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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson had to postpone her "Unbreakable" tour due to surgery, and now the rescheduled dates have been announced.

The NYC-area shows now happen on August 15 at Barclays Center and August 17 at Prudential Center. That's in addition to the ones at PNC Bank Arts Center on June 24 and Jones Beach on June 25, which were not cancelled. Tickets for the new dates should be up soon. Tickets for the June shows (same link) are still available.

Updated dates are listed, with the video for "No Sleeep" off last year's Unbreakable, below...

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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable" tour was to resume in January but the singer just announced that 2016 dates will be rescheduled. From Janet's Facebook:

Hey you guys... Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon' b alright.
Affected dates include the Barclays Center and NJ's Prudential Center shows in February. No word on new dates or if this will affect the summer leg of the tour -- which includes stops at PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach. Stay tuned.


Like they usually do, The Guardian rolled out their 40 Best Albums of 2015 list over a two-week period, and the whole thing is now here. The top 10 has nine US/UK list regulars and last year's Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers (who seem to be more loved in the UK). This year's Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine also just makes the list, coming in at #40. There's veteran representation from New Order, Dr. Dre, Janet Jackson, Iron Maiden, and Sparks if you count FFS. And there's interesting outliers like Fantasma, the South African band featuring the Sub Pop-signed Spoek Mathambo.

Stream that one and check out the full Top 40 below...

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You saw their songs and their honorable mentions, and now Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2015 list is here. Like with the song list, "records released this year and records that made their greatest impact in 2015 were eligible," which allows for things like D'Angelo's late 2014 release.

As usual, you can't just guess what the list is going to be by looking at what got Best New Music this year. Some of those albums became honorable mentions, and some were left off the year-end lists entirely (like Baroness, Nao, and Aphex Twin). The scores don't necessarily dictate it either. Deafheaven was one of a few albums to get a 9.0 or higher, but it dropped to #26 while the others all cracked the top 10. And then there's Carly Rae Jepsen, whose hype Pitchfork seemed to react against by giving her a less-than positive review, but they ended up throwing her on their year-end list just like everybody else. What should surprise no one though, is their #1 pick.

You can read their commentary here and check out the full list below...

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Pitchfork have published their 100 Best Tracks of 2015 list. The criteria was "any track that was released in 2015 or had its greatest impact in the U.S. during this year was eligible," which allows for stuff like 2014 releases from Fetty Wap and D'Angelo to count. Including guest appearances, Kendrick Lamar shows up four times, two of which are in the top five. Drake, Grimes, Jamie xx and Future all show up three times each. It includes a few singles off 2016 albums, like David Bowie's "Blackstar," ANOHNI's "4 Degrees" and Savages' "The Answer," one-off collaborations like WOKE (aka Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces), last-minute 2015 releases like Jeremih's "Oui," and surprise comeback singles like Missy Elliott's "WTF (Where They From)." If you were wondering, Adele's "Hello" is here (ranked very high), and yes, so is Justin Bieber. There's also some representation from less commercial stuff like the hardcore band G.L.O.S.S..

Check out the whole list below...

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Like last year, The FADER have listed their favorite tracks of the year. They picked 107, "because 100 just wasn't enough." It's got two Drake songs in the top 10, and a Skepta song cracks it too (grime in general is pretty well-represented). A certain former bubblegum pop singer who's becoming a popular choice for #1 is #1 here too. Mixed into the mostly rap/R&B/electronic pop list is Adele, some country representation from Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves, lo-fi DIY from Sheer Mag and Girlpool, and a few other outliers. Check out the whole list, and a Spotify playlist of it, below.

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Happy December! SPIN are celebrating the first day of the last month of the year by putting out their Top 50 Albums of 2015 list. It's a diverse list, with the top 10 ranging from DIY-indie (Alex G) to mainstream country (Kacey Musgraves) to leftfield major label rap (Vince Staples and Kendrick Lamar). The list also has metal from Deafheaven and Krallice, electronic from RP Boo, Rabit, Oneohtrix Point Never and SOPHIE, R&B veteran Janet Jackson, and plenty more. Check out the whole thing below.

They also put out their 101 Best Songs of 2015 list, which is topped by Justin Bieber.

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Janet Jackson

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced, and first-time nominees include Janet Jackson, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Los Lobos and more. Returning nominees include The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Yes, Chic, Deep Purple and more. Check out the full list below.

You can vote over at the Hall of Fame's site, and inductees will be announced in December.

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Janet Jackson's new album now has a title, Unbreakable, and a release date: October 2. As mentioned, the record reunites her with producer/songwriting team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and features guest appearances by J. Cole and Missy Elliott. You can stream Unbreakable's title track below.

