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Janet Jackson forced to reschedule concert after Atlanta Hawks’ playoff win against Boston Celtics

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Janet Jackson is forced to reschedule her concert after the Atlanta Hawks’ playoff win against the Boston Celtics… and she’ll now be performing at the same time as Taylor Swift

Janet Jackson had her schedule thrown into disarray after the Atlanta Hawks pulled off a win in the playoffs against the Boston Celtics.

The 56-year-old music legend apparently hadn’t planned on the possibility of the Hawks being victorious, as the team will now be moving onto their next game in Atlanta, which is scheduled at the same time as Jackson’s intended concert at the State Farm Arena on Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Making matters worse for Jackson is the fact that she was playing multiple nights in the arena with an earlier concert on Wednesday.

The singer, who recently put over 800 of her classic outfits and possessions up for auction, will have to have her crew set up for her Wednesday performance, before they’ll have to tear everything down again so that the Hawks can play on Thursday, before setting up a second time for the newly reschedule show on Friday.

The change is also likely to be a headache for out-of-town visitors, as they may have to change their arrangement, assuming they can still attend the reschedule show a day later. 

Change of plans: Janet Jackson, 56, had to reschedule her show on Thursday night in Atlanta for Friday after the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics in game five of the NBA Playoffs; seen April 14 in Hollywood, Florida

Change of plans: Janet Jackson, 56, had to reschedule her show on Thursday night in Atlanta for Friday after the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics in game five of the NBA Playoffs; seen April 14 in Hollywood, Florida

Delayed: The Hawks stayed in the series with the win, so they'll now play on home turf on Thursday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, forcing Jackson to reschedule for a day later

Delayed: The Hawks stayed in the series with the win, so they’ll now play on home turf on Thursday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, forcing Jackson to reschedule for a day later

Fan who had tickets for Thursday’s rescheduled show will be able to transfer them, while those who can no longer attend can get a refund at their point of purchase.

The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven series, and the Celtics have now won three, while the Hawks scored two wins including Tuesday night’s showing.

If the Celtics had won again, they would have clinched the playoffs and Jackson’s fans would have been spared the confusion of a rescheduled show. 

Her opener Ludacris is still performing at the new date, according to its Ticketmaster listing. 

Friday will now be an even busier night in downtown Atlanta, as Jackson will be going on stage at the same time as Taylor Swift in the nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

That will be the first night of Swift’s two-night stay in Atlanta at the stadium, which can fit in about 71,000 fans for football games, though her stage set up may lower the number somewhat.

Both her Friday and Saturday night shows have sold out. 

‘This is such an exciting time for the city with world-class events between Hawks Playoff basketball, Janet Jackson and Taylor Swift in downtown Atlanta,’ gushed State Farm Arena’s Trey Feazell, who is its executive vice president of arena programming. ‘We are committed to ensuring all of our guests have a great night out at each of our events and are working with our partners to provide the most seamless experience possible.’

Extra work: Jackson is already performing at the arena on Wednesday, so her crew will have to tear down her setup for Thursday's game before putting it back up ahead of her Friday concert; seen April 14

Extra work: Jackson is already performing at the arena on Wednesday, so her crew will have to tear down her setup for Thursday’s game before putting it back up ahead of her Friday concert; seen April 14

Dueling shows: The change means that Janet will perform at the same time as Taylor Swift at the neighboring Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; seen April 21 in Houston, Texas

Dueling shows: The change means that Janet will perform at the same time as Taylor Swift at the neighboring Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; seen April 21 in Houston, Texas

Jackson is currently on her Together Again Tour, which kicked off in Hollywood, Florida, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

She ran through 34 of her most popular songs in a jam-packed two-hour set while showing off her impeccable dance moves.

She show, which is divided into six acts, details the various stages of her career and her evolving musical styles.

She focused on the past earlier by announcing an auction with Julien’s Live that will give fans a chance to own some of the iconic ensembles that she has worn in her classic music videos and at high-profile performances.

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