With the setlist containing songs from her current album and also the predecessor, ‘Control’, Janet presented a spectacle every night, holding until this day the record for the most successful debut tour of all time. The choreography was in the hands of the same team responsible for her music videos. The names include Anthony Thomas, Tina Landon, who, years later, would become one of her best friends and main choreographer; and LaVelle Smith, one of the main dancers and friends of her brother, Michael. Janet had met LaVelle backstage at Bad World Tour concert, in the late 80’s, and invited him to participate in her following project.
Despite all the success it has achieved, the Rhythm Nation World Tour has not been released on video. One of the shows that took place in Tokyo, Japan, was filmed and televised by a local network. However, it has never been released commercially. At the time, Janet had signed an exclusive contract with Pioneer for recording and marketing the tour in LaserDisc, a technology previous to DVD, but no release has happened. Janet has stated in several interviews during the 2000s that she regrets never having released the material and still wants to complete this project.