Janet Jackson to tour for first time in seven years

Pop star heading out on road in September

Janet Jackson has announced she will tour for the first time in seven years, kicking off the jaunt September 20 in Vancouver.

The singer announced the news today, and revealed that she didn’t tour her 2006 album ‘20 Y.O.’ after her record label asked her not to, despite the fact that she was already in preparation mode.

“I was supposed to go on tour with the last album,” Jackson told the Associated Press. “We were actually in full-blown tour rehearsals at that point … learning numbers, getting everything together, set designs, I had to kind of shut everything down and go into the studio.”

The result was Jackson’s new album ‘Discipline’, which was released in February. She will now support her last two albums on the forthcoming ‘Rock Witchu’ tour, for which a handful of dates have been revealed.

Dates are scheduled for New York and Washington with the full tour itinerary expected to be announced shortly. Tickets will go on sale June 7.

–By our New York staff.

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