Janet Jackson announces a new 2019 Las Vegas residency – ‘Metamorphosis’

The residency will take place from May to August this year

Janet Jackson will headline a new 15-date Las Vegas residency this summer.

The residency, called ‘Metamorphosis’, will run from May until August and will take place at the Park Theater, Las Vegas, in the Park MGM resort.

According to a press release about the event, the show is set to “peel back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global icon.”

It continued: “The [centre piece] of this all new thought-provoking show will be Janet herself, captivating your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favourite deep cuts.”The show will also feature a special 30-year-anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album, ‘Rhythm Nation’.

Back in October, Jackson delivered an emotional speech at the MTV European Music Awards after she accepted an honour for Global Icon. Jackson released her self-titled debut album in 1982 and has had a string of global successes since.

During her acceptance speech, the pop icon, 52, appeared to subtly reference the #MeToo movement and called for global tolerance as she took to the stage in Bilbao.

“I accept this award with profound gratitude. To be called an icon is a tremendous honour but one that comes with a tremendous responsibility”, Jackson told the crowd.

She continued: “Tonight I speak for women whose voices have been stifled. I am one of those women…Women who have been gagged – both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused, women who have been intimidated, women who live in fear… I stand with you. You are my sisters.”

Meanwhile, Jackson will also be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later this year.

‘Metamorphosis’ residency poster

The 15 dates of Jackson’s upcoming residency are:

May 2019: 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26
July 2019: 24, 26, 27, 31
August 2019: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10

Fan club and Citi card members can buy tickets via a special pre-resale on February 27 at 6pm GMT.

M life Rewards loyalty members, Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers can access a different pre-sale, beginning on March 1 and 6AM GMT.

Tickets start at $79 and will go on sale to the public on March 2 at 6PM GMT and can be purchased here.