalo.

November 5 : 33rd concert at the TD Garden in Boston.

November 7 : 34th concert at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence.

November 8 : 35th concert at SNHU Arena in Manchester.

November 9 : Janet attends the Out100 gala at the Altman Buiding in New York City where she is presented with the Icon Award. Her “Glam Team” (Janet Zeitoun, Preston Menses & Robert Behar) help her prepare for the event.

November 10 : 36th concert at the Boardwalk Arena in Atlantic City.

November 11 : 37th concert at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem.

November 13 : 38th concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

November 15 : 39th concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Janet also attends the official after party at the Blueprint club.

Many stars attend the show & after party including Naomi Campbell, Maxwell, Gabrielle Union, QuestLove, 

November 16 : 40th concert at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC.

Stevie Wonder attends the show and meets Janet backstage.

November 18 : 41st concert at Royal Farms Arena the in Baltimore.

Many family members attend the baby shower for Jourdynn’s wife Marike including Latoya, Alejandra, Genevieve, Donte, Randy Jr, Jaafar, Jermajesty, Jermaine Jr and his baby boy Soltan.

November 19 : 42nd concert at the Prudential Center in Newark.

November 23 : Janet spends Thanksgiving in NYC with Randy & Eissa.

November 25 : Janet is spotted in Central Park, NYC with Eissa, Joey & Tommy.

November 26 : 43rd concert at the Banker Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

November 28 : 44th concert at the Schotteinstein Center in Colombus.

November 29 : 45th concert at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburg.

November 30 : Birth of Bobbie Leroux Jackson, first child of Jourdynn & Marike.

December 1 : 46th concert at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville.

December 3 : 47h concert at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

December 4 : 48h concert at the Rupp Arena in Lexington.

December 6 : 49h concert at the Fedex Forum in Memphis.

December 7 : 50th concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

December 9 : Janet is spotted taking Eissa to Miami Beach with Joey.

51st concert at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham.

December 10 : Janet & Randy attend a dinner with the whole SOTW crew to celebrate the upcoming end of the tour.

December 11 : 52nd concert at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

December 12 : 53rd concert at the Jacksonville Arena in Jacksonville.

December 14 : 54th concert at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk.

December 16 : 55th concert at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

December 17 : 56th concert at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.

Janet performs the full setlist including Scream, Someone To Call My Lover and So Excited for the first time.

Missy Elliott is a special guest on Burnitup.

Janet attends the official after party with many guests including Missy, Samuel L Jackson and Jermaine Dupri.

End of the first leg of the State Of The World Tour.

December 21 + 24 : Janet is spotted in Miami with baby Eissa, Joey & Tommy.

December 24/25 : Janet spends Christmas in Miami with Eissa.

December 29 : Janet is spotted at the Miami airport with Eissa, heading back to London.


January 03 : Janet celebrates Eissa’s 1st birthday in London.

January 20 : Janet is spotted in London with former dancer James Collins. Preston & Robert are also in London.

January 23 : Janet flies from London to NYC.

January 25 : Essence announces that Janet will headline the upcoming Essence Music Festival next July.

At night, Janet makes a surprise appearance at the Essence Black Women in Music gala where she presents her friend Missy Elliott with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is surrounded by her “glam team” Preston, Robert & Janet Zeitoun.

January 27 : Janet flies back to London.

February 14 : Johvonnie releases her memoirs “Bastard Child”.

Janet has lunch with Randy in London.

She posts a video message on her social medias to thank her fans for their love & support during Justin Timberlake’s Superbowl.

February 16 + 28 + March 2 + March 6  : Janet is spotted in London.

March 8 : Janet posts a selfie on her social medias for International Woman’s Day with the lyrics of her song “New Agenda”.

March 9 : Janet attends “HER” concert at the Koko Club in London with Jareiq “JQ” Kabara.

April 12 : Janet launches a dance contest #DanceWithJanet for her upcoming summer tour.

April 23 : Janet announces a new tour in the US next summer.

Dance auditions start in L.A with Janet’s Team (Gil, Preston, JQ, Joey Harris & the J Tribe).

Janet stays in London but watches the auditions on FaceTime.

May 7 : Billboard announces that Janet will be receiving this year’s Icon Award on May 20 and will giver her first TV performance in 9 years!

May 9 : Back in L.A, Janet makes a photoshoot for the upcoming cover of Billboard Magazine with the J Tribe (make up by Preston, hair bt Janet)

She also gives her first interview since 2012!

May 13 : Janet is spotted with Eissa in a park in L.A on Mother’s Day.

