MJ Tribute website of the TLC fanclub - TOUR INFO
Michael started with touring experiences on a very young age. Even before he became famous he and his brothers performed at talent shows and as opening acts on bills. When they formed in 1964, Michael Jackson was just six years old, but his natural gift for singing, dancing and entertaining got the people enthusiastic.
In these early years the Jackson 5, Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and lead singer Michael played local clubs and bars in Gary Indiana and moving further afield as there talents grew and they could compete in bigger competitions. The talent shows took the Jackson Five to places like Harlem's Apollo Theater, where they won an amateur-night competition in 1967. All the while, Michael Jackson studied the moves of the masters: their onstage choreography, how they phrased a song, the way they worked a crowd. His heroes and tutors included James Brown, Sammy Davis jr., Jackie Wilson and Fred Astair.
During the Jackson
5 period there were many small tours and concerts.
On October 9, 1970 the Jackson 5 embarked on thier first
national tour. The group visited cities across the U.S including
Boston, Cincinnati, Tennessee and New York City. In
October 1972, the Jackson 5 embarked on their first-ever International
tour. Some concerts included stops at Munich, Paris, and 4 British
cities. The Jackson 5 broke the Liverpool Empire attendance records,
previously held by the Beatles. They also performed the Royal Command
Performance in the presence of the Queen Mother.
had some mayor tours. Starting
in 1977, The Jacksons began a two and a half week tour of Europe. This
tour inlcuded the Royal Command Performance at King's Hall, Glascow,
Scotland as part of the queens Silver Jubilee celebrations. The
Jacksons also toured in 1978 which included Europe and the
U.S.A. The Jacksons' began a world tour to promote the "Destiny" album on
January 22, 1979 with their opening concert in Bremen. Countries that
were visited included Britain, Holland, France, and Kenya. April 14,
1979 the Jackson's began their U.S tour in Cleveland, Ohio and finished
in Washington, D.C after visiting 80 U.S cities. The
Jacksons' 1981 Triumph
Tour began in Memphis, Tennessee, and concluded in Los
Angeles. The Jacksons set a record breaking 4 sold out concerts in Los
Angeles. The Triumph Tour was a 39 city tour of the U.S.A. In
1984, The Jacksons toured across the U.S.A and Canada for 5 months with
the Victory Tour.
The tour began in Kansas city, Arrowhead Stadium, July 6, 1984 and
ended December 9, 1984 in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. During the 55
concerts that were performed, over 2 million people attended. A record
$75 million was grossed. Michael donated $5 million to charities, all
proceeds he collected from the tour. It was at the last show of the
tour that Michael annouced his split from The Jacksons.
Tour was Michael Jackson's first solo tour. The
tour began with 14 sell out concerts at the Korakuen Stadium, Yokohama,
on September 12, 1987. The U.S.A leg of the Bad Tour began in Kansas
city to 2 sell-out concerts in Kemper Arena, bringing in $700,000 and
$200,000 more than any other artist at the venue. The European leg of
the tour was kicked off with 2 concerts at Flaminio Stadium, Rome.
While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record (as
shown in the Guinness Book Of World Records) with 504,000 people
attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other
artist. The 123rd and final show took place in Los Angeles at the
Sports Arena on January 24, 1989.
Bad World Tour figures total 123 concerts to 4.4 million people. The 16 month tour grossed over $125 million, more than any other entertainer had on a single tour. During the tour Michael invited underprivileged children to watch him perform, and contributed to hospitals, orphanages, and other charities.
Tour began in the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany on June 27, 1992.
Michael performed 18 numbers, 4 from the "Dangerous" album, to a sell
out crowd of 72,000. The second leg of the tour began in August 1993
and ended with 5 sold out concerts in Mexico City with an audience of
at least 500,000 people. The remainder of the tour was cancelled due to
illness. During the Dangerous tour Michael performed for approximately
3.5 million people in 67 concerts. Michael donated the proceeds from
his tour to charities, including the Heal The World Foundation.
The first leg of the HIStory Tour began
in Prague, Czech Republic at Letna Park on September 7, 1996, and ended
in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium on January 4, 1997. The second leg
of the tour began in Bremen, Germany at Weserstadion on May 31, 1997
and ended in Durban, South Africa at King's Park Rugby Stadium on
October 15 1997. During the HIStory tour, Michael performed 82 concerts
in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans.The HIStory Tour visited 5
continents and 35 countries.
2002, 2 special tribute concerts 'Michael Jackson:
The Solo Years 30th Anniversary Celebration', an all-star salute to the
King Of Pop, took place at the Madison
Sqaure Garden in New York, USA. Michael performed solo and
with his brothers.
Jackson was scheduled to play 50 "This
is it" dates
at the London 02 Arena commencing July 2009 and running through to
March 2010. Unfortunaley Michael died on June 25th 2010.Rehearsal
footage has been recorded and that resulted in the "This is
Film and DVD.
Touring (coming soon)
Tour dates of the Jackson Five concerts
Tour dates of Michael Jackson in concert