Janet Jackson Returns For A Concert In Manila After 13 Years

R&B singer and actress Janet Jackson last came to the Philippines in 2011, and held her Together Again concert tour at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s sister and singer, Janet Jackson, announced last year that she will return to the Philippines for a Manila leg of her concert tour. She posted on Instagram in November that her Together Again tour will occur on March 13 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. 

Entertainment organization Live Nation Philippines teased the much-awaited occasion last month. The concert was filled with dancing and timeless hits. Jackson last visited Manila in 2011. 

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Together Again in Manila

Live Nation Philippines announced that ticket presales were on November 24 last year, and the rest can purchase remaining tickets from November 25 onwards. Ticket tiers available are general admission, upper box, lower box regular, lower box premium, patron, and floor-seated. 

Jackson’s Together Again tour is her first visit to the country in 13 years as her last performance at the PICC Plenary Hall was in 2011. She held her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal concert there. 

Janet Jackson posted concert dates which included Manila on the list
Janet Jackson posted concert dates which included Manila on the list/Photo via Instagram @janetjackson

“Almost showtime”

The legendary singer held her concert in Hawaii before heading to the Philippines for its Manila stop. She arrived on Wednesday and posted an Instagram story showing that she and her team are headed to the venue.

She posted a photo before her show started at 8:00 p.m. yesterday, saying, “Almost showtime, Manila!” 

Thousands of her fans flocked to the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City for Jackson’s much-awaited concert comeback. 

Janet Jackson held her Together Again concert in Manila on March 13
Janet Jackson held her Together Again concert in Manila on March 13/Photo via Instagram @janetjackson

Performing iconic songs

Jackson popularized classic songs like “That’s The Way Love Goes,” “I Get Lonely,” “Any Time, Any Place,” and “Together Again,” among others. 

She sang most of her classic songs during the concert aside from the aforementioned songs. She also sang “Scream,” “Feedback,” “If,” “Nasty,” “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” and “Let’s Wait Awhile” to name a few. The singer had an emotional moment when she sang “Again” and the audience joined in to sing the song.

“I’m not ashamed to tell the world [that] Manila, I love you so much,” she said in the middle of a performance.

Janet Jackson expressed love for Manila.

An R&B powerhouse

Jackson is the youngest member of her family but has shown immense talent since becoming a child actress on Good Times (1977). She released her album Control in 1986 and broke free from her family’s shadow

She continued to explore empowerment and self-confidence during her career through her albums janet and Rhythm Nation 1814. Her fashion, music videos, and music solidified her image in the music industry and her hit songs cemented her status as an R&B powerhouse

Banner photo via Instagram @janetjackson.

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