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Janet Jackson extends State of the World Tour to Hersheypark Stadium on July 20

Janet Jackson extends State of the World Tour to Hersheypark Stadium on July 20
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From a press release:

It was announced today that global superstar Janet Jackson will return to arenas and amphitheaters across the United States this summer with an extension of her acclaimed and in-demand State of the World Tour. The outing will showcase some of the legendary entertainer’s biggest dance anthems and powerhouse ballads that have become staples of this music icon’s career.

Produced by Live Nation, the newly announced dates will kick off on July 11 in Austin, Texas and visit Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m., the tour’s only appearance in Pennsylvania.

Tickets, which start at $35.05 (processing fees apply), go on sale this Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her six Grammy Awards, two Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award, and dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well, including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. She is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist, and one of the biggest-selling artists in popular music history.

With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Jackson stands as one of the bestselling artists of all time, with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.

“Jackson managed to expertly pull off an all-stops stadium pop show while still imbuing the affair with plenty of her own idiosyncratic personality,” Variety wrote.

“Yep, the iconic choreography still holds up,” USA Today said, with Vibe adding, “A new wave of inspiration hit the singer as the dance numbers, flawless looks, and new confidence breathed new life into her … show.”

“Sunday’s concert provided a thorough overview of her expansive catalog, from the bracing pop R&B of ‘Control’ to the exuberant disco of ‘All for You’ to the dark, humid soul music she was making on ‘The Velvet Rope,’ a touchstone for some of today’s adventurous young artists,” the LA Times raved.

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on April 27. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.