Janet Jackson offers behind-the scenes look at her State of the World Tour 2018

Solaiman FazelJanet Jackson kicks off her State of the World Tour 2018 this Sunday at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, and Friday, she gave her fans a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at her rehearsals.

“One of my favorite things about being on tour is connecting with the fans, performing for the fans, for you, meeting you,” Jackson says in the video, as we see her going through her iconic moves with her male and female dancers.

“That’s why I do what I do,” Jackson adds. “I love being onstage and I love performing for you, and hopefully making you happy. As happy as I am performing for you.”

Following her Essence Fest performance, Janet’s next show will be July 11 in Austin, Texas. Tour stops also include Cincinnati, Miami, New York City and San Francisco. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com

Here are Janet’s tour dates:

7/8 – New Orleans, LA, Essence Festival, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
7/11 — Austin, TX, Austin360 Amp
7/13 — Rogers, AR, Walmart Amphitheater
7/15 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
7/18 — Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater
7/20 — Hershey, PA, Hershey Park Stadium
7/26 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/28 – New York, NY, Randall’s Island Park
7/29 — Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/1 — Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/3 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
8/5 — Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
8/7 — Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/10 – Stateline, NV, Lake Tahoe Arena at Harveys
8/12 – San Francisco, CA, Golden Gate Park

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