May 16 : Janet celebrates her 52nd birthday in L.A with the J Tribe while they are rehearsing for the upcoming Billboard Icon Award performance.

May 17 : Janet’s Billboard Magazine cover story is online.

May 20 : Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Janet walks the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards with her team (Joey, Preston, Janet & Robert). She performs a medley of Nasty/If/Throb with 40 dancers and then Bruno Mars presents her with the Icon Award. Katherine, Rebbie, Austin & Yashi are her guests and sit front row.

Prince & Randy Jackson are backstage (but not together).

Paris reveals on Instagram that she was not informed by her management or family about this award but she congratulates Janet on her Insta Story.

Janet attends the Official BBMA’s After Party with many stars including Bruno Mars, Ciara, Tyra Banks and Salt N Pepa.

May 30 : Janet shares a picture of her in the recording studio on her social medias. At night she goes to the Choreographers Carnival in L.A with Gil & Preston.

June 02 : Janet calls the police over concern for her 1-year-old child, Eissa Al Mana.A watch commander with the Malibu County Sheriff’s Office tells ET that police responded to a call shortly before 10 p.m. at the Nobu Hotel, where they were called to check on the welfare of Jackson’s son, who was with his father, Wissam Al Mana. Jackson was not on the scene at the time.

June 11 : Janet, Gil & the J Tribe start reheasing for the Essence Festival and second leg of the State Of The World Your in L.A.

Janet visits her former trainer Tony Martinez and poses with his baby girl.

June 19 : Janet’s upcoming cover of the July issue of Essence Magazine is revealed.

June 22 : Janet’s Essence Magazine cover story hit the newsstands.

Joe Jackson — the music manager and father of 11, has been hospitalized with terminal cancer, TMZ reports.

The 89-year-old Jackson family patriarch has been battling the illness “for some time,” the outlet says, but is “at the end stages” and “the cancer cannot be treated.”

Family, including wife Katherine, has been at his bedside, sources tell TMZ. Jackson’s children and grandchildren have also made visits.

On Wednesday, son Jermaine told the Daily Mail, “He’s very, very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside – that’s our only intention in his final days.”

Janet is presented with the inaugural impact award during the Radio Disney Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The ceremony airs the following night on Radio Disney and Disney Channel.

June 27 : Joe Jackson passes away in a Las Vegas hospice surrounded by family.

The Jackson family gathers to mourn him and prepare for the funerals.

July 01 : Last day of rehearsals in L.A for Janet and her crew.

July 2 : Many members of the Jackson family attended a private service for Joe Jackson held at Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA.

Among others : Katherine, Rebbie, Austin, Janet (with her son Eissa), LaToya,  Jackie (with children and grandchildren), Marlon, Tito (with children and grandchildren), Randy, Jermaine Jr (with wife Asa), Joh’Vonnie (with daughter Yasmine), Paris & Bigi, Stevie Wonder & Johnny Gill.

Prior to the service some family members gathered at Hayvenhurst, the family home since 1971.

After the service they had lunch at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena,

July 4 : Janet posts a video on Instagram to thank her fans for their support. Then she flies with her crew from L.A to New Orleans;

July 5 : Janet and her crew start dress rehearsals in New Orleans for the Essence Festival.

July 6 : Janet meets Al Sharpton in New Orleans.

July 8 : Janet kicks off the second leg of her “State Of The World Tour”(SOTW2) with a 2 hour show at the Mercedes-Benz Dome in New Orleans as part of the Essence Music Festival.

Many stars watch her performance including friends Missy Elliott, Jermaine Dupri & Johnny Gill.

Janet pays tribute to her father during the song “Together Again”.

July 10 : Janet & her crew attend a party in a Austin Club.

July 11 : 2nd concert of SOTW2 at the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin. Janet sings “Truth” for the very first time.

July 13 : 3rd concert of the SOTW2 at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavillon in Rogers.

July 15 : 4th concert of the SOTW2 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati.

July 18 : 5th concert of the SOTW2 at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse.

July 20 : 6th concert of the SOTW2 in Hershey.

July 22-25 : Janet shoots the music video for “Make For Now” directed by Dave Meyers in New York City. The song and video features Daddy Yankee.

July 25 : The Jacksons perform in Santander, Spain.

July 26 : 7th concert of the SOTW2 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs.

July 27 : Janet attends a party hosted by Alexander Wang in Manhattan with Gil, Preston, Whyley and the Kids.

July 28 : 8th concert of the SOTW2 at the Randall’s Island Park in New York as part of the Panorama NYC Music Festival.

