New mom Janet Jackson announces fall tour; includes Chicago stop

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Grammy Award-winner and new mom Janet Jackson announced a new North American tour late Monday night.

The four-month State of the World tour kicks off Sept. 7 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and includes an Oct. 26 stop at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

Tickets for the newly scheduled 56-city fall tour dates will go on sale on May 5 at livenation.com. Tickets held for previously postponed Unbreakable tour events that are now rescheduled will be honored at the new dates.

Jackson’s son, Eissa Al Mana, was born in January. In a video message announced the tour on Twitter, the 50-year-old pop superstar said the child is “so healthy, so beautiful, so sweet, so loving.”

She also confirmed reports that she and her third husband, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, have split.

“I just want to keep it real with you guys for a second,” Jackson said. “Yes, I separated from my husband. We are in court. And the rest is in God’s hands.”

Here’s the full State of the World schedule to date (**Denotes a new event):

September 7  Lafayette, LA Cajundome**

September 9  Houston, TX Toyota Center

September 10  Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

September 13  San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

September 14  Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

September 16  Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena

September 17  Tulsa, OK BOK Center

September 19  Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater

September 21  Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena**

September 23  Anaheim, CA Honda Center

September 24  Fresno, CA Save Mart Center**

September 26  Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena**

September 27  Seattle, WA Key Arena

September 29  Portland, OR Moda Center

October 1  Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino**

October 3  Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center**

October 5  Concord, CA Concord Pavilion

October 7  San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center**

October 8  Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

October 14  Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center**

October 16  Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena

October 17  Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena

October 19 ansas City, MO Sprint Center

October 21  St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena

October 22  Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center

October 25  Moline, IL iWireless Center

October 26  Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

October 28  Toledo, OH The Huntington Center

October 29  Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena**

November 1  Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena**

November 2  Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre**

November 4  Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center**

November 5  Boston, MA TD Garden

November 7  Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center

November 8  Manchester, NH SNHU Arena

November 10  Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall

November 11  Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center

November 13  Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

November 15  Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

November 16  Washington, DC Verizon Center

November 18  Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena

November 19  Newark, NJ Prudential Center

November 26  Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse

November 28  Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

November 29  Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

December 1  Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

December 3  Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena

December 4  Lexington, KY Rupp Arena**

December 6  Memphis, TN FedEx Forum**

December 7  Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena**

December 9  Birmingham, Al The BJCC

December 11  Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center

December 12  Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

December 14  Norfolk, VA Norfolk Scope Arena

December 16  Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena

December 17  Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

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