Janet Jackson made a triumphant return to the stage last night in Vancouver.
Kicking off the “Unbreakable World Tour,” the superstar performed an astounding 31 songs during the two-hour show and did it all in one costume (that’s right! No changes.)
There are no gimmicks or lapdance routines this time around, just a timeless legend using her tremendous talent to remind the world what it’s been missing – and putting today’s pop girls to shame.
She opened with a brand new Missy Elliott-assisted track before exploring the depths of her impressive back catalogue, performing “All For You,” “Miss You Much,” “Throb” and career-defining hits such as “Rhythm Nation,” “If” and “Together Again.”
The 49-year-old’s live vocals were smooth and strong, and her innate rhythm is still very much intact as she failed to miss a beat, even in her most legendary and complex choreography.
Janet debuted four new songs from her highly-anticipated eleventh studio album, including the title track “Unbreakable,” and also gave the first live performance of recent single “No Sleeep.”
Check out the setlist (new songs highlighted) and clips below.
Burn It Up (featuring Missy Elliot)
Miss You Much
You Want This
What Have You Done for Me Lately
The Pleasure Principle
When I Think of You
All for You
All Nite (Don’t Stop)
Love Will Never Do (Without You)
DJ Intermission (R&B Junkie, Go Deep, Luv Me Luv Me, So Excited)
After You Fall
Come Back to Me
Let’s Wait Awhile
I Get Lonely
Any Time, Any Place
Got ’til It’s Gone
That’s the Way Love Goes
Together Again (Remix/Album Version)
The Best Things in Life Are Free
Should Have Known Better
Incredible. Just one thing, Janet – please remove those bedsheets and bring out the real costumes.