July 29 : 9th concert of the SOTW2 at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphiteater in Virginia Beach.

August 1 : 10th concert of the SOTW2 at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh.

August 2 : Brittny Jackson Sanchez gives birth to Scout Britnny Sanchez, her 4th child.

August 3 : 11th concert of the SOTW2 at the PNC Music Pavillon in Charlotte.

August 5 : 12th concert of the SOTW2 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

August  7 : 13th concert of the SOTW2 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

August  10 : 14th concert of the SOTW2 at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena in Stateline.

August  12 : 15th concert of the SOTW2 at the Golden Gate Park in San Franscisco.

August 13 : Janet announces her new single “Made For Now” will be released on August 17th. She flies to New York with her team.

August 15 : In NYC, Janet visits a gravelly ill Aretha Franklin at her home, then she tapes her performance of “Made For Now’ on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (directed by Gil) and finally she visits the SIRIUSXM Radio Station to tape an interview.

August 16 : Janet tapes an appearance on MTV’s TRL on Times Square.

Janet makes a surprise appearance during a fan only listening session of “Made For Now” at Spotify NYC.

August 17 : “Made For Now” is released on Spotify & Apple Music. The video premieres on You Tube. Janet’s taped apperances on TRL and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon are aired.

At night Janet attends the “Made For Me” Release Party at Samsung 837 in NYC with her whole team including Gil, Preston & Daddy Yankee.

August 18 : Janet & Daddy Yankee attend the 44th Annual Harlem Week.

August 23 : Back in L.A, Janet visits the Radio Disney Studios for an interview.

August 24 : Janet visits the 92.3 Radio Studio in L.A for an interview with DJ Hed.

August 25 : Toyia Jackson gives birth to a baby girl named Skyy Okhi Enid Jackson, it’s her third child with Siggy Jackson.

August 26 : Janet makes a stunning appearance on the Black Girls Rock Awards Red Carpet in Newark, New Jersey.

Later that night, Ciara presents Janet with the Rock Star Award.

The presentation ceremony will air on BET on September 9.

August 27 : Janet visits the radios stations 103.9, 107.5 and Hot 97 in NYC for promotional interviews.

August 29 : Janet releases a short video directed by social media star BlameItOnKway’s . Shot only a week ago at iconic Studio 60,  the video aesthetically continues Janet’s recent “Made For Now” video, with the queen at her rightful throne, as King Bach and Kway dance for her approval.

August 30 : Missy Elliott presents Janet with the BMI Icon Award during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall

A special tribute of Janet songs is performed by Jussie Smollett (“That’s the Way Love Goes”), Justine Skye (“Let’s Wait Awhile”), Normani (“The Pleasure Principle”) and Teyana Taylor (“I Get Lonely”) and H.E.R (Anytime Anyplace).

August 31 : Janet visits several radio stations in Atlanta for promotional interviews.

September 5 : Janet appears on the cover of In Style’s October issue with an exclusive interview and new photoshoot. In the interview Janet speaks for the first time of the abuse she went through in her last marriage.

September 7 : Back in L.A, Janet visits several radio stations for promotional interviews.

September 13/14 : Back in London, Janet visits several radio stations for promotional interviews.

September 19 + 23 : Janet is spotted in London.

September 24 : Janet flies from London to San Francisco.

September 25 : Janet & the kids rehearse in San Francisco.

September 26 : Janet performs a 45 minutes concert at the Bill Graham Civic Center (Private event). She adds “Made For Now” to the setlist at the end.

September 29 : Janet performs a 60 minutes concert at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, NYC and the performance is broadcasted live around the world on You Tube ans MSNBC. Naomi Campbell introduces her and for this special event she invites Q Tip on Got T’il It’s Gone and the dancers of the “Made For Now”. Her whole team is there to support her including Randy.

September 30 : Janet performs a concert at the Mohegan Sun Festival in Connecticut.

October 2 : Janet performs the last concert of the second leg of the SOTW Tour at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City.

October 16 : Janet is back in L.A and in the recording studio with JP Castillo and Tommy Parker. At night she has dinner with Gil, Preston and Cassandra.

October 17 : MTV announces that Janet will receive this year’s MTV EMA Global Icon Award and will perform at the award ceremony on November 4 in Bilbao, Spain.

October 31 : Janet and her team start rehearsing for the upcoming EMA’s in Bilbao, Spain.

November 4 : Live from Bilbao, Janet performs a medley of “Made For Now”, “All For You” and “Rhythm Nation” at the MTV EMA’s and Jason Derulo presents her with the Global Icon Award.

