Janet Jackson has announced that she will play Dublin next April as part of her Unbreakable world tour – her first Irish show in almost five years.

Jackson, whose hits include When I Think of You, Let's Wait a While, Rhythm Nation and That's the Way Love Goes, has just released her acclaimed new album, Unbreakable. The record, which features the singles Burnitup! and No Sleeep (sic), sees her reunited with producer/songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who worked with the singer on many of her biggest hits.


Unbreakable is currently in the top spot in the US, the seventh time Jackson has celebrated a number one album on the Billboard 200 chart. She is one of only three artists – Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand are the others – to have number one albums in each of the past four decades.

Jackson, who of course hails from one of the most famous music families of all time, has also won multiple Grammy, Emmy, Billboard and MTV Awards, and was Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated for her song Again from the film Poetic Justice. Her last Irish show was at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in July 2011.

Tickets for Jackson's concert at the 3Arena on Saturday April 2, 2016 will go on sale on Friday October 2 at 10am from usual outlets.