Janet Jackson Postpones Tour Dates For Michael Trial

Published: Monday 24th Oct 2011 by Sam

Few siblings can rival the combined star power of Michael and Janet Jackson. However, for the the latter, that connection goes deeper than sharing the same last name. In life, Janet always had her brother’s back, and in death it’s no different.

After mounting a wildly successful ‘Number Ones’ tour, the 45 year old today announced a brief hiatus from the Australian leg of the trek. For, she says, it’s imperative that she joins her family back home in the US as the trial of the Dr accusused of causing the singer’s untimely death draws nearer its end.

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A statement on her official site read:

” I want to thank my fans in Australia for their love, support and understanding. When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different. After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now. I’m looking forward to being with you for the Gold Coast, Sydney, and the Melbourne concerts. You are all so important to me. This saddens me in so many ways. I love you,” said Janet Jackson in this exclusive statement.

To ensure that Janet’s Melbourne fans do not miss out on her “Number Ones” tour, the concerts scheduled for this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are now planned to take place in a special configuration at Rod Laver Arena for one night only on November 3rd. Tickets for all of the Melbourne shows will be honoured at the Nov. 3 concert.

“It is important that Janet is with her family at this critical point in the hearing. While Janet and our company apologize for any inconvenience for the reschedule of the Melbourne shows, we thank Janet for the great and successful concerts in Perth and Adelaide and eagerly await her return. I’m sure the rescheduled concert on November 3 will be a very, very special night. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janet and the entire Jackson family,” promoter Paul Dainty said.

Janet’s concerts on the Gold Coast and in Sydney are unaffected.

All ticket holders from all three Melbourne performances will be contacted with their re-allocated seating shortly.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jackson clan at this distressing time. Here’s hoping justice is served.

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  1. musicaloasis October 24, 2011

    praying for janet this difficult time

  2. Nahjee October 24, 2011

    Damn she need to put out some more hits man I know she is going threw a hard time right now.. But we need that feel good music are you just going to be irrelevent like kreayshawn about to be with her “one hit wonder” self

  3. Boopi October 24, 2011

    The Queen and her family are in my prayers. Justice for Michael!

  4. B Lamont October 24, 2011

    Prayers for the whole Jackson family!!

  5. DUNKFAN October 24, 2011

    Janet sells out shows with out hits. She’s proving that with her tour.

  6. TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN October 24, 2011

    WELL RIGHTFULLY SO. JANET SHOULD BE WITH HER FAMILY! WE LOVE YOU MISS JANET! YOU ARE SUCH A STRONG ASS WOMAN.

    THIS TOUR IS JUST AMAZING!

    EVEN THO IT’S UP CLOSE & PERSONAL! SHE HAS ALSO DONE STADIUMS & ARENAS ON THIS CURRENT WORLD TOUR AND SOLD OUT!

    HER LAST ALBUM WAS IN 2008! AND SHE SELLING OUT SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD IN THESE ICONIC VENUES! IT SAYS SOMETHING.

  7. TruthTeller October 24, 2011

    Widely successful?
    Are we still talking about her High School Gymnasium tour where she can’t even sellout 2,000 seats.
    Yall stay tryin’

  8. TruthTeller October 24, 2011

    Milwaukee Theatre Milwaukee 1,969 / 2,259 (87%) $241,037

    EMBARRASSING!

  9. GoLova October 24, 2011

    @TruthTeller The TOUR is Called ” Up close And Personal ” For a Reason
    DUMB ASS .. Its a Show For her Fans .. Where ALL Them Can See Her Upclose And NOT From a Far Distance

  10. TruthTeller October 24, 2011

    @Golova
    Poeple always claim hey wanna do an “intimate tour” when they realize they can t do anrena no more.
    Janet tried to do an Arena tour with RockWithU and it went bankrupt. The seats were empties and she had to just stop it and even cancelled her entire overseas leg due to “the economic crisis”. LMAO!
    That s why she couldn t even get insurance at the beginning of this tour.

    Tell me what is the reason why she couldn’t sellout 2,000 seats in Milwaukee?

  11. bpleasebelieve October 24, 2011

    @truthteller u must be a jody watley fan…no wait evelyn champagne king fan …no wait a debbie gibson fan…lol you sound like a hating a(& non factor lol…just kidding no matter how many numbers you fabricate about these shows janet will still have more money than you ever will-even in death…meaning she could die and stop making money and you will never catch her…WILL YOU EVER SEE $241,037 IN YOUR LIFE? DOUBT IT YOU ZERO…LMAO ROTF…she must be on your mind cause your lonely a&* is sitting in your mommas basement on your computer that’s about to be repoed cause your sad account is in over draft. thanks for continuing to make her relevant, by showing such sad hate…you sound like you need a big hug kiss and counseling. lol foryour information some of the worlds biggest stars do intimate tours…madonna prince u2 and the list goes on… so whatsyour point. btw if your gonna be typing hate learn how to spell lol

  12. Popeater October 24, 2011

    @truthteller, why are you talking about tour numbers? If you want to go there, how about you state that she’s been doing multiple nights in the same location that would equate for an arena size venue in most locations. She could easily do one night per tour stop and keep it moving. She chose to do smaller venues with multiple dates in the same city so her fans could see her UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!!!! Get the point?