The Unbreakable Tour, which includes stops at Barclays Center and NJ's Prudential Center in February (tickets), has just expanded with a new North American leg set for May and June of 2016. Those dates include two more NYC-area shows: PNC Bank Arts Center on June 24 and Jones Beach on June 25. Tickets for those June shows go on sale September 19 at 10 AM with album preorder and Citicard Member presales starting September 14 at 10 AM.

All dates are listed below...

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Janet Jackson 2015

Janet Jackson has a new album on the way -- her first in seven years -- which she'll release though her own just-launched Rhythm Nation Records. Details on the album are still TBA but first single "No Sleeep" is out now and was written with her longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. You can stream it below.

Jackson will launch her "Unbreakable" tour in August and she's just added two NYC-area shows for early 2016: Newark's Prudential Center on February 17 and Barclays Center on February 22. Tickets for both those shows go on sale July 20 at 10 AM. There are a bunch of presales: AmEx and Janet Jackson album preorder presales on Tuesday (7/14) at 10 AM, and then Live Nation and internet presales on Friday (7/17) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed, along with the "No Sleeep" stream, below...

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Meat Loaf

Tickets are on sale now for a February 23rd Meat Loaf show at Irving Plaza.

The number of Radio City shows Janet Jackson is playing is now up to three. Tickets are on sale for all of them.

Twisted Sister (not La Toya) (not pictured above) are playing a benefit at Best Buy Theater on April 29th. Tickets go on sale at noon.

I would just end the post there, but might as well keep going.

Tickets are also on sale at noon for the Rick Ross show at Best Buy Theater and for the Lupe Fiasco show at Webster Hall.

Raekwon and a bunch of other hip hop shows are on sale too.

Still can't find a ticket link for Brochella

Tonight's Mission of Burma show at Maxwell's is sold out, but tickets are still on sale for the gig at the Bell House.

Tickets are on sale for the Miike Snow/Major Lazer/Santigold shindig at Terminal 5.

Browse the "Tour Dates" category for more recent show announcements (and their corresponding ticket links),

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Furthur (no "e") has headlined Madision Square Garden which isn't a big surprise given that the band contains original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh along with fellow hippies John Kadlecik of the Dark Star Orchestra on guitar, Jeff Chimenti of RatDog on keyboards, and Joe Russo of the Benevento/Russo Duo on drums (Jay Lane left Furthur after the March 12, 2010 show to rejoin Primus). Tickets go on presale on Thursday at 10am for EIGHT NYC shows happening in March. Five are at Best Buy Theater and three are at Radio City Music Hall.

Speaking of Radio City Music Hall, Janet Jackson is playing there on March 18th. Tickets go on presale Friday at 9am.

Janet Jackson notoriously had a "wardrobe malfunction" when she played the Superbowl Halftime show once. Tickets are now on sale for the show Neko Case is playing at the Bell House on Superbowl Sunday.

Eluvium was added to the Explosions in the Sky / Low show happening at Radio City on April 6th. Tickets are still on sale.

Tickets are on AmEx presale now for the Motorhead/Clutch/Valient Thorr show happening at Best Buy Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday for the same lineup at Starland Ballroom.

Fang Island is playing a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom on March 11th. Openers TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the Toro Y Moi shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on AmEx presale for the Hold Steady shows at MHOW & Terminal 5.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the Cave Singers / Lia Ices show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Holy Ghost!, who has headlined Bowery Ballroom before (not sure how it sold though) will headline Mercury Lounge on February 2nd. Tickets are now on sale.

Tickets are on Amex presale for the Lost in the Trees show at Mercury Lounge.

Tricky was recently in town, and Morcheeba will be here in February to play two shows at Irving Plaza which are both on sale.

Tickets are now on AmEx presle for the Lucinda Williams shows at Webster Hall.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the OMD show at Webster Hall.

Tickets are on AmEx presale for the Of Montreal show at Webster Hall.

Das Racist is playing Highline Ballroom on February 3rd.

Rasputina is playing Highline Ballroom on February 26th with Mr Voltaire. Tickets are on sale.

Melissa Auf Der Maur is playing Highline Ballroom on March 3rd. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are still on sale for the How to Dress Well and Autre Ne Veut show in a church.

Tickets are still on sale for the Trail of Dead show at Littlefield.

Tom Petty wardrobe malfunction

The announcement that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers would play halftime at today's Super Bowl XLII thrilled fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group but was greeted with grumbling in some quarters.

After three years of halftime shows dominated by long-in-the-tooth acts - Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Prince - some fans were hoping for an artist like Beyoncé, the Foo Fighters or Carrie Underwood to inject new energy.

But the National Football League has played it safe since Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" four years ago, and rock acts don't come much more dependable than the Grammy-winning Petty, 57, and his Florida-spawned band. [The Arizona Republic]

More Tom Petty tour dates below...

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