By Wayne Harada
Janet Jackson will bring her “Unbreakable World Tour” to Hawaii for a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Blaisdell Arena.
The announcement was made Monday as part of a 36-date tour, beginning Aug. 31 in Vancouver B.C. and winding up in Honolulu in the fall. Shows will span the obvious music hubs across the country, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego and San Francisco.
World dates will be announced later.
The concert, expected to be a sell-out, will be Jackson’s first since her “All for You Tour” at Aloha Stadium, which resulted in an HBO special in 2002.
American Express cardholders will get first dibs to buy tickets, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. now through Friday this week, at Janet.Jackson.com. The site lists prices from $65 to $195. Regular sales begin June 22.
Over the years, American Express has enabled card-members to secure premium seats in a diverse field of entertainment, from concerts to Broadway shows.
Rhythm Nation. Jackson’s production company, is partnering with Rhythm Nation on most of the tour dates, though other promoters such as Nederlander Concerts, jam Productions and Another Planet Entertainment are involved in select markets. In Hawaii, the producer will be Tommy Meharey and participation of Bamp.
Jackson has been an icon of pop and hip-hop music, thanks to her choreographic and dance skills. She is a winner of six Grammys, two Emmys and a Golden Globe, among other awards.