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Janet Jackson announces ‘Black Diamond’ album and world tour

The iconic singer’s 12th studio album is on the way.

Janet Jackson Chris Pizzello /Invision /AP

This summer, Janet Jackson will be hitting the road.

The mega-star took to Instagram on Monday (Feb. 10) to announce her 12th album Black Diamond and forthcoming world tour of the same name.

“Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears,” she wrote. “I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled Black Diamond.”

“Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy,” she continued her post. “There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength.”

According to Billboard, Jackson’s tour is set to feature a mix of Black Diamond cuts as well as her classic hits, including a special performance from her 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814. The Black Diamond World Tour marks the superstar’s first tour since her 2015 Unbreakable World Tour.

The tour will kick off on June 24 at Miami’s American Airlines Arena and go on to stop in 34 cities across North America, including New York City, Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles and Vancouver, including two festival performances at New Orleans’ Essence Festival and Cincinnati’s Cincinnati Music Festival.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available on Feb. 11, with general ticket sales opening on Feb. 13 via Live Nation. Jackson has not yet revealed the release date for her Black Diamond album, although it is expected to drop this year through her Rhythm Nation label imprint.

“I love u guys so much and I’m So Excited to share this new era with you,” she concluded her post. “See u soon! #BlackDiamond.”

See Jackson’s full post with tour dates below.

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