  13. popbeauty85 October 24, 2011

    @Truthteller Oh PLEASE!!!! Milwaukee was one show out of over 70 shows. I’m sure you just got on wikipedia and looked for the ONE show you can find that was less than 99% sold out and that was ALL you could find. I’m gonna help you live up to your name “truth teller” and add some TRUTH to your life. She sold out pretty much every other show on this tour including MULTIPLE shows (3 or more) in Toronto,Chicago, LA, Vegas, New York, and London to name a few. Oh, and yes its billed as an “Up Close and Personal tour” but she’s still squeezing a few arenas like Hidalgo which she sold out as well. I’m not gonna list everything to you because quite frankly you’re not worthy of THAT MUCH of my time…but it is rare that ANY artist (other than Michael frickin Jackson) sells out an ENTIRE tour of 70 shows or more WITHOUT an album and little or no promotion whatsoever. Have you seen Janet or anything on tv plugging this tour? No. But she’s still slaying. No explosions, special effects, or stunts. Just pure raw talent and she’s slaying. She can stand on stage in nothing but jeans and a t-shirt and stare at the crowd for a minute and have people crying and screaming her name. To this day! (I’ve witnessed it myself) She looks hella good and can dance better than most if not all the females in the game right now. That is what you call a LEGEND! So why dont your go spray your hate elsewhere and respect the iconic legend that is JANET.

  14. DUNKFAN October 24, 2011

    Sit Down, Janet Jackson performed for 40,000 in Dubai just two weeks ago.

  15. DUNKFAN October 24, 2011

    Hate all you want, but this tour Just added 15 more years to Janet’s Career, the legendary Icon isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

  16. SHESDUMBn STANS FOR PEOPLE WITH ACTUAL TALENT UNLIKE YOU October 24, 2011

    AHEM….

    JANET JACKSON IS THE QUEEN, THEREFORE SHE CAN DO WHAT SHE WANTS, ESPECIALLY AT A TIME LIKE THIS. I HOPE CONRAD GOES TO JAIL. IM NOT REALLY A MJ FAN, BUT I RESPECT HIM AND HOPE THE BEST FOR HIS CHILDREN AND FAMILY.

  17. Edgy_Timeless October 24, 2011

    At least she didnt canceled… bringing all 3 nights into 1 night at a bigger venue makes sense. I love Janet and I hope justice is serve.

  18. TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN October 24, 2011

    LOL@ THE HATER BRINGING UP ONE DATE!

    THAT CONCERT WASN’T EVEN PROMOTED!

    SHE PERFORMED IN ABU DHABI IN FRONT OF 40,000 PEOPLE! HER FIRST EVER MIDDLE EAST PERFORMANCE!

    SHE DID OVER 74 SHOWS! AND YOU CAN ONLY COME UP WITH ONE ? LOL DEAD!

  19. TRANETS DELLUSIONAL FANS October 24, 2011

    @Essence of sean This b**** is only big right now cause of her brother’s death… #FACT she will never be as big as beyonce. BEYONCE SLAYSSSS HER WHOLE CAREER… who would janet be without michael? lol a NOBODY all this b**** does is WHISPER! lol unfortunately even RIHANNA slays her lmaooo

  20. DUNKFAN October 24, 2011

    @Tranets Dellusional Fans

    Billboard Hot 100 #20 Love on top

    Billboard Hot 100 #57 1+1

    Billboard Hot 100 #85 Countdown

    Billboard Hot 100 #16 Best thing I Never Had.

    Billboard Hot 100 #29 Run the World

    Beyonce ain’t slaying s***, lol The Fake having baby b**** is done.

  21. DUNKFAN October 24, 2011

    That Video, performance Jacker is losing her Hype at such an early age too.

  22. mobwife October 24, 2011

    Ahhh, bless you Janet and the entire Jackson Clan!

    #VivaLaMichael

  23. TRANETS DELLUSIONAL FANS October 24, 2011

    @DUNKFAN DANG beyonce didnt have no good hit single but she still managed to get a #1 album hahahaha she sold more than HAS BEEN JANET JACKSON DISCIPLINE lmaoooo TRY AGAIN you lame bum BEYONCE RUN THE WORLD!

