Janet Jackson Announces December 5 Show at the Fillmore Miami Beach
Early this morning, Crossfade received a very excited press release from New Times Best Flack 2011 winner Woody Graber. The subject line simply read, "JANET JACKSON @ THE FILLMORE," followed by the most exclamation points we've ever seen in an email.
That's right, on Monday, December 5, Janet fucking Jackson brings her Up Close and Personal Tour to the Fillmore Miami Beach, and we're guessing it's going to be a sell-out show. It better be, y'all voted for it.
"I thank my fans who have voted and helped me chose the cities we're announcing today," Jackson says in the press release. "These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done... 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!"
Jackson's also celebrating community service, announcing that in each city, "20 young leaders who are changing their communities for the better," will get to meet Michael's little sister. "At each concert the 20 people chosen and the person who nominated them will be VIP guests at my show."
In 2009, Jackson released Number Ones, a two-disc best-of album loaded with 33 chart-topping singles, spanning from 1986 through 2008. Unfortunately, the compilation didn't follow suit and top the charts; it debuted at number 22 on the Billboard 200.
If you needed any clarification as to why Jackson's playing the Fillmore and not the American Airlines Arena or Sun Life Stadium, there you have it.
But hey, that's the way love goes. It can't be the late '80s, early '90s forever, right? Luckily, it's 2011, and Jackson's true fans will get Up Close and Personal at the house Jackie Gleason built.
See you in December, Ms. Jackson.
Janet Jackson. Saturday, September 10. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-673-7300 or visit fillmoremb.com. Tickets go on sale for $69.50 to $225 plus fees this Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. via livenation.com.
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