Tour by the Jacksons
Location North America
Associated albums Thriller & Victory
Start date July 6, 1984
End date December 9, 1984
No. of shows 47 in United States
8 in Canada
Attendance 2 million
Box office US$75 million ($176.67 million in 2017 dollars)
Set list :
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”
“Things I Do for You”
“Off the Wall”
“This Place Hotel”
“She’s Out of My Life”
Jermaine Jackson Medley: “Let’s Get Serious” / “You Like Me, Don’t You?”/”Dynamite” / “Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’ (Too Good to Be True)” (with Michael)
The Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” / “The Love You Save” / “I’ll Be There”
“Rock with You”
“Workin’ Day and Night”
“Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” (contain excerpts from “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough)”
July 1 : The Jackson have a full dress rehearsal of the “Victory” show at BJCC Colisuem in Birmingham.
July 6+7+8 : The Jacksons kick off the Victory Tour at the arrowhead stadium in in Kansas City (Missouri)
July 13+14+15 : Concerts at the Texas Stadium in Irving, (Dallas county) attended by Prince & Emmanuel Lewis among others. During the second concert in Dallas , Eddie Van Halen joins Michael on stage to play his solo guitar on Beat It
July 21+22+23 : Concerts at the Gator Bowl stadium in Jacksonville.
July 29+30+31 : Concerts at the Giants stadium in East Rutherford (New Jersey) attended by Katherine, Janet, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Dominic, Connie, Frank & Eddie Cascio among others.
August 4+5 : Concerts at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
August 7+8+9+10+11+12 : Concerts at the Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.
August 17+18+19 : Concert at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac (Michigan).
August 25+26 : Concerts at the Buffalo Rich Stadium in Orchad Park.
September 1+2 : Concerts at the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
September 7+8 : Concerts at the Mile High Stadium in Denver (Colorado). Michael visits Elton John..
September 16+17+18 : Concerts at the Canada Montreal Olympic Stadium in Montreal (Canada). During the last song, Jackie joins the brothers on stage for the first time during the tour.
September 21+22 : Concerts at the United States RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.
September 28+29 : Concerts at the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
October 5+6+7 : Concerts at the Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Canada.
October 12+13+14 : Concerts at the Comiskey Park in Chicago.
October 19+20 : Concerts at the Municipal Stadium in Cleveland.
October 29+30 : Concerts at the Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta.
November 2+3 : Concerts at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
November 9+10 : Concerts at the Houston Astrodome in Houston (Texas).
November 16+17+18 : Concerts at the BC Place in Vancouver, Canada.
November 30 + December 1+ 2 +7 +8+9 : The Jacksons play their last Victory Tour concerts at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles . During the last song of the last concert, Janet, LaToya & Rebbie join the group on stage with all the nieces and nephews to dance all together.
Michael announces on stage that this concert is the “last curtain call” from The Jacksons.
During 55 concerts attended by over 2 million people, the tour grossed a record $75 million!
Michael Jackson: vocals
Randy Jackson – vocals, percussion, keyboards
Jermaine Jackson: vocals; bass
Tito Jackson: vocals; guitar
Marlon Jackson: vocals; percussion
Jackie Jackson: vocals; percussion (First performance during the Quebec concerts.)
Keyboards: Rory Kaplan, Pat Leonard & Jai Winding
Guitar: David Williams & Gregg Wright
Drums: Jonathan Moffett
None of the concerts was officially released on VHS/DVD.
TV/Bottlegs/You Tube :
None of the concerts aired on TV.
The full Toronto concert leaked on You Tube