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 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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