Fresh from receiving the Artist Achievement honor at the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1152702">2001 Billboard Music Awards</A>, Janet Jackson ha
Fresh from receiving the Artist Achievement honor at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, Janet Jackson has scheduled a handful of 2002 tour dates. The shows, which begin Jan. 25 in Louisville, Ky., will presumably keep the diva in top performing shape for her Feb. 17 live HBO concert special from Honolulu's Aloha Stadium.
Tickets for the newly added stops in Louisville, Champaign, Ill., Atlantic City, N.J., Wilkes Barre, Pa., and Hampton, Va., will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 8) via Ticketmaster. The Honolulu performance is not yet on sale, and a few more dates are expected to be added to the itinerary.
Jackson is touring in support of her Virgin set "All for You," which in April debuted on top of The Billboard 200. The set spawned the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single "All for You" and also includes "Doesn't Really Matter," which hit No. 1 on the chart in an earlier release from the "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" soundtrack. The album's latest single, "Son of a Gun" featuring Missy Elliott, P. Diddy, and Carly Simon jumps 33-29 on the latest chart. A commercial single release of the track is due Tuesday (Dec. 11).
Here are Janet Jackson's confirmed upcoming tour dates:
Jan. 25: Louisville, Ky. (Freedom Hall; on sale Dec. 8)
Jan. 26: Champaign, Ill. (Assembly Hall; on sale Dec. 8)
Feb. 2: Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Taj Mahal; on sale Dec. 8)
Feb. 8: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (First Union Arena; on sale Dec. 8)
Feb. 9: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum; on sale Dec. 8)
Feb. 17: Honolulu (Aloha Stadium; on sale date TBA)