Janet Jackson leads Tampa Bay's live music Tuesday

Together again.

click to enlarge Janet Jackson, who plays MifFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on August 7, 2018. - Solaiman Faze
Solaiman Faze
Janet Jackson, who plays MifFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on August 7, 2018.

People were still using dial-up internet in 2004 when Justin Timberlake instigated a split-second wardrobe malfunction that put a serious dent in Janet Jackson’s career. Seriously, AOL sponsored the Super Bowl halftime show that year, and Jackson’s videos were blacklisted from Viacom properties including CBS and MTV, which produced the ill-fated performance. Ten years later, FCC chairman Michael Powell admitted that the committee acted “unfairly” toward Janet Jackson following the incident, but the damage had been done. The 52-year-old pop icon is still giving it her all and staging meaningful shows (last weekend she opened an NYC festival set with a nearly 30-year-old b-side, “The Skin Game (Part 1)”), so we’re excited to see Jackson and fans together again at what could be one of the summer’s best shows.

Janet Jackson: State of the World Tour, Tues. Aug. 7, 8 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. Hwy 301 N., Tampa. livenation.com,

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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