Janet Pumps Up The 'Rhythm Nation'


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Looks like Janet fans are on the edge of their chairs, computer chairs that is, for her upcoming tour.

After tickets to the April 14 Los Angeles date of her newly announced "Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour" went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday morning, they sold out in less than 10 minutes, according to a spokesman for Live Nation.


To try to keep up with the demand, Jackson and Live Nation have added an additional Gibson Amphitheatre performance for Friday, April 15, according to the LA Times.


Jackson previously made news when she broke Beyonce’s attendance record when headlining the 2010 Essence Music Festival. After selling out the Louisiana Superdome — where the annual festival is held — Jackson reportedly commanded the first-ever waiting list for the Festival with additional seats erected and sold behind the stage, according to the LA Times.


Planning the "Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour" included a call for fans to vote for the 35 featured cities to be included on her tour, the number chosen for Janet's 35 Number 1 hits.


"These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible," Jackson said in a statement.


"These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I'll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you've made number ones for me. Let's go!”

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon