Advertisement
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. /
  3. Music

Janet Jackson coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

The tour will feature a special anniversary tribute to ‘Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.’
Janet Jackson last performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa in 2015. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times (2015)]
Janet Jackson last performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa in 2015. [LUIS SANTANA | Times (2015)]
Published Feb. 10
Updated Feb. 10

If you failed to properly celebrate the 30th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 last fall, (A) what is wrong with you; that’s one of the greatest pop albums of all time, and (B) you’ve got another chance this summer.

Janet Jackson has announced a new leg of her 2020 Black Diamond Tour, and it’s coming to Tampa’s Amalie Arena on June 27. It will include a “special performance of Rhythm Nation,” according to tour info. Whether that’s a full album performance or just a medley, we’ll see. But hearing any part of the ferocious pop statement that gave us Rhythm Nation, State of the World, Black Cat and Alright will be worth it.

Related: Review: Janet Jackson runs through precise, powerful concert at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Jackson, of course, has many more hits to her name, from Control and What Have You Done For Me Lately to That’s the Way Love Goes and All For You. Last year, she was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tickets to the Tampa show start at $49.95 and go on sale soon. Click here for details.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

  1. Zac Brown Band last performed at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in 2019.
  2. The Weeknd will perform at the Amway Center in Orlando on July 21.
  3. Violinists, Patricia Quintero, RubŽn Rengel, Alex Gonzalez and Emilia Mettenbrink, with the Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra from Detroit, perform at the Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum Thursday/
  4. Four-time Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba will play the Jaeb Theater at Tampa's Straz Center on June 5.
  5. In this Sept. 15, 2004 file photo, recording artist Whitney Houston performs at the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again. Eight years after her death, five years after the show was conceived and a year after production began, a holographic Houston will embark on a European tour starting Feb. 25, with U.S. dates expected to follow. The singer's sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston says it's the right time for a revival, and says it's a show Whitney Houston would've wanted. The concerts will feature a projected Houston performing most of her biggest hits, including “I Will Always Love You," with real backup dancers and a live band. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, file)
  6. Expect to see lots of traditional Mardi Gras masks like this during the annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Dunedin on Feb. 22.
  7. Plant City's Fancy Farms off County Line Road will host its annual U-pick event on Feb. 22.
  8. Joe Bonamassa will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Feb. 24-25.
  9. Little Big Town will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Feb. 26 and 27.
  10. Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 25 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
  11. AJR performs during 97X Next Big Thing at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa in 2018.
  12. Rezz will perform at the 2020 Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement