Was Janet Jackson's long-postponed tour worth the wait? (PHOTOS)

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 10:57:08 PM. After two postponements and more than two years passed, Janet made it to A.C.
ATLANTIC CITY -- At long last, after two postponements and more than two years passed since the tour was first announced, Janet Jackson finally found her way to New Jersey.  The pop icon's State of the World Tour, rebranded as such after her Unbreakable World Tour was halted in 2015 for surgery and again in 2016 for Janet's pregnancy -- her first at age 49 -- was, thankfully, a winner inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Friday night, featuring a trove of pumping hits and relentless dance routines that rivaled the choreography of mega-stars half Jackson's age.  While the ongoing tour technically functions as a booster for Jackson's 2015 "Unbreakable" album, nostalgia was surely the greater focus here: the fan-worshipped albums "Control" (1986), "Rhythm Nation 1814" (1989), and "Janet" (1993), were all given ample space to pulse once more and remind any younger attendees of Jackson's past pop reign -- 10 No. 1 singles, more than 100 million records sold, all "wardrobe malfunctions" be damned.  Janet Jackson performs her State of the World tour at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Nov. 10, 2017. Mark Brown | For NJ.com   There was a certain vintage quality to the tour's production as well; Jackson and as many as 10 dancers popped and shimmied on a basic, rectangular stage with virtually no props beyond an occasional chair or stool. Two vertical screens descended from the rafters every so often, but by and large the songs and their tight choreo provided the greatest thrills. ...Read more
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