MJ on stage : Triumph era (1980-1981)

Triumph Tour


The Triumph Tour

Start date July 8, 1981
End date September 26, 1981
No. of shows 44 in North America
Box office US $5.5 million
($14.80 in 2017 dollars)[1]

Set list 

1. “Opening/Can You Feel It”
2. “Things I Do for You”
3. “Off the Wall”
4. “Ben”
5. “This Place Hotel”
6. “She’s Out of My Life”
7. “Movie and Rap, Including Excerpts of: I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye/Got to Be There”
8. “Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save”
9. “I’ll Be There”
10. “Rock with You”
11. “Lovely One”
12. “Workin’ Day and Night”
13. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
14. “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)”

*On the first dates “Walk Right Now” was performed

Tour dates

July 8 : The Jacksons kick off their Triumph Tour at the United States Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.

July 10 : Concert at the City MCC Arena in Oklahoma.

July 11 : Concert at the Dallas Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

July 12 : Concert at the The Summit in Houston, Texas.

July 15 : Concert at the HemisFair Arena in San Antonio.

July 16 : The Jacksons attend a Circus in New Orleans.

July 17 : Concert at the  Riverside Centroplex Arena in Baton Rouge.

July 18 : Concert at the Mobile Municipal Auditorium in Mobile.

July 22 : Concert at the Georgia, The Omni Coliseum  in Atlanta for the Atlanta Children’s Health Foundation).

July 24 : Concert at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro.

July 25 : Concert at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte.

July 26 : Concert at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton.

July 28 : Concert at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland.

July 31 + August 1 : Concerts at the  Landover Capital Centre in Washington D.C.

August 2 : Concert at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.

August 4 : Concert at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Canada.

August 5 : Concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada.

August 7 : Concert at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.

August 8 : Concert at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

August 9 : Concert at the The Coliseum in Richfield Township.

August 10 : Concert at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus.

August 12 : Concert at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta.

August 14 : Concert at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

August 15 : Concert at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford.

August 16 : Concert at the Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

August 18 + 19 : Concerts at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

August 21 : Concert at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

August 22 : Concert at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.

August 23 : Concert at the UD Arena in Dayton.

August 26 : Concert at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee.

August 28 : Concert at the Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois.

August 29 : Concert at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

August 31 : Concert at the Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

September 1 : Concert at the Kemper Arena in Kansas.

September 2 : Concert at the Checkerdome in St. Louis.

September 3 : Concert at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver.

September 4 : Concert at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

September 5 : Concert at the Chicago Stadium in Chicago.

September 7 : Concert at the Paradise Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

September 10 : Concert at the Cow Palace in Daly City

September 13 : Concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California.

September 15 : Concert at the ASU Activity Center in Tempe, Arizona.

September 16 : Concert at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego.

September 18 + 19 : Concerts at the The Forum in Inglewood.

September 22 : Concert at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.

September 25 + 26 : Last concerts at the The Forum in Inglewood. The whole Jackson family attends the shows and many celebrities including Magic Johnson, Dick Clark, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones & Patti Austin.

Band members

Michael Jackson: vocals
Jackie Jackson: vocals, percussion
Tito Jackson: guitar, vocals
Marlon Jackson: vocals, percussion
Randy Jackson: vocals, congas, piano, keyboards
Drums: Jonathan Moffett
Bass: Mike McKinney
Guitar: David Williams
Synthesizer: Bill Wolfer
Horns: Wesley Phillips, Cloris Grimes, Alan (Funt) Prater, Roderick (Mac) McMorris (East Coast Horns)



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