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Music / Tours / Destiny Tour

Destiny Tour: January 22, 1979 - September 26, 1980.

The Destiny Tour was a concert tour by The Jacksons that 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.

During the spring of 1979 – The Jacksons performed some concerts in Britain. April 14, 1979 – The Jacksons began their U.S. tour in Cleveland, Ohio and finished in Washington, D.C. after visiting 80 U.S. cities.

Year long tour split into two legs: the 1st leg saw Michael and his brothers visit Europe and Africa, before returning to the States - which is where all concerts during the 2nd leg of the hour, bar one (in Canada), were staged.

Starting the tour on January 22, 1979 in Bremen shortly after releasing the platinum-certified 'Destiny' album the previous December. The tour performed in three continents including a tour in Kenya and several headlining tours in Great Britain before taking on an 80-city tour in the United States, before ending the tour in Washington, D.C. near the end of the year. By the time the tour ended, lead singer Michael Jackson released his breakthrough LP, 'Off The Wall'.

Set list First leg:

1. Dancing Machine
2. Things I Do For You
3. Ben
4. Keep On Dancing
5. The Jackson 5 Medley (I Want You Back/ ABC/ The Love You Save)
6. I'll Be There
7. Enjoy Yourself
8. Destiny
9. Show You The Way To Go
10. All Night Dancin'
11. Blame It On The Boogie

Set list Second leg:

1. Dancing Machine
2. Things I Do For You
3. Off The Wall
4. Ben
5. The Jackson 5 Medley (I Want You Back/ ABC/ The Love You Save)
6. I'll Be There
7. Rock With You
8. Enjoy Yourself
9. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
10. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

Tour dates:

First leg: (January 22 to June 10, 1979)

Europe

1. January 22, 1979 Bremen - Germany
2. January 24, 1979 Bremen - Germany
3. January 26, 1979 Bremen - Germany
4. January 27, 1979 Frankfurt - Germany
5. January 28, 1979 Madrid - Spain
6. January 29, 1979 Madrid - Spain
7. January 30, 1979 Madrid - Spain
8. February 1, 1979 Amsterdam - Netherlands
9. February 2, 1979 Amsterdam - Netherlands
10. February 6, 1979 London - United Kingdom / Rainbow Theater
11. February 7, 1979 London - United Kingdom
12. February 8, 1979 London - United Kingdom
13. February 9, 1979 London - United Kingdom
14. February 10, 1979 Brighton - United Kingdom
15. February 11, 1979 Preston - United Kingdom
16. February 12, 1979 Wakefield - United Kingdom
17. February 13, 1979 Sheffield - United Kingdom
18. February 14, 1979 Geneva - Switzerland
19. February 15, 1979 Geneva - Switzerland
20. February 16, 1979 Glasgow - United Kingdom
21. February 17, 1979 Manchester - United Kingdom
22. February 18, 1979 Birmingham - United Kingdom
23. February 19, 1979 Halifax - Kingdom
24. February 20, 1979 Leicester - United Kingdom
25. February 21, 1979 Cardif - United Kingdom
26. February 23, 1979 London - United Kingdom / Finsbury Park
27. February 24, 1979 London - United Kingdom
28. February 25, 1979 Poole - United Kingdom
29. February 26, 1979 Amsterdam - Netherlands
30. February 29, 1979 Avignon - France
31. March 2, 1979 Paris - France / Palace

Africa

32. March 6, 1979 Johannesburg - South Africa
33. March 7, 1979 Johannesburg - South Africa
34. March 8, 1979 Johannesburg   - South Africa
35. March 9, 1979 Johannesburg - South Africa
36. March 10, 1979 Johannesburg - South Africa
37. March 12, 1979 Dakar - Senegal
38. March 13, 1979 Dakar - Senegal
39. March 14, 1979 Dakar - Senegal
40. March 15, 1979 Dakar - Senegal
41. March 19, 1979 Johannesburg - South Africa
42. March 20, 1979 Johannesburg - South Africa
43. March 21, 1979 Johannesburg - South Africa

North America

44. April 14, 1979 Cleveland, Ohio - USA
45. April 15, 1979 Cleveland, Ohio - USA
46. April 19, 1979 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - USA
47. April 22, 1979 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - USA
48. April 25, 1979 Chicago - Illinois
49. April 26, 1979 Chicago - Illinois
50. April 27, 1979 Chicago - Illinois
51. April 29, 1979 Chicago - Illinois
52. May 3, 1979 St. Petersburg - Florida
53. May 4, 1979 Fort Pierce - Florida
54. May 6, 1979 Jacksonville - Florida
55. May 10, 1979 Houston - Texas
56. May 12, 1979 Houston - Texas
57. May 16, 1979 Birmingham - Alabama
58. May 17, 1979 Columbus - Georgia
59. May 18, 1979 Nashville - Tennessee
60. May 19, 1979 Atlanta - Georgia
61. May 20, 1979 Memphis - Tennessee
62. May 24, 1979 Pine Bluff - Arkansas
63. May 26, 1979 Kansas City - Missouri
64. May 27, 1979 Oklahoma City Oklahoma
65. May 30, 1979 Shreveport - Louisiana
66. June 1, 1979 Norfolk, Virginia
67. June 3, 1979 Columbia - South Carolina
68. June 8, 1979 Charlotte - North Carolina
69. June 9, 1979 Washington D.C. - USA
70. June 10, 1979 Greensboro - North Carolina

Second leg: (October 2, 1979 to September 26, 1980)

North America

71. October 2, 1979 New Orleans - Louisiana / Municipal Auditorium
72. October 3, 1979 New Orleans - Louisiana / Municipal Auditorium
73. October 4, 1979 Shreveport - Louisiana
74. October 5, 1979 Mobile - Alabama
75. October 6, 1979 Huntsville - Alabama
76. October 7, 1979 Louisville Kentucky / Louisville Gardens
77. October 12, 1979 Philadelphia - Pennsylvania / The Spectrum
78. October 13, 1979 Rochester - New York
79. October 14, 1979 Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania / Civic Arena
80. October 15, 1979 Saginaw - Michigan
81. October 19, 1979 Indianapolis - Indiana / Market Square Arena
82. October 20, 1979 St. Louis - Missouri / Kiel Auditorium
83. October 21, 1979 Dayton - Ohio
84. October 25, 1979 Columbus - Ohio
85. October 26, 1979 Syracuse - New York
86. October 27, 1979 Buffalo - New York
87. October 28, 1979 Springfield - Massachusetts
88. November 1, 1979 Kalamazoo - Michigan
89. November 2, 1979 Chicago - Illinois / Chicago Stadium
90. November 3, 1979 Cleveland - Ohio / Convention Center
91. November 4, 1979 Detroit - Michigan / Cobo Hall
92. November 5, 1979 Detroit - Michigan / Cobo Hall
93. November 7, 1979 Baltimore - Maryland
94. November 8, 1979 Uniondale - New York
95. November 9, 1979 Richmond - Virginia
96. November 10, 1979 Hampton - Virginia
97. November 11, 1979 Fayetteville - North Carolina
98. November 14, 1979 Fort Worth - Texas
99. November 15, 1979 Baton Rouge - Louisiana / Centroplex
100. November 16, 1979 Jackson - Mississippi / Mississippi Coliseum
101. November 17, 1979 Lake Charles - Louisiana
102. November 18, 1979 Houston - Texas / The Summit
103. November 20, 1979 Columbus - Georgia
104. November 21, 1979 Greenville - South Carolina
105. November 22, 1979 Savannah - Georgia
106. November 23, 1979 Macon - Georgia
107. November 24, 1979 Nashville - Tennessee / Mississippi Coliseum
108. November 25, 1979 Atlanta - Georgia / The Omni Coliseum
109. November 29, 1979 Albuquerque - Colorado
110. November 30, 1979 Denver - Colorado / Mcnichols Sports Arena
111. December 2, 1979 Honolulu - Hawaii / Neal Blaisdell Center
112. November 6, 1979 Portland - Oregon
113. December 8, 1979 Seattle - Washington / Seattle Center Coliseum
114. December 9, 1979 Vancouver - Canada
115. December 13, 1979 San Bernadino - California / Swing Auditorium
116. December 14, 1979 Phoenix - Arozona / Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
117. December 15, 1979 San Diego - California / San Diego Sports Arena
118. December 16, 1979 Oakland / Oakland Coliseum
119. December 18, 1979 Los Angeles - California / The Forum
120. December 19, 1979 Washington D.C. - USA
121. February 5, 1980 Honolulu - Hawaii
122. September 17, 1980 Los Angeles - California
123. September 18, 1980 Los Angeles - California
124. September 19, 1980 Los Angeles - California
125. September 25, 1980 Los Angeles - California
126. September 26, 1980 Los Angeles - California

Destiny Tour Ticket

Performers:

Jackie Jackson: vocals
Tito Jackson: guitar, vocals
Jermaine Jackson: bass, vocals (In London Concerts)
Marlon Jackson: vocals
Michael Jackson: vocals
Randy Jackson: vocals, congas, percussion, piano, keyboards

Band members:

Drums: Jonathan Moffett
Bass: Michael McKinney
Keyboards: Bill Wolfer
Horns: (East Coast Horns): Wesley Phillips, Cloris Grimes, Alan (Funt) Prater, Roderick (Mac) McMorris


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