Janet Jackson announces ‘Unbreakable’ world tour + releases rehearsal footage...

JJ's first international tour in four years...
If Janet Jackson doesn't have a sell-out tour, I will be very surprised. She's Janet Jackson, and she's been away since forever.

Surely, this would be enough to generate major anticipation. There have been very little pap appearances, no new music in so many years and she's been blissfully enjoying married life away from the spotlight. Overall, Janet is the type of act you would want to see on tour. She performs her ass off and puts on quite the spectacle. I'm waiting for those UK dates and I'm there.

Earlier today, Janet announced the first leg of her Stateside 36-date 'Unbreakable' world tour, which kicks off in August. She also revealed a brand new promo poster for the trek, with news that additional worldwide concerts will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the first North American dates go on sale starting June 22nd at JanetJackson.com. American Express Card members can purchase pre-sale tickets for select shows starting June 15th at 10:00AM through June 19th at 10:00PM. Her new single, allegedly titled 'No Sleep' is slated to drop by the end of June and a new album via Rhythm Nation Records/BMG will follow this fall. Is Janet coming to a city near you? Find out below!

Aug. 31 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Sept. 2 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Sept. 4 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Sept. 5 – Grand Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
Sept. 7 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
Sept. 8 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Sept. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Sept. 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Sept. 17 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Sept. 18 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 20 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Sept. 23 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Sept. 24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Sept. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Sept. 29 – Memphis, TN – Fedex Forum
Sept. 30 – New Orleans – Smoothie King Center
Oct. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – The AXIS @ Planet Hollywood
Oct. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – The AXIS @ Planet Hollywood
Oct. 13 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Oct. 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Oct. 17 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Oct. 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Oct. 21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Oct. 22 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Oct. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena
Oct. 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Oct. 27 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Oct. 29 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 30 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Nov. 1 – Minneapolis – Target Center
Nov. 3 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Nov. 4 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Nov. 12 – Honolulu, HI – Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena

Here she shares footage of her dancers auditioning for the highly-anticipated tour: