Janet Jackson “Rhthym Nation” Tour 1990

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The Rhythm Nation World Tour 1990 was the first headlining concert tour by American recording artist Janet Jackson. It was launched in support of her fourth studio album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), and also contained material from her third studio album Control (1986). Jackson’s record label A&M announced plans for the world tour in fall of 1989, following the release of Rhythm Nation 1814. Managed by Roger Davies and Rusty Hooker, the tour was developed by musical director Chuckii Booker, choreographer Anthony Thomas, stage designer Roy Bennett, stage manager Chris Tervit, production manager Benny Collins, and Jackson herself.

The nine-month trek saw concerts in the United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. It began in the United States in March, 1990 and continued through November, 1990 where it came to a close with a return trip to Japan. Songs performed during the set list of the tour were divided evenly between Jackson’s third and fourth studio albums—each concert began with “Control” (1986) and ended with “Rhythm Nation” (1989). Noting performances placed greater emphasis on theatricality over vocal prowess, the tour received numerous stellar reviews based on Jackson’s showmanship, choreography, and socially conscious message, drawing some comparison to pop icons Prince and her brother Michael Jackson.

February 27, 1990 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center

March 1, 1990 Miami Miami Arena

March 3, 1990 Chapel Hill Dean Smith Center

March 4, 1990 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum

March 6, 1990 Columbia Carolina Coliseum

March 7, 1990 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena

March 9, 1990 Louisville Freedom Hall

March 10, 1990 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum

March 12, 1990 Richfield Township Richfield Coliseum

March 13, 1990 Pittsburgh Civic Arena

March 15, 1990 New York City Madison Square Garden

March 16, 1990

March 19, 1990 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum

March 20, 1990 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens

March 22, 1990 Landover United States Capital Centre

March 23, 1990 Hartford Hartford Civic Center

March 26, 1990 Worcester Centrum in Worcester

March 27, 1990

March 29, 1990 Landover Capital Centre

March 31, 1990 Hampton Hampton Coliseum

April 2, 1990 Detroit Joe Louis Arena

April 3, 1990

April 5, 1990 Bloomington Met Center

April 6, 1990

April 8, 1990 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon

April 9, 1990

April 11, 1990 Kansas City Kemper Arena

April 13, 1990 Fort Worth TCCC Arena

April 15, 1990 Houston The Summit

April 16, 1990

April 18, 1990 Tempe ASU Activity Center

April 20, 1990 Inglewood Great Western Forum

April 21, 1990

April 23, 1990 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena

April 25, 1990 Inglewood Great Western Forum

April 26, 1990

April 28, 1990 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena

April 29, 1990

May 1, 1990

May 2, 1990

May 4, 1990 Sacramento ARCO Arena

May 5, 1990

 

Asia:

May 17, 1990 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome

May 18, 1990

May 20, 1990 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall

May 21, 1990

May 23, 1990 Yokohama Yokohama Arena

 

North America:

June 6, 1990 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome

June 7, 1990

June 9, 1990 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum

June 11, 1990 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum

June 12, 1990 Calgary Olympic Saddledome

June 15, 1990 Denver United States McNichols Sports Arena

June 16, 1990

June 18, 1990 Salt Lake City Salt Palace

June 20, 1990 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 21, 1990

June 23, 1990 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre

June 24, 1990

June 26, 1990 Inglewood Great Western Forum

June 27, 1990

June 29, 1990

July 2, 1990 Dallas Reunion Arena

July 3, 1990 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center Arena

July 5, 1990 Austin Frank Erwin Center

July 6, 1990

July 8, 1990 New Orleans Louisiana Superdome

July 10, 1990 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum

July 12, 1990 Miami Miami Arena

July 13, 1990 Orlando Orlando Arena

July 14, 1990 St. Petersburg Florida Suncoast Dome

July 16, 1990 Atlanta Omni Coliseum

July 17, 1990

July 19, 1990

July 20, 1990

July 22, 1990 Birmingham BJCC Coliseum

July 24, 1990 Indianapolis Market Square Arena

July 25, 1990 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center

July 27, 1990 Milwaukee Bradley Center

July 29, 1990 Tinley Park World Music Theatre

July 30, 1990

August 1, 1990

August 10, 1990 Landover Capital Centre

August 11, 1990

August 13, 1990

August 14, 1990 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum

August 16, 1990 Philadelphia The Spectrum

August 17, 1990

August 19, 1990

August 21, 1990 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre

August 22, 1990 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills

August 23, 1990

August 25, 1990 Richfield Township Richfield Coliseum

August 27, 1990 Providence Providence Civic Center

August 28, 1990 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

August 30, 1990 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena

September 4, 1990 Richfield Township Richfield Coliseum

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Control

Nasty

What Have You Done for Me Lately

Let’s Wait Awhile

When I Think of You

The Pleasure Principle

T.V.”(interlude)

State of the World

Race” (interlude)

The Knowledge”

Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”

(instrumental interlude)

Black Cat (song)”

Come Back to Me

Alright

Escapade

Miss You Much

Pledge” (interlude)

Rhythm Nation

Janet Jackson (1982)

Dream Street (1984)

Control (1986)

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)

janet. (1993)

The Velvet Rope (1997)

All for You (2001)

Damita Jo (2004)

20 Y.O. (2006)

Discipline (2008)

Unbreakable (2015)

 

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