Janet Jackson performs earlier this month in Los Angeles. (Associated Press photo)
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for Janet Jackson’s upcoming show at Tulsa’s BOK Center, the venue announced Tuesday morning.
The sale date is set to go on as planned despite news that Jackson was hospitalized Monday night in Montreal, said Casey Sparks, sales and marketing director for the BOK Center, in an e-mail.
Sparks said to their knowledge, Jackson’s illness will not affect her Oct. 26 concert at the BOK Center.
The Associated Press is reporting that the pop star was hospitalized Monday after she became ill shortly before a concert.
The AP cites a statement from W&W Public Relations stating that Jackson canceled Monday’s show after she “got suddenly ill during” her sound check. She was rushed to a hospital just before show time.
The statement says that Jackson hopes to reschedule the show but gives no other information on her sickness, according to the AP, which also noted that attempts to contact her representatives for more information were unsuccessful.
Jackson, 42, launched her “Rock Witchu Tour” Sept. 10 in Vancouver, B.C.
Her Oct. 26 show will be her first Oklahoma performance in 18 years, according to the BOK Center.
Saturday will be the third sale date the venue has set for the Tulsa show; the previous two were canceled before tickets went on sale.
According to a release from the BOK Center, the previous promoter for Jackson, Ja-Tail Enterprises LLC, was unable to come to an agreement with the artist management. SMG, the company that manages the BOK Center, and promoter Live Nation worked together to save the show and bring it to Tulsa, according to the release.
“Live Nation is the No. 1 concert provider in the world and is a true partner to the BOK Center. This date would not be happening if they (Live Nation) did not come to the table and save the show,” Jerry Goldman, the BOK Center’s assistant general manager, said in the release.
Ticket prices are $125, $75, $55 and $35 for reserved seats. A reserved four-pack of tickets will be $99, and special VIP packages are set at $250.
Tickets will be available starting Saturday by phone at (866) 726-5287; online at www.bokcenter.com, www.tickets.com and www.livenation.com; and in person at area Reasor’s and Homeland stores and the Arby’s Box Office.