Katy Perry Announces Witness Album and 2017—2018 Tour Dates

Katy Perry, Witness Tour

Katy Perry is taking her act on the road.

The singer announced Monday that her new album is titled Witness; it will drop June 9 on Capitol Records and includes the singles “Chained to the Rhythm” with Skip Marley and “Bon Appétit” with Migos. “With Witness, Katy reflects on the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that both challenge and inspire,” a press release explains.

Perry also announced the dates for the North American leg of Witness: The Tour. Concert tickets will go on sale to general public May 22 at 10 a.m. A pre-sale begins May 18, at 9 a.m. through 12 p.m. local time. To get tickets, register trough’s Ticketmaster Verified Fan program.

“Having just launched a new national advertising campaign with Katy, we’re thrilled to extend our relationship to encompass the upcoming Witness Tour,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Citi. “Citi card members will…

Janet Jackson Announces State of the World Tour

Janet Jackson has announced a massive North American trek to reschedule her Unbreakable Tour that was postponed due to the singer’s pregnancy, with Jackson set to embark on a rebranded trek starting in September.

“I’m continuing my tour as I promised,” Jackson said Monday night in a video to fans. The rescheduled trek features 56 shows and begins September 7th in Lafayette, Louisiana and concludes December 17th in Atlanta.

Tickets from the postponed Unbreakable Tour gigs will be honored at the new dates, while newly scheduled stops will go on sale starting May 5th at Live Nation.

However, the Unbreakable Tour – titled after Jackson’s 2015 album but a target of mockery because of the many postponements and cancellations the tour endured before it was indefinitely postponed with over 70 dates remaining – has undergone a name change.

“I decided to change the name of the tour: State of the World Tour,” Jackson said. “It’s not about politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships, and just love.”

In the 90-second-long video, Jackson also briefly touched on her experiences as a mother of a newborn as well as confirmed that she and Wissam Al Mana, her husband of five years, are divorcing. “Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court and the rest is in God’s hands,” she said.

Janet Jackson Tour Dates

September 7 – Lafayette, LA @ CajundomeSeptember 9 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
September 10 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
September 13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 16 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon…

Janet Jackson Announces She Is Resuming Her Tour This Fall

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Janet Jackson has announced she will resume touring this fall.

The pop star postponed 75 North American and European dates of her Unbreakable World Tour in 2016 in order to have a baby. On Jan. 3, Jackson birthed her first son, Eissa.

Speaking to her fans in a video shared on her website, Jackson 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.

Watch the video here and check out the tour dates below.

Janet Jackson’s ‘State of the World Tour’ dates

Sept. 07 — Cajundome, Lafayette, LA
Sept. 09 — Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Sept. 10 — Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
Sept. 13 — AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Sept. 14 — American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Sept. 16 — Verizon Arena, Little Rock, AR
Sept. 17 — BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Sept. 19…