November 21 : Thayana gives birth to a baby daughter named Taylor Aurora Sco Jackson.

November 26 : Janet and Daddy Yankee have released a Latin version of their song “Made for Now,” which features Jackson singing in Spanish and more verses from Daddy Yankee.

November 27 : Janet has partnered with Paradigm Talent Agency for global representation in all areas including touring, theatrical, film, branding and beyond, the company announced today. She was previously with WME.

“Janet Jackson is one of the most iconic and culturally significant artists of all time and we are thrilled to partner with her to create global opportunities for her as an artist and for the art she creates,” said Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO of Paradigm. “We will also seek inspiring opportunities to support Janet’s long history and dedication to social activism and female and gender advocacy.”

December 3 : Janet is spotted in London.

December 13 : Preston, Robert & Cassidy join Janet in Hong Kong to prepare her for upcoming public appearance.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year’s inductees: Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will all join the class of 2019.

The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on March 29th. An edited version of the event will air later on HBO alongside a SiriusXM radio broadcast. Ticket details will be announced in January.

December 14 : Janet attends 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong, China where she is presented with the Inspiration Award. Backstage she poses with boys band BTS.

December 22 : Janet attends Preston’s surprise birthday party in L.A with Gil.

She announces new concert dates in Japan in February 2019.

December 30 : Janet goes to the FunkBoxNYC at the Cielo night-club in NYC.

December 31 : Janet spends New Year’s Eve at her NYC home with Eissa.


January 03 : Janet celebrates Eissa’s 2nd birthday in London.

January 13 : Janet is spotted shopping in London.

January 31 : Janet gives a private performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Then she takes a private jet back to L.A with her team (Joey, Gil, Preston, Cassie, Paulette & the Kids).

Paula Abdul presents Janet with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Anniversary of Choreographer’s Carnival. Taryll Jackson attends the show.

February 3 : Janet Jackson Appreciation Day on social medias for the Superbowl.

February 7 : Janet & her team arrive in Tokyo, Japan.

February 8 : Janet goes shopping at Kiddy Land for Eissa.

February 10 + 11 : Janet performs at Nippon Dubokan in Tokyo, Japan.

February 21 : Janet is spotted in London with Eissa.

February 26 : Janet is in NYC with Gil & Preston.

Global icon Janet Jackson is taking over the Las Vegas strip this spring/summer! Her new headlining residency Metamorphosis begins on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort.

Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global icon.

The centerpiece of her all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album Rhythm Nation.

You will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey finding your own light through her Metamorphosis.

February 28 : Janet is spotted at NYC airport.

March 2 : Janet visits MPA Academy in London.

March 11 : Janet is spotted at NYC airport.

March 29 : Janet attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center in New York City where she is inducted by Janelle Monae.

Then she attends an after party celebrating her induction with many family & friends including Randy, Austin Brown, Joey, Gil, Preston, Robert, Lil Kim, MC Lyte, Tina Landon, Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam, Asa Soltan, Johnny Gill, Joey Harris, Cassidy Blaine, Tommy Parker, Janet & Talun Zeitoun & more.

April 7 : Janet and her crew perform the very last SOTW show at Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage on a boat cruise in Miami, Florida.

Then Janet throws a party for Gil’s 40th birthday!

April 9 : Back in L.A, Janet and her crew start rehearsing for Metarmophosis.

April 18 : Janet makes a photoshoot in L.A.

April 25 : Janet shares a video message to her fans to win tickets for her #MetamorphosisVegas opening night. She also announces a special Rhythm Nation 30th anniversary concert on Sept 21 in San Francisco.

May 2 : Janet and her team go to Las vegas for the next phase of rehearsals for #MetamorphosisVegas.

May 16 : Janet celebrates her 53rd birthday in Vegas.

May 17 : Opening night for Janet’s residency in Vegas.

Many family and friends attend the show  including Katherine, Rebbie, Austin, Yashi, Jimmy Jam, Yvette Nicole Brown, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Eve etc

Later Janet attends the after party for the debut of her residency “Metamorphosis” at On The Record Speakeasy and Club at Park MGM.

May 18 : 2nd Metamorphosis show in Vegas. Austin attends it.

May 19 : Janet’s friends hold a surprise birthday party in Vegas with many family & friends including Austin, Johnny Gil, Lil Kim, Ciara, Teyana etc…

May 21 : 3rd Metamorphosis show in Vegas. Siggy attends it.

May 22 : 4th Metamorphosis show in Vegas.

May 25 : 5th Metamorphosis show in Vegas.

May 26 : 6th Metamorphosis show in Vegas.

