Boxoffice Insider: Janet Jackson To Resume ‘Together Again’ Tour In March

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 28: Janet Jackson performs onstage on Day 1 of 2023 ONE MusicFest at Piedmont Park on October 28, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ONE Musicfest)

Janet Jackson is gearing up to return to the road on her “Together Again” tour that launched last April with shows performed in 35 cities in North America during a 10-week span. The 2024 leg of the tour, scheduled to resume on March 8, will kick off with a three-show engagement at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu before heading to the Philippines and Japan for the remainder of the month. Then the tour’s final stretch of arena and outdoor amphitheater dates through the U.S. and Canada will began in June and continue through July.

The upcoming Honolulu shows will mark Jackson’s return to Hawaii for the first time since playing another three-show stint at the same venue in November 2019, the final performances on the tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of her Rhythm Nation album. And she also played three shows at the arena four years before that during her “Unbreakable” tour.

This summer’s final leg of the “Together Again” trek is set to begin at Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert, California, on June 4, followed by concerts at 23 more arenas, 10 sheds and one stadium through the end of July. In two of the upcoming markets – Los Angeles and New York City – she will perform in more than just one venue. Her L.A. shows will be June 8 at Kia Forum in Inglewood and the following night at Honda Center in Anaheim, while the New York-area events will occur at Prudential Center in Newark on July 9 and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on the 10th.

She also appeared in both of those markets during the opening 2023 leg of the tour, performing in Southern California on June 9 at Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre, which closed permanently four months later, and also June 10 at the Hollywood Bowl. And earlier on the tour, she played New York’s Madison Square Garden for two nights in May, moving 24,466 tickets with a combined gross totaling $3.84 million.

The Garden was not the only venue to host the “Together Again” trek for two shows last year. The first was Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, a two-show engagement, April 14 and 16, which opened the tour. Attendance at both concerts hit 11,497 with a gross of $1.59 million. Then Atlanta’s State Farm Arena also welcomed Jackson for two nights, April 26 and 28, selling 12,184 tickets at the first sold-out show and 12,464 at the second. The combined gross from both reached $2.66 million.

Analysis of the box-office results from reported concerts on the current tour shows that the average gross per performance is higher than the gross average on any of her previous arena tours. With an average gross of $1.3 million per show, the opening 2023 leg of the tour is her first headlining trek booked in arenas and sheds ever to top $1 million in ticket revenue per show. Her two previous arena treks, “State of the World” (2017-19) and “Unbreakable” (2015-16), each saw gross averages land in the mid-$500,000 range, and her 2011 tour, set primarily in theaters rather than arenas, averaged about $372,000 per night.

Stadiums were the primary destinations on her 2019 Rhythm Nation anniversary tour that included a stretch of dates in Oceania. She was the headlining artist for five “RnB Fridays Live” events in Australian cities and another concert in Auckland, New Zealand, called “Friday Jams Live,” all with multiple artists on the bill including The Black Eyed Peas and 50 Cent. Her gross average from those six performances was $2.34 million with a sold-ticket average of 23,973. Before heading Down Under on that tour, she played two U.S. shows including a sellout at San Francisco’s Chase Center that drew 12,613 fans and grossed $1.59 million.