- By J. COOK
- Photo Courtesy of LA PHIL
None other than Janet Jackson is headlining Opening Night at the bowl this year! Good luck getting a ticket. Back in 1990, Janet would sell out The Forum for four consecutive nights in under an hour. Thirty-three years later not much has changed. Except this is the “Together Again” tour, and she will be performing with Ludacris and the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.
Believe it or not, it has been twenty-five years since she introduced the term Velvet Rope into the vernacular, thirty-four years since she convinced us we are one “Rhythm Nation,” and over fifty years since she started performing with her family. Since then, it seems like it’s been a never-ending hit brigade. And now, she will be packing that all into Bowl June 10, which is apparently not big enough to handle her draw being it sold out within minutes.
Though, assuming you are a Gen Xer, springing for exorbitant tickets is presumably easier now than it was when you were in college and missed her “All for You” and “Velvet Rope” tours. This is that chance you were hoping for all those years ago, when you said you’d catch her that next time. Well, it won’t be easy to see her. But, as Janet would tell you, “That’s the Way Love Goes.”
All proceeds from Hollywood Bowl Opening Night benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its learning and community programs.
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