Janet plans shows in US and Canada

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2011, 09:42 AM IST

New York: Janet Jackson is bringing her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour to the U.S. and Canada this spring, the star announced Monday.

The trek kicks off March 7-8 with a two-night stand in Las Vegas and wraps with another pair of shows April 22-23 in Las Vegas.

The setlist will be culled exclusively from the hits that grace Jackson`s 2009 compilation, "Number Ones."

"These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible," Jackson said in a statement. "These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I`ll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you`ve made number ones for me. Let`s go!

Jackson is also slated to release "True You," a book reflecting on her experience with diet and exercise, on February 8.

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