Control and 1989 followup Rhythm Nation, Jackson is still a trailblazer and one of the few artists with a more than reasonable gripe about being omitted from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Last year Jackson canceled her Unbreakable World Tour after revealing she had become pregnant with her first child. She was also about to deal with a divorce from her husband. Rebranding the tour and finding a new focus meant that Jackson could perform not only the hits she’s known for but the Unbreakable records that vaulted her back to record-breaking status as an artist. The State of the World tour, as she explained in May, is about love; at the moment, the Bayou City could certainly enjoy plenty of it. Janet is the first big show in Toyota Center since Harvey. May it be more than memorable.
Much like her brother Michael, Janet Jackson is a mononym, an entity your mind can conjure with a simple mention of her first name. Three decades after her monumental album