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Janet Jackson sells out Gibson Amphitheatre in less than 10 minutes, adds additional date

Janet_jackson_american_idol Janet Jackson fans really couldn’t wait to see the pop diva.

After tickets to the April 14 Los Angeles date of her newly announced "Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour" went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday morning, they sold out in less than 10 minutes, according to a spokesman for Live Nation.

To try to keep up with the demand, Jackson and Live Nation have added an additional Gibson Amphitheatre performance for Friday, April 15. 

Jackson previously made news when she broke Beyonce’s attendance record when headlining the 2010 Essence Music Festival. After selling out the Louisiana Superdome -- where the annual festival is held -- Jackson reportedly commanded the first-ever waiting list for the Festival with additional seats erected and sold behind the stage.

The "Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour" is her first tour since 2008’s brief "Rock Witchu Tour," which suffered numerous canceled dates due to poor ticket sales.

For this trek, Jackson called on her fans to vote for the 35 cities (one for each of her 35 No. 1 hits) that would constitute the itinerary, with dates in Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila being the first to be announced.

"These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible," Jackson said in a statement. "These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I'll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you've made number ones for me. Let's go!”

Tickets for her second L.A. date are on sale through Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

— Gerrick D. Kennedy
twitter.com/GerrickKennedy

Photo: Janet Jackson performs on the finale of "American Idol." Credit: Courtesy of Fox

 
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Yes!!!!! This is why Miss Jackson is the LEGENDARY JANET JACKSON !

YES!! Cannot wait!

JANET JACKSON IS THE FEMALE VERSION OF MICHAEL JACKSON, BOTH THE KING & QUEEN OF POP BROKE BOUNDARIES WITH THEIR INNOVATIVE DANCE MOVES INCORPORATIONG THEM INTO THEIR MUSIC VIDEOS; JANET IS UNTOUCHABLE, NO OTHER FEMALE ARTIST CAN TOUCH HER; SHE DOES NOT SHAKE HER BUTT, AND GYRATE SHE GIVES YOU A SHOW FULL OF DIFFERENT DANCE MOVES, IM TELLING YOU ALL SHE NEEDS TO DO IS THE MOON WALK AND MICHAEL JACKSON WILL BE ALIVE AGAIN!! I CANT WAIT FOR HER TO COME TO ATLANTA.

that's great.

JANET JACKSON IS THE FEMALE VERSION OF MICHAEL JACKSON BOTH THE KING & QUEEN OF POP BROKE BOUNDARIES WITH THEIR INNOVATIVE DANCE MOVIES INCORPORATED INTO THEIR MUSIC VIDEOS, THEY INFLUENCED THE LIVES OF MANY YOUNGER ARTIST LIKE USHER, BEYONCE, CHRIS BROWN, CIARA BRITNEY SPEARS, ETC. JANET IS GOING TO GIVE A STELLAR PERFORMANCE AND THAT IS WHAT SHE IS KNOWN FOR, I DON'T THINK HER ROCK WITH U TOUR SUFFERED POOR TICKET SALES BECAUSE HER ROCK WITH U TOUR IN ATLANTA AT THE PHILLIPS ARENA WAS SOLD OUT AND SHE HAD OTHER SOLD OUT CONCERTS, JANET HAD SOME HEALTH PROBLEMS, BUT I AM GLAD THAT SHE IS COMING BACK TO WHAT SHE IS KNOWN FOR AND THAT IS PUTTING ON AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE. NO OTHER ARTIST CAN TOUCH HER ON STAGE!!!

Im so glad the tour is doing so well. She is going to show people that after 30 years in the music biz she is still the true "Queen Of Pop" and that she has nothing to prove. Look at every other female artist out right now and they all have a little bit of Janet in them. I cant wait to see the show, its going to be amazing.

WOW that's great! I just wish Janet was doing a tour with bigger venues. Someone of her caliber should be doing Arenas or Stadiums. Madonna sold out stadiums around the world and ended her 2009 Sticky and Sweet Tour as the Top Tour Ever for a Female or Solo Artist!

You'd think Janet could try a friendly competition with that. Love Janet and Madonna though!

See i told people Janet still got it. this will be my first time in a concert to see anyone and im glad its Janet and yes she is a Legend whether she likes it or not. I Love Miss Jackson. cant wait to see her apr 2

she is the best I love you janet

ok......first of all janet is a great ENTERTAINER..... not a SONGWRITER or a dancer who came up with her own moves(thank Paula Abdul for that). To say she is on the same level of her brother Michael is LAUGHABLE. She was Penny on Good Times, not a dancer/singer just yet........... and 'number ones up close and personal'???? that would be about 4 songs maybe?? short show....