May 27 : Janet flies back to London wih Eissa.

June 21 : Gil & Preston join Janet in London.

June 23 : Janet is on the cover of the Sunday Times magazine with a new photoshoot + interview of Janet.

June 26 : Janet attends a Gladys Knight concert in London with Gil & Preston.

June 29 : Janet performs a 50 minutes set at the Glastonbury Festival in England.

June 30 : Janet performs a 80 minutes set at the Jazz Montreux Festival in Switzerland. She is introduced on stage by Quincy Jones.

Backstage, Janet poses with Shania Twain and a few fans who present her with the European Appreciation Award.

July 5 : Janet attends Wireless in London with her friend James and backstage she meets Lil Nas.

July 6 : Janet attends Stevie Wonder’s concert at Hyde Park in London and backstages she poses with Lionel Richie & Stevie.

July 18 : Janet and her team perform at the Jeddah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia.

July 20 : Janet and her team are back in Vegas.

July 24 : 7th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

July 26 : 8th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

July 27 : 9th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

July 31 : 10th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

August 2 : 11th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

August 3 : 12th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

August 7 : 13th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

August 9 : 14th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

August 10 : 15th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

August 11 : Janet is on the cover of Stellar inside the Sunday Telegraph and  the Sunday Herland Sun with an exclusive interview.

August 14 : 16th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

August 16 : 17th Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

August 17 : 18th and final Metamorphosis show at the Park MGM Theater in Vegas.

Mary J Blige, Katherine, Rebbie, Yashi, Austin, Taj, Taryll & Jermaine Jr attend the show.

August 22 : The Jacksons perform in Penthalaz, Switzerland.

August 23 : The Jacksons perform in Overton, Hampshire, UK.

August 27 : Missy Elliott is presented with Michael Jackson Vanguard Award during the MTV Video Music Awards. Janet does not attend but she sends a pre recorded video message to congratulate Missy.

September 12 : Janet is spotted in Mayfair, centra London with Randy.

September 13 : Janet visits the Flyte Time Studios in Minneapolis with Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam.

September 14 : Janet performs a concert at the Treasure Island Amphitheater in Welch, Minnesota. Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam join her onstage.

September 19 : Janet celebrates the 30th anniversary of Rhythm Nation 1814 with small videos messages on her social medias + Spotify.

September 21 : Janet performs a concert at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

October 1 : Janet is spotted having lunch in London with Eissa and a friend.

October 5 : Janet flies from London to NYC.

October 9 : Janet flies back to London.

October 12 : Janet shares a picture of her in London.

October 18 : Janet flies from London to NYC.

October 24 : Back in London, Janet gives an interview to the Star Advertiser.

October 28 : Janet makes a surprise appearance at the 2019 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London to present Dame Elizabeth Anionwu with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

October 31 : Host Sheinelle Jones dresses as Janet in her “Rhythm Nation” Video during NBC’s “Today” Halloween Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and Janet congratulates her in a pre recorded video taped in London.

November 4/5 : Janet flies from London to Perth, Australia.

November 6 : Janet gives an interview to radio show Carrie & Tommy on Hit network. She rehearses with the Kids. At night she has dinner with her team including Gil, Preston & Joey.

November 8 : Janet performs a concert at  RNB Fridays Live 2019 at HBF Park in Perth, Australia.

November 9 : Janet performs a concert at  RNB Fridays Live 2019 at HBF Park in Melbourne, Australia.

November 10 : Janet performs a concert at  RNB Fridays Live 2019 at HBF Park in Adelaide, Australia.

November 15 : Janet performs a concert in Brisbane, Australia.

November 16 : Janet performs a concert in Sydney Australia.

November 17 : Janet performs a concert in Auckland, New Zealand.

November 20 : Janet performs a concert in Honolulu, Hawaii.

November 21 : Janet performs a concert in Honolulu, Hawaii.

November 23 : Janet performs the very last concert of her State Of The World 2017-2019 Tour in Honolulu with a special duet performance with ANA VEE.

November 28 : Back in London, Janet spends Thanksgiving with Eissa. She also shares on her social medias her upcoming cover of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam. A new photoshoot from last month.

December 1 : Janet presents the Urban Luxe Award to Rihanna at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall in London.

December 12 : Janet shares videos from her Malibu home on her Instagram stories.

December 31 : Janet is spotted arriving at JFK airport. She spends New Year’s eve at her NYC home with Eissa and shares the fireworks on her Instagram Story.

Previous era : Unbreakable years : 2012-2016

Next era : Black Diamond years : 2020-2022

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