Jennifer Lopez performed in a Motown tribute during last month's Grammy Awards. / Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times/TNS

Jennifer Lopez performed in a Motown tribute during last month's Grammy Awards. / Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times/TNS

While her Twin Cities fans did get a chance to see a special one-off gig last year around the Super Bowl, Jennifer Lopez is also including them on her first tour in six years, the summer-long It’s My Party Tour, which will stop into Xcel Energy Center on June 28.

The “party” in the name is meant to mark Lopez’s 50th birthday on July 24. After spending much of the last five years focused on acting, being an ex-“American Idol” judge and hosting a Las Vegas residency, she is hitting the road again with a new single that drops in two weeks with French Montana, “Medicine.” She is also currently shooting a new movie called “Hustlers” with co-stars Cardi B, Constance Wu and Julia Stiles, about strippers who pull a con on their Wall Street clients.

St. Paul’s date falls about halfway through Lopez’s tour. Tickets go on sale next Friday, March 29, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and the arena box office, with pre-sale options starting Tuesday. Apparently, ticket prices are a birthday surprise for fans; promoter Live Nation and representatives from the publicly owned arena once again did not let the public know the cost of tickets. Live Nation now owns Ticketmaster and often hedges on naming prices to sell as many “platinum”-priced seats as it can.

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