Actually tickets are available on Live Nation. I just looked.

Sorry, actually Madonna is the Queen of Pop. Janet Jackson in her own right is a star, although in my opinion not as talented as Michael, but famous because of him. Congratulations to her for the sellout lets also remember that Gibson isn't Dodger Stadium.

Can you people read, it is a up close & personal tour so that she can be intimate with the fans, Janet & Michael started the dance in videos and Madonna was jealous of both Janet & Michael which is why Madonna had something negative to say about Michael in the 80's and Janet told her to fall back. Janet have sold out of arenas and stadiums just like Madonna with her Rhythm Nation tour & Janet tour, Madonna made so much because her tickets were priced so high and she toured for like 2 years promoting the same album. Rhythn Nation tour is the biggest debut tour in history and no one has broken that record & Janet did not have to tour for 2 years. Look at Madonna dates and see how long she toured that is why she made so much money. Madonna can't even dance, and she surely cant sing, so dont put Janet down just to hype up Madonna after "Thriller" & "Rhythm Nation" videos & tour everyone including Madonna wanted a short film video like those two. I wouldnt pay 2.00 to see Madonna because she can not sing, nor dance.

You know what Janet...good job. You went for something different and it's paying off. Some of these comments just serve as a reminder that regardless of how well you do, there's always someone there to try and bring you down. Keep up the good work Janet.

Correction "theodore Schraff " Janet is a legitimate songwriter. If you look at the credits on most of her albums, she has written or co-written most of her material. Being from a famous family does not give you all the success in the world. If that were true, many siblings of famous stars would be as successful. What she has achieved is truly unique in the industry. It was most likely even harder for her in many respects because of her family's fame. A double edged sword. She is famous because of her connection with her fans, her ability to give fresh shows with astounding perfection, and relentless hard work. She has co-coreographed lots of her moves. Her shows and video concepts are ultimately her vision. She is an icon and true legend.

As far as your comment about how many number ones Miss Jackson has, you have not done your homework either. At least research what you're talking about before posting.

actually there are quite a few tickets left. according to barrystickets.com there are a couple of hundred left from $50 to $1066. i like janet just as much as the next guy but to charge more than $150 in this economy, especially when you haven't had a bonafide hit in almost 15 years is absurd.

Sorry, but I will never understand the appeal of Janet Jackson. Just don't see the talent. It's all about the presentation and there's nothing at the core. Even Lady GaGa, the queen of presentation, has great singing chops.

THIS WILL BE MY 4TH JANET TOUR TO ATTEND AND THEY EACH KEEP GETTING BETTER. WHILE THE "DISCIPLINE" TOUR WAS SHORT ON THEATRICS, I LOVED IT MOST BECUASE SHE PERFORMED ABOUT 40 SONGS...ALL THE FAVORITES...NOW SHE IS DOING IT AGAIN...LOVE YOU JANET...

I've been to her concerts before and it was AWESOME… I'll probably see her again in NY on March 19.

Um... what's with those freakish boys in the photo with Janet? They're giving me the creeps.

Always have been a fan and always will. Janet is number one. As i recently heard, Janet has help buite the house that Beyonce, Ciara and Britney are in. Madonna is cool in her own right, Janet is just Janet. We all know that you don't have to be a super singer to be in this business, Janet nor Madonna has Whitneys voice, but that's just Whitney. Theirs room for everyone, if you like Janet go see her and support her, if you like Madonna go see her and support her. But but, Janet is my girl, i caught 2 of her tours and love them. The new look is hot and "Nothing" has become one of my favorite songs, that's just a beautiful ballad, that song will make you cry, Janet has a beautiful voice, That's just Janet, well, being Janet.

There's 3 things about people that hate on Janet that i've always Noticed.

1.Madonna fans LOL!!!! Janet could dance cirlces around that old hag anytime , anyplace.Madonna DOING yoga /Aerobics on stage aint dancing granny!

2.Britney Fans LOL!!! I've seen Janet impersonators perform better then shytny.

3.People who just can't Dance, sing ,usauly are fat, bitter, ugly ,rude, careless ,Rythemless,etc.etc. AND THAT GOES FOR YOU THEO SHAFF LOL OOPS SCRHAFF SARAH BIG NOSE WEINSTEIN & BITTER SUE!!!


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