Janet Jackson announces Las Vegas residency

Ashley Lee
Los Angeles Times

Janet Jackson is heading to Las Vegas.

The singer announced on Tuesday that she will launch her first Sin City residency this summer. Titled “Metamorphosis,” the 15 dates will take place throughout the summer at the Park Theater at Park MGM, beginning May 17.

Jackson tweeted on Tuesday morning that “Metamorphosis” will be “a celebration of my journey.” Likewise, the announcement touted that the concert “peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global icon.

“The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts,” continued the announcement.

The shows will also feature a special celebration to honor the 30th anniversary of her fourth studio album, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.”

Tickets for Jackson’s residency – which spans dates in May (17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26), July (24, 26, 27, 31) and August (2, 3, 7, 9, 10) – go on sale to the public on March 2. Members of Jackson’s fan club, as well as Citi card holders, will get access to a presale on Feb. 27.

Jackson, who released the single “Made for Now” in August, is expected to debut a new album later this year.