  24. DUNKFAN October 24, 2011

    With those numbers you kinda sound like a Delusional Beyonce Fan.

  25. TRANETS DELLUSIONAL FANS October 24, 2011

    Beyonce sold 310k and janet’s flopSON sold 178k DEATHHHHHHHHHHHHH she aint s*** without michael 🙂

  26. TRANETS DELLUSIONAL FANS October 24, 2011

    Janet jackson needs to go lay on her back and start poping kids out cause her CAREER is DONE!!!

  27. DUNKFAN October 24, 2011

    Janet just banked $50 million on a tour without a #1 hit, she ain’t worried about you. Hate her or love her Janet is going to have a longer career then Beyonces. She no longer holds the throne anymore, something just isn’t right when Kelly has a hit and Beyonce try’s with 5 singles and not One has worked out in her favor.

  28. DUNKFAN October 24, 2011

    Who care, 20 y.o out sold ‘4’ lol All your proving is that Beyonce is now pulling numbers like a 45 y.o pop artist. I wonder where Beyonce’s career will be when she’s Janet’s age? Will anyone buy her music, or even care?

  29. Popeater October 24, 2011

    Listen!!! Janet Fans please ignore the haters!!! Her body of work and accomplishments speak for itself. She’s sold records based on her music alone. She doesn’t have to be in the media, have mulitple endorsements, perform at every award show to sell records.

    She needs not be compared to anyone!!! She’s done what many have tried and failed!!!!

  30. sheltop October 24, 2011

    @Tranets dellusional fan… Correction. BEYONCE WOULN’D BE S*** WITHOUT JANET!!! MIND YOU JANET INSPIRED BEYONCES WHOLE RING THE ALARM VMA PERFORMANCE. AND BEYONCE WILL NEVER BE AS BIG AS JANET, GET THAT RIGHT!!

  31. Ste October 24, 2011

    @Tranets dellusional fan

    Are you kidding?

    Billboard ranks Janet as the #8 Most successful artist of all-time, Beyonce ranks #50.

    Beyonce will never slay Janet. And in the worldwide sales? Don’t even go there. I’m sure “Control” and “Rhythm Nation” combined outsell Beyonce’s entire career, and if we add “Janet.” and “The Velvet Rope,” Beyonce can completely forget about it.

  32. SendingPrayers October 24, 2011

    Forget number, Our prayers need to be with her. What other artist u know has to put thier tour, very successful tour mind you, on hold not because of illness, family or emergency but because her family is going through a murder trail over the death of her brother. That is some DEEP s***. If it was me i wouldn’t be able to function, and here she is trying to do her job and give to her fans. Most ppl wouldn’t be able to pull a 9-5 during such a stress time and she was doing a tour. This is a strong ass woman, and to all the haters that can’t see her strength but wanna bring up some b******* numbers f*** yall u r heartless and missing the point. instead of hating u should be praying for her.

  33. VA STAND UP!!! October 24, 2011

    SMH at the absolute fuckery on this post! WTF does any of that s*** have to do with the post?!? Ugh!

    Anywho, kudos to Janet for putting her family’s need before her own career. That shows that she genuinely cared about her brother and unlike some members of the family aren’t just trying to ‘look’ supportive just by showing up to court.

    After hearing that audio of Michael saying how he thinks some of his family uses him broke my heart! At least he had Janet to trust! I always thought they were the closest.

    I can’t really watch the trial coverage anymore because it’s just too depressing! I just hope justice is served! SMH.

  34. JOHN October 28, 2011

    Box office score dataVenue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
    Chicago Theatre Chicago 10,403 / 10,403 (100%) $1,350,916[67]
    Wang Theatre Boston 3,477 / 3,477 (100%) $362,240[68]
    Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville 5,043 / 5,106 (99%) $330,270[69]
    Radio City Music Hall New York City 17,662 / 17,662 (100%) $1,976,484[70]
    Fox Theatre Atlanta 4,395 / 4,395 (100%) $489,430[71]
    Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara 9,158 / 9,352 (98%) $741,144[70]
    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco 10,453 / 10,453 (100%) $926,756[72]
    The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas 12,361 / 12,361 (100%) $1,589,230[73]
    Bell Centre Montreal 3,366 / 3,434 (98%) $330,025[74]
    Milwaukee Theatre Milwaukee 1,969 / 2,259 (87%) $241,037[75]
    Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis 2,579 / 2,579 (100%) $256,556[76]
    Greek Theatre Los Angeles 5,808 / 5,808 (100%) $541,832[77]
    TOTAL 86,674 / 87,289 (99%) $9,135,920

    [edit] Personnel

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