Janet Jackson Charts Following ‘Together Again’ Tour Launch

Janet Jackson: Together Again Tour Opener Hollywood, Florida
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – APRIL 14: Janet Jackson performs at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on April 14, 2023 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Janet Jackson)

Janet Jackson makes her first appearance on LIVE75 after kicking off her 10th concert tour, the “Together Again” trek booked this spring in U.S. and Canadian cities. It began on April 14 and is set to continue through June 21 with a final performance planned for Seattle. With boxoffice stats reported from three of the early dates on the tour, the veteran pop star earns a sold-ticket average of 12,676 per show to score the ninth ranking on the chart.

Along with the 6,500-seat theater Hard Rock Live at Hollywood, Florida where her tour began with a two-show engagement, 18 arenas and 15 outdoor amphitheaters are scheduled during the run. Included are Atlanta’s State Farm Arena and New York’s Madison Square Garden, both having already hosted the tour for two nights. Also, a second theater date is planned for June 14, the week before the tour ends. It will be held at the 3,000-seat Yaamava’ Theater at the Yaamava’ Resort & Casino near San Bernardino, California.

Jackson most recently toured in 2019 with a brief trek commemorating the 30th anniversary of her Rhythm Nation album. Booked primarily in Oceania, she headlined a multiple-act run of shows in Australia dubbed “RnB Fridays Live” that grossed over $11.3 million at stadium-sized venues in five cities. In Auckland, New Zealand, she topped the lineup for the annual “Friday Jams Live” event that brought in $2.7 million at the box office. In both countries, The Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent and Jason Derulo were among the other artists on the bill.

Before heading Down Under in 2019, Jackson also performed for a sellout crowd at San Francisco’s Chase Center in September just two weeks after the arena opened, grossing $1.6 million from 12,613 sold seats.

The Artist Power Index features Taylor Swift at No. 1 for the ninth week in a row while her “Eras” jaunt is currently touring throughout U.S. markets. She is just one week short of Justin Bieber’s 2022 total of 10 weeks in the top position on the chart, but Ed Sheeran still holds the record with 20 consecutive weeks at No. 1. He retained the top ranking during the summer of 2022 as his “Mathematics” tour was on the road in Europe. He also claimed the No. 1 slot for six consecutive weeks earlier this year based on concerts during his tour’s Oceania leg, yet Swift overtook him in the March 27 issue.

Luke Combs remains at No. 1 on LIVE75 for a second week with a ticket average of 53,245 from six shows on his world tour, all set in U.S. stadiums. Following his two shows at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium in mid-April, he played to sellout crowds at Ford Field in Detroit, Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, Chicago’s Soldier Field and U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. With over $31.2 million in sales at all five venues, he has a gross average of $5.21 million, yet fellow country star Morgan Wallen beats that figure this week and takes the “Heavy Hitter” tag with a $5.27 million average gross from seven concerts on his “One Night at a Time” tour.

Although Wallen has been on vocal rest recently, he still ranks second on the chart based on concerts that occurred during the chart eligibility period. Three of his seven shows were set in stadiums – two at Milwaukee’s American Family Field and one at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

Harry Styles, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Christian Nodal and Backstreet Boys all return to the Artist Power Index this week after time off the chart, however, two artists make their first appearance during the past 13-week period. Regional Mexican group Eslabon Armado, No. 41, debuts after having been on the road playing theaters and arenas in U.S. cities since February, while Mary J. Blige, No. 50, appears following her two-night “Strength of a Woman” event held at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, May 12-13.