Janet Jackson isn't going to be spending much time at home anytime soon.
A few weeks ago, the second-most-famous member of the Jackson family set out on a massive American tour. (It's actually called a "world tour" because it includes three concerts in Japan and nine in Canada.) The tour started Aug. 31 and it doesn't stop until next summer.
It comes to Tampa's Amalie Arena on Friday.
Accounts of previous stops on the tour indicate that the show will not disappoint fans. It's reportedly a spectacle of pyrotechnics, choreography and stagecraft. Video screens allow Miss Jackson-if-you're-nasty to perform virtual duets with Missy Elliott and J Cole (both songs from her upcoming album) and big brother Michael makes a vocals-only guest appearance.
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The tour's called "Unbreakable," which is also the title of Jackson's new album, due out Oct. 2. And though you'll get to hear some new tracks from the album, including the current single, "No Sleep," which is the J Cole duet, Jackson has also been performing all of her big hits. It's a long show -- 32 songs in the Miami show last week -- and Jackson has more than enough hits to fill it. At least on this first leg of the tour, she's been treating audiences to "Nasty," "When I Think of You," "Miss You Much," "Escapade," "Love Will Never Do Without You," and lots of others.
Details: 8 p.m. Sept. 25, Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets: $51.80-$148.15. Information: 813-301-2500, amaliearena.com.
-- Marty Clear